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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:

Men

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

Women

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

 

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