Teen gets advice from Sally Gunnell

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A WORKSOP youngster was among a select group of 15 athletes who took got expert advice from Olympic gold medallist Sally Gunnell.

Stephanie Oakes was picked for the McCain Home Grown Talent Winners’ day in Birmingham at the start of April, after demonstrating her running talent at a McCain event in Mansfield last year.

To celebrate the McCain Home Grown Talent winners from the past two years McCain hosted a day for the athletes to come together and experience some first class training from athlete ambassadors and UKA coaches to help continue their development and encourage their interest in the sport.

The youngsters received hints and tips from Gunnell and were also given the chance to try out the high jump with GB & NI international Matt Roberts.

McCain Young Ambassador Matti Mortimore was on hand to give a talk advising the athletes how to balance school work and athletics.

Gunnell said: “It was great to get all these talented young athletes together and give them the opportunity to train at such top class facilities.”

“I was so pleased to see some familiar faces and hear about the young athletes’ progress and how they have benefited from the McCain Home Grown Talent scheme.”

“I’ll be watching out for these youngsters in a few years’ time”