Learning never stops and scottishathletics were delighted to welcome the latest cohort of our 4J Studios National Athletics Academy to a training camp earlier this week.
A varied programme from Monday-Wednesday kept the young athletes engaged during their stay in Stirling with a combination of training and education sessions.
Coaches and parents are involved on the journey, too, of course and a number joined the athletes at times during the camp as we seek to build relationships, grow knowledge and share experience.
Jill Cherry, the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games 4×400 relay bronze medallist, attended on Tuesday evening for an absorbing and inspirational Q and A session.
Jill is herself a graduate of the 4J Studios National Athletics Academy and shared her career journey with our first year and second year students.
scottishathletics would like to thank all those who attended and staff members as well as guest presenters from the sportscotland Institute of Sport for their input.
We spoke to three of the young athletes for short video interviews (see above and below):
*Dean Patterson is in his second year at the Academy and the Glasgow School of Sport sprinter is coached by David Watson.
*Angela McAuslan-Kelly is in her first year at the Academy and the Aberdeen AAC thrower is coached by Jim Green.
*Adam Donnachie is one of three Para athletes at the Academy, starting this year. The thrower from Stirling University is coached by Janelle McGurk.
Freya Howgate (Perth Strathtay Harriers) and Cameron Thores (Corstorphine AAC/Exeter University) complete our trio of Para athletes who are now with the Academy.