George Johnson in Year 11 has recently been offered a place on the Archery GB Regional Performance Academy Programme. This is a fantastic achievement for George, who has been involved in a rigorous selection process and training programme for the past 18 months. From the thousands of junior members the programme was open to, only sixty athletes have been selected from across England.
The Programme is intensive and its purpose is to prepare each athlete for their journey to become an Olympic medallist. The next stage in George's journey is entry into the World Class Performance Programme and competition for these places is tough. George will be required to attend residential training camps each month, regular meetings with squad coaches between camps, as well as approximately 15-20 hours of archery each week.
This is a fantastic opportunity for George and TTC wish him all the best in the next part of his sporting development. Who knows, we could all be cheering him on at the next Olympics!