Youth Sports Trust hosts talented young rowers

Close to 100 aspiring Olympians and Paralympians have travelled to Loughborough University for the Youth Sports Trust’s seventh National Talent Camp.

Young rowers have joined up-and-coming athletes from eight other sports for the four-day training camp, which runs until Wednesday (21 December).

The National Talent Camp promises the 14-18 year olds a unique insight into high-performance sport, with Olympic gold medal-winning athlete Jason Gardener on hand to lead a series of training sessions and classroom-based workshops.

‘These youngsters have been given a great opportunity to learn from some of the UK’s most successful sports stars, so it’s something they should be grabbing onto with both hands,’ said Gardener.

‘The fact that they have been chosen for this prestigious camp already shows they are demonstrating real sporting promise, but being an elite athlete is not all about your talent. You need to be all-rounded, and realise that a lot of determination, hard work and sacrifice is needed to be top of your game.

‘The camp really draws on these factors and helps these young athletes to understand the challenges they face being an elite performer, being the best and staying at the top level and the life commitment needed in order to succeed.’

Topics covered in the four-day camp include working with the media, sports nutrition, and high-performance training sessions.

For more information about the Youth Sports Trust National Training Camps, visit http://www.youthsporttrust.org.

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