HERTFORDSHIRE Sports Village will be hosting an Olympian-style training day on Tuesday (August 7) aimed at young athletes aged between 14 and 16 with an international rugby player as a special guest.
The team of qualified strength and conditioning coaches at Performance Hertfordshire will be demonstrating to the youngsters what it takes to train like an Olympic athlete.
The coaches, who are based at the Herts Sports Village in Hatfield, work with elite sports stars such as GB Olympic swimmer Adam Brown, Paralympic GB and England Blind football captain David Clarke, Arsenal Ladies football team and many of the London 2012 GB women’s football squad.
The day will cover areas such as nutrition, fitness testing and costs £40.
It also includes a shadow training session with one of the University of Hertfordshire’s top sports stars, England and Saracens women’s rugby player Hannah Gallagher.
Hannah is a second year Sports Science student and Sports Village athlete.
The 20-year-old flanker was called up for the England Women’s team in the six nations earlier this year and made her senior international debut against New Zealand before Christmas.
Hannah has been training at the Sports Village since the age of 15 having won a place on the Herts Talented Athlete Programme (HTAP).
She receives strength and conditioning from Performance Hertfordshire plus physiotherapy from resident Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic, Bodybalance which is also based at the Sports Performance and Development Centre at the Sports Village.
Visit www.hertssportsvillage.co.uk for further details.