Welsh Cycling Junior Programme is open for applications

Welsh Cycling Junior Programme is open for applications

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Applications are invited from riders wishing to be considered for the 2016 Welsh Cycling Junior Programme. This programme will focus on the long term development of the athletes in the disciplines of road, track and mountain bike cross country.

The programme has a proven track record with several riders reaching the podium at the UCI Junior World Championships in recent years and graduating to the British Cycling Senior Academy. It’s a demanding programme to make sure the transition to the next level is achievable taking into account lifestyle and demands from other areas.

Overview

The Welsh Cycling  Junior Programme is designed to provide identified young athletes with all the necessary skills on and off the bike to progress onto the next programme in the pathway.

Selected athletes will have demonstrated potential to join a British Cycling Olympic Programme or to win a medal or support a medal winning performance at the Commonwealth Games.

Programme athletes will be supported through coaching, training and competition opportunities aimed at enhancing their development to enable them to progress in the sport.

Selected athletes will be provided with the following support:

  • Individual coaching and training prescription;
  • Residential training camps;
  • International competition;
  • A comprehensive education programme.

Non-programme athletes identified as having potential may be invited to guest on programme activities through the year.

Eligibility

Applications are invited from athletes who will be racing in the Junior category in 2016 (born in 1998 or 1999) who are eligible to represent Wales. Athletes should have demonstrated the personal qualities to be a potential world class athlete.

Application Process

Athletes wishing to apply should complete and return the application form by 5.00pm on Friday 25 September 2015. Applications will be assessed by Wales Cycling Team’s selection panel who will take into consideration race performances, bike skills and attitude. Successful athletes will be informed during the week commencing 5 October 2015.

To apply please complete the application form available here.

If you require any more information please contact Stuart Meek, Welsh Cycling Junior Coach stuart.meek@welshcycling.co.uk