Day 2 of the National Championships arrived rather too quickly after eventually calling it a day editing down a small set of images from day one for PR photography usage and after a hearty breakfast we all set off to various parts of Bath University to photograph the sports which were all now in full flow. Saturday saw the widest geographic spread of sports and multiple photographers working across three sites to get as much coverage as possible of the events including dedicated coverage of both the cross country and trampolining. I drew myself the short straw and covered three different sites in the day shooting on campus covering some excellent basketball in the morning, table tennis, and a little bit of trampolining then heading into Bristol for the netball round robin and some 5-a-side soccer in the Goals Centre in Filton, before leaving for the badminton at a school near Bath Uni and then back to the campus site to wrap up for the sports coverage. Having photographed the netball before for BCS I found it easy to settle into comfortable coverage ensuring I photographed as many of the teams as possible whilst also having time to head out to the football pitches for some fast and furious soccer action and plenty of goals in both the mens and womens competition.
Fortunately the car journeys allowed me to take on some much needed water and on arrival back at the campus we quickly headed down to cover the medals ceremony for some of the sports which completed on either Friday or Saturday, shooting the awards in both a documentary and studio lit environment. Congratulations to all of the medal winners at that ceremony, and also thanks go to all of the competitors, staff and volunteers who are making this event such good fun to work at.
Again here are a short set of images from across some of the sports from today.
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