Twelve athletes have been named to the England Talent A Squad including ITU world junior silver medal winner, Kate Waugh and ETU European Youth Champion, Daniel Slater.
Support will include the upcoming winter camp which takes place in Rio Major, Portugal this month as well as a summer camp next year and other key areas:
- Access to ongoing Sports Science Sports Medicine (SSSM) education through National technical weekends and training camps;
- Supported European competition(s) in 2018;
- Supported transition processes through GCSEs, A Levels and beyond.
The aim of the England Talent Squad is to bring together the best young triathletes in England and to be a key stage in their journey along the British Triathlon Performance Pathway. Athletes including Olivia Mathias, Sophie Alden, Ben Dijkstra and Alex Yee have benefitted in recent years and are progressing to U23 level having won major junior medals and having secured University places.
The programme aims to enable personal and athletic development through the provision of opportunities and experiences which will add value to athletes current and future careers. Additional athletes will be added to the B Squad in the new year.
England Talent A Squad for 2017/18:
James Chantler-Mayne, 17 – South West
Sam Hart, 17 – South East
Toby Osman, 17 - Yorkshire
Dan Slater, 17 – North West
Nathan Smith, 17 - Yorkshire
Matt Willis, 17 – North West
Libby Coleman, 16 – East Midlands
Elsbeth Grant, 15 – East Midlands
Imogen Moroney, 17 – South West
Caitlin Roper, 18 – West Midlands
Freya Thomson, 16 - London
Kate Waugh, 18 – North East