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Tom Daley's coach may leave the UK

The man responsible for guiding Tom Daley to the top of his sport - and turning Plymouth into a national centre of excellence - may be forced to leave the UK and coach abroad. Andy Banks is considering a move to Canada to coach their national team.

Tom Daley with Andy Banks following his victory at the 2010 Commonwealth Games Credit: John Giles/PA Archive

Tom Daley: 'I'm NOT retiring'

Plymouth diver Tom Daley has told us he's committed to carrying on in the sport for at least another two years. It comes just 24 hours after it was rumoured he was going to retire to pursue his television career.

In an interview with our sports correspondent Matthias Kurth, he said diving remained his priority - and his ambition was to compete at the next Olympic games in Rio.


VIDEO: Tom Daley brings Queen's baton to Britain

Tom Daley has brought the Queen's baton back onto British soil ahead of this summer's Commonwealth games. The Olympic and Commonwealth medallist from Plymouth carried the baton into Jersey yesterday evening. It'll now make its way to Glasgow ahead of the Games in July.

The baton has spent that last seven months travelling to 63 Commonwealth nations and territories.

Here is the video of the baton's arrival in Jersey and Tom's reaction to the honour.


Tom Daley brings Queen's Baton back to Britain

Tom Daley brings Queen's baton back to Britain Credit: John Walton/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Tom Daley will this afternoon be bringing the Queen's Baton back to British soil as it arrives in Jersey. The Olympic and Commonwealth medallist from Plymouth will carry the baton which contains a message from the Queen ashore.

The message is then read out at the start of the Commonwealth Games 2014 held in Glasgow. The baton has spent that last seven months travelling to 63 Commonwealth nations and territories.

Tom Daley is Britain's first baton bearer for the Commonwealth Games

Tom Daley says he is "so honoured" to take on the key role Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Tom Daley is to carry the Queen's Baton when it touches down in Britain for its tour of the Commonwealth ahead of this summer's games in Glasgow.

The Plymouth born diver will take on the role for the big arrival at St Aubin's harbour in Jersey on Sunday.

It marks the start of the home nations leg of the baton's 288-day international journey and the final run-up to the July 23 opening ceremony.

Tom Daley: Why I'm leaving Plymouth for London

Tom Daley has spoken for the first time about his decision to move from his home city of Plymouth to London.

The 19-year-old will now be training at the London Aquatics Centre, the same venue where he won his bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics. As well as the south west, Tom leaves behind his life-long coach Andy Banks, who helped develop his career during his time at the Plymouth Life Centre.

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