7 Welsh Athletes make the British Athletics Paralympic World Class Programme
19/10/2021 00:00, In Blog /
42 athletes (including 7 Welsh athletes) have been offered membership to join the British Athletics Paralympic World Class Programme (WCP) for 2021/22.
Hollie Arnold (David Turner), Olivia Breen (Aston Moore), Aled Davies (Ryan Spencer-Jones), Kyron Duke (Ryan Spencer-Jones), Sabrina Fortune (Ian Robinson), and Harri Jenkins (Nathan Stephens) will join the Paralympic Podium after their incredible performances a the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
Paralympic Podium Potential
Harrison Walsh (Nathan Stephens) who went out to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games after a great year of performances has been added to the Podium Potential level.
The WCP is UK Sport’s National Lottery funded initiative supporting the delivery of success at named milestone targets, namely outdoor track World and European championships, and the Paralympic Games. The WCP is split into several levels reflecting the actual and potential performance levels of athletes: Podium, Podium Potential, and Confirmation.
The Paralympic Futures Academy Programme will be announced in due course.
Para Athletics Head Coach, Paula Dunn, said,
“Following a successful Tokyo Paralympic Games, the Programme is in a strong position, and we have a number of athletes tracking in a strong direction to Paris and Los Angeles. I wish all the athlete and coach pairings the best in their development through the next cycle.
“With the addition of the Confirmation level, we have brought in four new faces to the WCP. All of the athletes showed their potential during 2021, so we will see how the Programme can add support and value as the athlete and coach pairings to continue their development.
“My thanks as ever go to UK Sport and the National Lottery for their continued support of the World Class Programme which allows our athletes and coaches the opportunity to thrive on the biggest stage of all. And also, a thank you to the coaches, clubs, family, friends and support networks who are essential for the individuals on the Programme to succeed in the right way.”