Walton selected for Euro event
Rowing. Jonathan Walton has been selected for the Great Britain rowing team for the European Championships in Italy, which starts tomorrow.
Walton, 21, from Leicester, will race in the men's quadruple scull at the event, on Lake Varese, as one of nine GB development crews competing following a successful Olympic and Paralympic Games for GB's rowers.
The Loughborough University student impressed in the men's double scull at the 2012 World Rowing Under-21 Championships in Trakai.
After narrowly missing out on a place in the 'A' final, Walton and partner Jack Beaumont won the 'B' final and finished seventh overall.
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The Europeans have become a traditional baptism at a top-level championship for new and young GB rowers aspiring to gain selection to the senior squads.
The 'A' finals in Italy will take place on Sunday.
Wheelchair Basketball. Leicester Cobras have named Easy Internet Services and Solutions as their new sponsor.
They are the only wheelchair basketball team in Leicestershire who compete in the Britain Wheelchair Basketball Association national league.
Mark Esho, managing director of Easy Internet, said they are very proud to sponsor such a great team.
"Promoting wheelchair basketball is vitally important and we hope that more people will be inspired to take part but also help raise funds and donate to keep the Cobras going," he said.
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tennis. A Paralympic star will be at Loughborough Lawn Tennis club tomorrow for a disability open day.
Dave Phillipson, who appeared in the 2012 London Games, and national wheelchair coach Martyn Whait will be hoping to encourage new players to take up the sport.
A session for wheelchair tennis will take place from 10am to 12noon, followed by coaching for players with learning disabilities, 12noon to 2pm.
The day is supported by both Charnwood Borough Council and the Tennis Foundation.
For more information contact Jonny Rudge on 07903 975211 or go to: