AGS sportsmen reaping rewards of Halton ‘Legacy Project’

On the one year anniversary of the London Olympic Games, Halton Health and Fitness Club launched their very own “Legacy Project”.  This was aimed at aspiring athletes from all sports aged 8-18 years and offered them 12 months free gym membership, along with expert strength and conditioning support from the Halton trainers. It was designed to assist our local sporting community of youth athletes with their physical development and preparation for their sport. The project now has eight aspiring athletes, six of whom are students of Aylesbury Grammar School, who have been benefiting from gym membership and strength and conditioning sessions and who will no doubt continue to work hard to be the best they can be in their field. Below, the athletes on the project detail what they feel being part of the project has brought to them:

AMawsleyName: Alfred Mawdsley

Age: 13 years old

Sport: Discus and shot put.

Level: In the 2013 season I was ranked number one in the country for discus U13s, number two in the country for shot and number four all time.

Comment: The legacy project has helped me to accurately follow my training plan so I can be ready for the 2014 season.

 

CBradleyName: Callum Bradley

Age: 14 years old

Sport: Basketball

Level: Regional

Comment: The legacy project has helped me by giving me a gym which I can go to regularly whenever I want to. It has helped me increase my strength so I can take control more in basketball games and helped me increase my vertical so I can now slam dunk. I have a program which has helped me gain muscle for my basketball and I am really happy I had this opportunity. Thank you Halton Health and Fitness Centre!

 

CPopeName: Cameron Pope

Age: 14 years old

Sport: Rugby

Level: Oxfordshire County U15s-and U16s. London Wasps EPDG Academy U15s and U16s. South West England trials U16s.

Comment: I train at Halton Health and Fitness Club twice a week and have a personal training session with Gemma once a week with a set programme that she has put together for me. Using these facilities are helping with my strength and core which is great in my Rugby career.

 

JCookName: James Cook

Age: 15 years old

Sport: Rugby

Level: County

Comment: It has given me access to much more equipment than anywhere else and to have a programme has helped massively as I did not really know what to do to make myself better. In doing these things it has helped me in my sport a lot as I can be more effective and play better.

 

JCroninName: James Cronin

Age: 15 years old

Sport: Rugby

Level: County

Comment: The legacy project has given me easy to get to facilities and also a huge array of different equipment to use to achieve my personal goals.

 

Jay Patton, Wycombe Wanderers and AGS U16 footballer, has also recently joined the project.

There are still TWO more places available. Please contact Gemma on gemma@everyball.net or 07762 543207 for more information and how to apply.