Fancy yourself as the next Bradley Wiggins or Jessica Ennis-Hill?
Discover Your Gold (#DiscoverYourGold) – a multi-sport partnership between UK Sport, the English Institute of Sports and a variety of sporting governing bodies – is the biggest multi-sport talent identification campaign of all time. The scheme hopes to identify the most talented young athletes in the country, and help propel them to future greatness.
It was launched last month and is looking to target 15-24 year olds who can be fast-tracked into elite level sport.
#DiscoverYour Gold has five specific areas, each of which identifies athletes with particular requirements.
- #DiscoverYourPower – deals with athletes of particular power and speed, and encompasses cycling, skeleton and canoeing
- #DiscoverYourParaPotential – deals with all Paralympic sports
- #DiscoverYourFight – martial arts backgrounds for Judo, Taekwondo and women’s Boxing
- #DiscoverYourGiant – will look for females over 5’10” and males over 6’2” for rowing and netball
- #DiscoverYourFreestyle – seeks people with acrobatic and / or gymnastic backgrounds for freestyle events such as snowboarding
The scheme is aiming to identify athletes who could be in a position to win medals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Paralympics and beyond.
Discover Your Gold is all about ensuring young people with sporting talent get the opportunity to reach their full potential no matter what their background.
We are looking for athletes with raw endurance, speed or power.
You might be in the wrong sport, but with the potential, with access to the right training and support, to become a future Olympic medallist.
If you are highly competitive, mentally tough and up for the challenge of a lifetime – we want to hear from you.Liz Nicholl – UK Sport Chief Executive
If you are interested in applying for the scheme – or you know someone who fits the bill – you can apply by clicking here.
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