Olympic bronze medallist Tom Daley will be part of Great Britain's diving team that will take part in the London leg of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series starting on the 25th April.

Daley, 19, will be competing in his home pool for the first time and will look to please the fans when he goes in the 10m Platform competition.

The three day event will run from Tuesday to Thursday and Daley will be in action the 27th - the final day. 

At the start of 2014, Daley made the move from Plymouth to London and began a new programme with new coach Jane Figueiredo.

Likely to face stiff competition, Daley will be up against Olympic and world medallists and will be looking to finish higher than his third place in London two years ago. 

“This will be the first time that I will have competed at an international at my home pool and it is something that I am really excited about,” Daley said in a statement.

“I have been in London now for almost two months and I love it. The pool holds such good memories for me and is always impressive when you walk in."

Ahead of the Commonwealth Games which takes place this summer, Daley hopes the British squad can show how much they have improved before they head to Glasgow. 

“The home crowd support is something that is so important for all of the divers and it really inspired us all at the London Olympics. It’s going to be fantastic to have the same sort of crowd come and cheer on the British team this year and hopefully show them all how good diving is ahead of the Commonwealths in the summer,” he said. 

Among the competition that Daley will face, familiar opponent Daniel Boudia will be amongst them. Boudia and Daley have been involved in some close battles during their young careers and Daley is wary of his threat. 

“It’s going to be good to compete alongside the world’s best and I know that it will be a tight 10m Platform final with the likes of David [Boudia] in the mix.

"He showed he is world class at London 2012 and it’s going to be good to go up against him again and see where we’re both at, at this point in the season," Daley added. 

Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow will be back in action following Couch's knee injury. Both divers will want to put on a performance when they compete on the first and last day of the meeting in the 10m Platform events.

Chris Mears and Jack Laugher make up the British team’s new 3m Synchro pairing while Laugher will also compete in the 3m Individual on 26 April.

The men’s 10m Synchro sees a new pair of Matty Lee and Daniel Goodfellow. Lee, who turned 16 in March this year, is new to the senior team and will want to take what he has learnt from the Beijing and Dubai legs into the pool that was used for the London Olympic Games.

“I’m extremely excited competing in London with a home crowd and it being the first competition there since the Olympics,” Lee said.

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