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A star of the future.

Tuesday 5 November 2013

Cardiff's David Omoregie, together with his coach Mike Guest, has been selected to join the prestigious British Athletics Futures Programme for 2013-14.

This is a reward for David's outstanding season, during which he reached the final of the 110m hurdles at the European Junior Championships as well as setting a personal best decathlon score and finishing as number one junior in the UK at 110m hurdles and number three in the decathlon. 

The programme focuses on athletes who show the potential to achieve future success at the IAAF World Championships or Olympic Games and have the potential to be selected to the World Class Potential Programme within two years.

British Athletics Head of Coaching Peter Stanley said:

“The British Athletics Futures Programme is evidently going strength to strength. Year on year we are seeing an encouraging number of athletes progressing onto the World Class Performance Programme.

“This year British Athletics is supporting our second highest intake of athlete and coach pairings since the inauguration of the Futures programme. We believe this is a strong group of talented athletes. The programme works closely with athletes and their coaches to provide the right support both on and off the track to improve their results and raise their profile.”

British Athletics’ Development Manager Jo Jennings said:

“The aim of the Futures Programme is to support the next generation of champions and their coaches. We are delighted to assist the 28 athletes and coach pairings with their development plans and aid their future success.

“By providing athletes financial assistance and medical support, as well as coach development funding, the programme will help athletes follow in the footsteps of previous Futures athletes such as Robbie Grabarz, Holly Bleasdale, Andrew Pozzi, Danny Talbot and Emelia Gorecka.

“By supporting pairs around their own programmes, allowing for more flexibility and better distribution of resources, this will be to the benefit of the sport in future years.”

Congratulations to David and Mike.