We are delighted to announce that Liverpool Heartbeat and the John Hulley Legacy have agreed to sponsor the Triathlon England NW Regional Academy. The sponsorship will enable the purchase of cycling jackets for the Academy and will display the Liverpool Heartbeat and John Hulley Legacy symbols. As well as supporting the young athletes the partnership aims to highlight the John Hulley legacy across a National and International arena.
The Academy and Para Academy support around 20 athletes who are aspiring to become Elite Triathletes through the Academy, the England Talent squad and ultimately the World Class Olympic programme.
The Academy takes highly talented athletes aged 14 – 19 from the Merseyside, Lancashire, Cheshire and Manchester area and helps them to develop their craft in a holistic manner with long term goals at the forefront.
Robin Baynes presented the Academy with the cheque on Crosby Beach with the Iron Man lending a hand. The Academy are hugely grateful for the support of Liverpool Heartbeat and look forward to working closely with Robin and his team in their triathlon journey.
2016 has been a particularly good year for the Academy as we had 4 athletes, Matt Willis, Daniel Slater, Marcus Dey and Olivia Green all of whom qualified in a national triathlon qualifier to join the team of 8 to represent GB at Elite level in the European Youth Championships in Hungary in July. This level of representation is unprecedented from one Region and is testament to the hard work of the athletes and their dedicated coaches. Matt Willis brought home the Silver medal for GB and the NW. We are hoping 2017 will bring some more GB honours.
You can find out more about the Academy on https://www.facebook.com/TriathlonEnglandNW/