SEDGEFIELD swimmer Hannah Featherstone is preparing to represent Britain in the European Junior Championships which begin in Holland this morning.

Featherstone, who won two silver medals and a bronze in the team events at last year’s European Youth Olympic Festival, is part of a 30-strong squad that has travelled to Dordrecht.

The 15-year-old is set to compete in her preferred event, the 100m freestyle, and will hope to add to the national title she claimed last year,

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City of Sunderland disability swimmer Matt Wylie has also been named in the squad, and is one of six British Para-Swimming athletes selected as multi-classification events are included within the European Junior Championships for the first time.