HARTFORD schoolboy Jacob Nicholl is to take part in the English Schools Swimming Association Diving Championships at the London Aquatics Centre on Sunday, December 8.

The 12-year-old St Nicholas RC High School student, who contested the Irish Open Diving Championships in Dublin during November, achieved qualifying scores for the North West Division in October along with three teammates from the Manchester Aquatic Dive Team.

Jacob, Jenna Byrne, 15, Matthew Guerin, 14, and Lacie Mae Patterson, 11, will head down to the capital with head coach Jan Isherwood and team manager Bradley Astles the day before.