Anticipation by Geraint Ashton Jones
As any close sporting contest ebbs and flows so do the emotions of the athletes and the spectators. This collection of images was taken from the second round of the 2018 Inter Service Championship which was for the first time played at the Twickenham Stoop. It is hoped that the match can be re-established as a major destination sporting event having lost its focus since its move from Twickenham in the 90s.
Prior to match the RAF had beaten the Army in Round 1 so knew that a win would secure the Championship. For the Navy a win would ensure that they would be themselves challenging for an Inter Service title when they ran out at a sell out Twickenham two weeks later in the 101st Army v Navy Match.
In this work "Anticpation" I have attempted to capture a few pre game, in game and post game moments that just freeze a instance of time as the game unfolded to its eventually conclusion.