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Blackhill teenager makes bobsleigh team

Mica McNeill competes for the junior Team GB in the bobsleigh Credit: Robin Palmer Ltd

A 19 year old from Blackhill, near Consett, has been chosen to represent Great Britain in the bobsleigh at the Junior World Championships.

Mica McNeill, who went to Durham High School, made history when she won a silver medal for Team GB at the first Winter Youth Olympic Games in January.


Hockey stars show off their medals

Beth Storry happily poses for photos Credit: ITV

Olympic Bronze medal winners Beth Storry and Alex Danson have been on Teesside hoping to inspire the next generation of hockey players.

The Team GB players were invited by Marton Furness Hockey Club to attend a training session to attract new members and coach promising players of the future.

Team GB won Bronze in the Women's Hockey Credit: ITV
Alex Danson signs autographs Credit: ITV

"It's going to be something special"

North East members of the Team GB Women's football squad say they're looking forward to the Olympics and are delighted to be playing their warm-up match against Sweden in the region.

It takes place at the Riverside Stadium tomorrow afternoon.

It's the first time Great Britain has entered a women's team into the Olympic football tournament. Steph Houghton from Durham is in the squad and has been speaking to ITV Tyne Tees during a visit to a school in Middlesbrough.


GB warm-up tickets to go on sale

Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium Credit: ITV

Tickets for Team GB's Olympic warm-up matches at Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium will go on sale on Monday.

The women's football team take on Sweden at 4pm on Friday 20 July, followed by the men's match against Brazil at 7:45pm. Supporters tickets will give them access to both games.

Tickets will be priced at £20 for adults, £15 for Over-65s, and £10 for Under-16s.

Neil Bausor, Middlesbrough FC Chief Executive said: "This is a unique opportunity to see the Olympic teams here at the Riverside.

"It's a chance to see exciting world stars in action and we're sure demand for tickets will be enormous, not only in the North East but further afield as well."

Tickets will go on sale from 9am on Monday 18 June.