FUTURE Olympic prospect Tyler Humphreys will bid to continue boosting his rising stock at next weekend’s European Junior Diving Championships in Norway.

The 15-year-old from Shoebury will compete in Bergen on Saturday, having spent as many as 26 hours a week training for the event at Southend Diving.

Working alongside former club members and Olympic finalist Oliver Dingley, Tyler will test himself against Europe’s elite junior divers.

And his coach Charles Calvert was full of praise for the youngster.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for Tyler to compete against the top divers in Europe and take the next step towards his Olympic dream,” said Calvert.

“Tyler already has a number of international medals to his name. He is a hard-working individual with a huge desire to win and has bags of talent to go with it.

“This is the toughest event for junior divers in Europe, and Tyler will have another four years after this to qualify and represent Great Britain at this level, and beyond.

“We want him to qualify for the Junior World Championships to set himself up to be a successful senior athlete on the road to the 2024 Olympic Games.”

The King Edmund School pupil flew out to Scandinavia last week to prepare, and is hopeful of a strong showing.

Only 13 months ago, the teenager suffered a nasty head injury while diving, but has battled back impressively.

Tyler has represented England and Great Britain at events including the Mediterranean Cup and the Seven Nations.

And he has won a hugely impressive medal tally of a gold, two silver and two bronze international medals over the past three seasons.

Anyone interested in diving is encouraged to contact the club at southend-diving@fusion-lifestyle.com.