Rising Stars November 2017

Hough End triumph at the Rising Stars gala

Hough End regained their top Club title over Harpurhey in the City of Manchester Rising Stars
gala by winning the November edition of the Rising Stars event.

The event took place at the Manchester Aquatic Centre on Saturday 25 th November with the
Manchester Community Clubs, Broadway, Harpurhey, Wythenshawe, City of Manchester
Icebergs, COMAST Hough End and the COMAST Academy all entering teams to compete for the
winner’s trophy. The gala gives young swimmers a chance to participate in a competitive
environment.

The final event of 2017 was swum in the 50m pool with individual events of Freestyle,
Breaststroke, Butterfly and Backstroke together with a team 200m Medley and 4x50m Freestyle
team relays.

For the second event in a row the Club relay trophy went to City of Manchester Icebergs whose
team of Bobby Hulme, Sydney Burgess, Daniel Bafi and Leah Yohannes this time edged out
Hough End.

The event is organised and officiated by volunteers from the City of Manchester Aquatics Swim
Team, with swimmers from the senior squads providing the timekeeping.

Hough End took the overall team trophy despite finishing with fewer Gold medals than their
rivals, however, points are gained for a top five placing in each event and Hough End scored
highly overall.

Former Paralympic multi Gold medallist and World Champion Matt Walker was on hand to
present the Trophies to the winning teams.

The next Rising Stars gala will take place on Saturday 17 th February 2018. See you all there!

Top Team Award
1st       City of Manchester Hough End
2nd      Harpurhey ASC
3rd      City of Manchester Academy

‘A’ Team Relay
1st       City of Manchester Icebergs
2nd      City of Manchester Hough End
3rd      Harpurhey ASC

‘B’ Team Relay
1st       Harpurhey ASC
2nd      City of Manchester Hough End
3rd      Wythenshawe

Individual Medley Team Relay
1st       City of Manchester Icebergs
2nd      Harpurhey ASC
3rd      City of Manchester Academy

Full results can be found on this link: Results

Dates for the 2018 Rising Stars are as follows:
Feb 17th
June 16th
Sep 29th
November 24th (long course)

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