Global VX are delighted that Olympic Diver Jack Laugher has agreed to be the sport’s official Ambassador. Jack, who recently successfully made the transition to senior level, competed at the 2012 Olympics in London and won a gold medal at the World Championships in Sept 2012. He is a former student at Ripon Grammar School which is the VX National Centre of Excellence.
Jack encountered the sport at school when the Director of Sport for Ripon Schools, Helen Mackenzie, introduced VX to the school. Helen, who taught Jack at the school said: “This is fantastic news for the VX community. Jack is a wonderful young man. Not only has he already achieved so much but he is going to go even further and he is a terrific role-model. We are absolutely delighted to have him in our corner – and a bonus is that he is a Yorkshire Olympian helping a young sport that was born in Yorkshire.”
Jack said: “I’ve known Miss Mac for a long time and have seen via her the impact that VX has had, so I was honoured when she asked me if I’d like to be involved. This is an incredibly exciting sport and I’m looking forward to helping spread the word about it. We have lots of ideas.”
Massive congrats to Jack Laugher, the 3m British Diving Champion with 480.60 points! 2 Golds and a Bronze at the National Cup 2014. GOLD for Jack on 1m springboard at National Cup 2014, smashing his PB and a new British record on 445.1.
Update: At the Commonwealth games, Jack did an amazing job while winning two golds and a silver!