Hood’s Hull success - Hartpury student scoops sporting award


Hartpury student and future Olympic hopeful, Josh Hood, has been recognised at a recent award ceremony following a string of successful sporting performances.

The Physical Education and Coaching diploma student, and modern pentathlete, was crowned the winner of the Junior Sportsman award as part of the Hull Daily Mail awards.

Hood, 16, had a very successful 2017 after finishing second in the British Triathlon under-17 category as well as 4th in the British Tetrathlon under-17 event. Last year was also his first international season after being selected by Great Britain. He had a string of good results including first place in the Under 17 Irish Modern Pentathlon event.

He joins a long list of sporting stars to be recognised as part of the annual awards. The list includes Olympic boxing gold medallist Luke Campbell and recent Australian Open semi-finalist, tennis player Kyle Edmund.

Hood was nominated by his Headteacher at St. Mary’s College, where he studied for his GCSEs. Nominees for the awards were shortlisted down to three before being selected as a winner by a three-person panel.

The Hull national started competing at the age of 11 in a Schools Biathlon. He has since progressed through the English Talent Programme going from Talent to World Class Talent before becoming a part of the Talent Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS).

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