Athletes Supported to Maximise Potential

21 talented young athletes from 6 North Oxfordshire Secondary Schools gathered at The Bicetser School for the first of this year’s Junior Athlete Education (JAE) workshops.

The JAE programme, offered in partnership with Youth Sport Trust, aims to maximise the sporting and academic potential of chosen youngsters, by achieving a balanced lifestyle of training, competitions, schoolwork, exams and family life.

The first workshop, which focused on Performance Improvement, was delivered by Tim Predergast, Athlete Mentor and Paralympic Gold Medallist

Tim explained what had inspired him as a youngster, both before and after losing his sight, before challenging the students to identify the key ingredients for sporting success and supporting them to construct their own performance profile.

In a few weeks’ time, the students will be mentored by former sprinter and Commonwealth Medallist, Montell Douglas. Montell will guide the students through a Goal Setting workshop, before leading a ‘Performance Parent’ workshop exploring common issues faced by JAE parents, and will be offering practical advice, solutions and useful tips.

This the fourth year we have offered the Junior Athlete Education Programme to students in North Oxfordshire, with many alumni recently achieving outstanding school results as well as competing at National and International Level.


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