British Shooting World Class Performance ProgrammeSeveral Welsh athletes are named in British Shooting's World Class Performance Programme, announced yesterday.
The original press release can be found at World Class Programme announced
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"The World Class Performance Programme was created by UK Sport and is funded by the UK National Lottery. It was put in place to ensure that the UK’s most talented athletes have every chance of realising their potential in major competition.
British Shooting’s performance group uses a set criteria when making athlete selection, using objective evidence and their expert views to compile the group of the top performers in the country.
The athletes named onto the programme are separated into three distinct levels. The top two levels are podium and podium potential.
Podium - supporting athletes with realistic medal winning capabilities at the next Olympic Games (i.e. a maximum of four years away from the podium).
Podium Potential – comprising of athletes whose performances have suggested that they have realistic medal winning capabilities for 2020 and newly funded sports that are demonstrating the ability to be competitive by 2020.
After an iconic year in the evolution of British Shooting, 2014’s WCP announcement is bigger and better than ever. As well as announcing the athletes selected for podium and podium potential, we are also able to reveal the 13 faces given a place on the world’s only academy programme.
There are also nine athletes undergoing a rigorous six month confirmation period, after which, they have to gain a permanent spot on the Academy Programme.
GB Academy Programme
Athletes currently undertaking 6 month confirmation period:
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Posted on: 1st November 2014