HAVE YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A CHAMPION? FIND OUT WITH #DiscoverYour GOLD
The biggest multi-sport talent identification campaign in British history has been launched today with Boxing Heavyweight World Champion Anthony Joshua, Olympic Rowing icon Sir Steve Redgrave and Olympic Skeleton Champion Lizzy Yarnold among those urging you to #DiscoverYour Gold.
Taekwondo, as well as over 20 other sports are involved in #DiscoverYour Gold, a partnership between UK Sport, the English Institute of Sport (EIS), and a range of National Governing Bodies, targeting 15-24 year old males and females to be fast-tracked into the exciting world of high performance sport.
Launched today (July 12) at the Lee Valley VeloPark, the campaign aims to identify talented young athletes who could be challenging for medals at Tokyo 2020 and beyond.
#DiscoverYour Gold – has five strands:
- #DiscoverYour Power – Cycling, Skeleton, Canoeing
- #DiscoverYour Para Potential – All Paralympic sports including Para Athletics, Para Swimming and Para Cycling
- #DiscoverYour Fight – Judo, Taekwondo and Women’s Boxing
- #DiscoverYour Giant – Rowing
- #DiscoverYour Freestyle – Freestyle Snowboarders and Skiers
Sir Steve Redgrave, who launched the first talent identification campaign Sporting Giants seven years ago, said: “UK Sport and the English Institute of Sport have an impressive track record of discovering great British talent.
“I have seen the impact of similar schemes after Sporting Giants discovered Olympic Champion Helen Glover but #DiscoverYour Gold is the biggest and best yet.
“It’s very exciting to help launch the new campaign – the next great British sporting talent is out there and they’ve just been given a wonderful opportunity to take the first step on the road to the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.”
Previous UK Sport and EIS talent identification campaigns have been hugely successful discovering Olympic Rowing Champion Helen Glover, Taekwondo Olympic bronze medallist Lutalo Muhammad, Sochi 2014 Skeleton gold medallist Lizzy Yarnold and London 2012 Para-Cycling silver medallist Karen Darke.
The Fighting Chance campaign has previously had a successful track record for the World Class Performance Programme as graduates of the initiative include: Damon Sansum (2015 World Championships silver medallist), Rachelle Booth (2015 World Championships bronze medallist), Charlie Maddock (2015 European Games Champion) and Lauren Williams (2014 Junior World Champion & 2016 European Champion).
To apply, visit www.uksport.gov.uk/talent