Another first, photographing Fencing at the 2023 British Senior Championship held at The Lee Valley Athletics Centre London for UKSportspics.
Three disciplines, Foil, Epee and Sabre for Men and Women made for a full day with more than 300 entrants across all the disciplines supported by over 30 international judges. More details here https://www.britishfencing.com/gbr-fencing/
A first opportunity to photograph this fast moving game at The Wimbledon Club for UKSportspics.
The Optasia Championship is a key part of the PSA international programme and held over a week during June. An exciting line up of players made for close match play along with a few upsets. As a photographer shooting from a limited vantage point behind the glass back wall; the challenge was mostly anticipation of the play and working to get both the player and ball in the frame.
My first experience of Hurling courtesy of Coiste CLG Contae Londian GAA and the opportunity to photograph London GAA vs Donegal in the Allianz National League at McGovern Park. A fast moving game with 15 on each side and a pitch 140×85 metres. The match ran close throughout the hour with Donegal finally coming out on top by 2 points.
Quite a year for the Huskies who have strengthened their squad, come second in the league and gained a well earned place in the final of the Wilkinson Cup at the close of the season. They always make a exciting evening for the spectator, and now have sizeable and loyal following. Alexandra Palace remains their home and has been filled to capacity more than a few times this year. I am delighted again to be the Huskies ‘de facto’ photographer and I am happy to share images from the 2021-2022 season here
More photographs from the 2022 season can be found here;
So enjoyed capturing moments for our new client London Playing Fields Foundation both at their playing fields and summer London fund raising social at the Oval. Without their work London would be poorer in sporting facilities for all, and by a long way. Please check out here for more details https://www.lpff.org.uk/
All photographs are the property of London Playing Fields Foundation and UKSportpics, please contact for re-use
Privileged to roam the touchline its a wonderful opportunity to capture amateur rugby action and the players from all angles. Great spirit hard fought matches and a true team ethos sums up this club from this photographers viewpoint. I am always pleased to return and shoot a match here at Bramley Road.
Shooting for UKsportspics the British Basketball League Championships is a new venture for me. Close action and a great venue at the Copperbox Arena Olympic Park London and friendly supporters help as well.
SailGP, the fastest sail racing in the world, arrived in the UK to make its debut on European waters at Cowes on the Isle of Wight. These catamarans foil to gain speed and topped 50 knots for the first time at Cowes.
My assignment for UKSportspics to cover the penultimate round of this new sport on the Sunday. Saturday’s racing being cancelled due to winds being just too strong.
Strong winds returned on the Sunday, with this and shooting from a rib made this exciting and at times nigh on impossible to hold a frame. Short zooms fared best though much of the credit goes to the rib skipper and his ability to place us close to the action. Tom Slingsby and Australia won all three races and in the following round in Marseilles the championship. Look out for the return of SailGP in 2020.