Helping talented athletes reach the top

From Sport England:

150 of the north east’s most promising sportsmen and women will benefit from a new elite training programme designed to help them get to the top of their game.

The programme, which will see strength and conditioning training made available to local talent, is being provided by Sport England, the English Institute of Sport and five north east universities.

Athletes across a variety of sports have already been selected to receive the training by their national governing bodies. The long-term objective is to give them the skills and abilities to train effectively and safely at the highest standard, and therefore150 of the north east’s most promising sportsmen and women will benefit from a new elite training programme designed to help them get to the top of their game.

The programme, which will see strength and conditioning training made available to local talent, is being provided by Sport England, the English Institute of Sport and five north east universities.

Athletes across a variety of sports have already been selected to receive the training by their national governing bodies. The long-term objective is to give them the skills and abilities to train effectively and safely at the highest standard, and therefore increase the number of athletes from the north east progressing to the top levels of English sport.

Two strength and conditioning talent coaches will be appointed – Jonathan Kantor has already taken up his post based at Durham University, and Northumbria University is currently recruiting the second coach.

The coaches will work with athletes from several sports including athletics, fencing, netball, rowing, women’s rugby and swimming.
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Two strength and conditioning talent coaches will be appointed – Jonathan Kantor has already taken up his post based at Durham University, and Northumbria University is currently recruiting the second coach.

The coaches will work with athletes from several sports including athletics, fencing, netball, rowing, women’s rugby and swimming.

Read the full story from Sport England here