New Wesport Talent Hubs helping to nurture the next generation of Talented Athletes
Wednesday the 7th March saw The West of England Sport Trust launch its search for the next generation of talented athletes. These athletes will be carefully selected and those chosen will then gain access to Wesport’s New Talent Hubs.
Wesport Talent Hubs are designed to support athletes who are aged between 12 – 15 years of age from the West of England area who are close to or competing at county level in their chosen sport. The Wesport Talent Hubs will provide Strength and Conditioning training to improve their ability to move efficiently and so increase their sporting ability. This support is often difficult for athletes to access with athletes having either to be on a national talent scheme or to pay for this specialist support. The Talent Hubs will change this and allow athletes to be able to access this specialist training for just £5.00 a week.
Richard Colman, Wesport’s Coaching Development Manager said:
“I am delighted that we have launched Wesport Talent Hubs today. This has been a long-standing ambition for Wesport and me. We are very excited about the future of these Talent Hubs where we will bring some great coaches together with young potential athletes.”
The Wesport Talent Hubs will work via an athlete selection process. Athletes aged 12-15 and who are close to or are competing for their county will be asked to apply for the Wesport Talent Hubs. Application forms are available for www.wesport.org.uk/talent and Wesport encourages anyone who deems themselves of that standard to apply. Wesport will then select athletes from the information provided and invite those that have been successful to book onto their nearest Talent Hub. There will be two Talent Hubs held. One will be held at the University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus and the Second will be held at Ashton Park Sports Centre.
Steve Nelson, CEO of Wesport said:
“This is a great opportunity for us and our partners to help support the next potential sporting stars from the West of England. This programme will enable us to help drive Olympic and Paralympic legacy for the athletes of the future and hopefully will support them on their journey to compete in their chosen sport at a high level.”