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Teenage golfer from Cumbria to represent Europe

Cumbria's Caitlin Whitehead Credit: European Golf Association

A 15-year old from Cumbria will represent Europe in next week’s Asia-Pacific Junior Golf Championship in Hong Kong.

Kirkbie Kendal School pupil Caitlin Whitehead clinched her place in the Europe team with a three-shot victory in last month’s European Young Masters.

She’s one of four players, making up two mixed European teams, who will compete against the best junior players from the Asia Pacific region.


WATCH: Football, mental health and the community

The high pressure world of football is no exception when it comes to mental health issues.

Gazza, Stan Collymore and most recently Everton's Aaron Lennon have had high profile struggles.

As part of our series of reports for Mental Health Awareness Week, our reporter, Ryan Dollard, takes a look at the work Carlisle United are doing to provide support for the community:

WATCH: Sports stars can break mental health stigma

ITV Border spoke to Richard Metcalf from Active Cumbria, the sport and activity partnership that is part of Cumbria County Council.

It aims to encourage more people to take part in sport and physical activity as a way coping with stress and anxiety.

Our presenter, Pam Royle, asked how having role models like footballer Aaron Lennon talking about the treatment they've received for mental health problems can encourage other people to talk and to seek help:


WATCH: CUFC Captain names his favourite footy games

Carlisle United Captain Danny Grainger, with the help of his long-faced friend, told our reporter Ryan Dollard his top three home games as a fan ahead of his biggest game as a player, and he wasn't horsing about:

Venue change for County Sunday Cup Final

Credit: Cumberland FA

The Cumberland Football Association has announced a change in venue for the County Sunday Cup Final.

The game between Arroyo Arms and Salutation will be taking place on Sunday the 7th of May at The County Ground, home of Whitehaven Football Club.

Organisers say Cumberland FA will support the travel of both clubs and entry to the game will be free of charge for all attendees.

Like the clubs, we are disappointed to have to ask two teams from the east to travel out to a venue in west Cumbria. However, I would like to stress that this was not for the want of trying to find a closer venue. We recognise that this means more travel for the players and spectators, which is why we have offered to support both clubs with travel expenses – and are making the entry into the final free of charge.

– Ben Snowdon, Chief Executive Officer of Cumberland FA

Cumbrian man chosen for Team GB wheelchair basketball team

Nathaniel Pattinson has been selected to join the Great Britain Under 23 World Championships squad Credit: ITV Border

A Cumbrian man has been selected to join a national wheelchair basketball team.

21-year-old Nathaniel Pattinson, who is part of the Cumbria Wheelchair Sports Club basketball team known as the CWSC Panthers, was chosen to represent Great Britain in the Under 23 World Championships for Wheelchair Basketball.

I’m fortunate to be able to work in disability sport, for Cumbria Wheelchair Sports Club. This is also where my local team CWSC Panthers is based – which I play in national league division 1. I also coach the div 3 and step league teams in Carlisle too, along with clubs all over Cumbria in a variety of disability sports. I’m really looking forward to going to Canada to the world championships and hopefully we should come back with a medal”.

– Nathaniel Pattinson

The team, captained by the Rio Paralympian Gregg Warburton, will be playing in Toronto, Canada from 5th-29th June.

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