The Guernsey Sports Commission are proud to announce that Clementine Thompson & Miles Munro have been added to our Rising Stars Programme.
Jeremy Frith, Performance Director, said “the scheme is about supporting people who are on an Olympic pathway, or on their way to full time professional careers. We support athletes who are fully focused and committed to fulfilling their potential. Support is targeted into the areas that make the biggest performance difference across performance lifestyle, technical, tactical, psychological and physical aspects of their sport”.
Jeremy then added that “we are delighted to welcome Clem & Miles as rising stars, both have continued to work hard and progress within their respective sports, and are outstanding role models for everyone within our community”.
Clem, 16, is now studying for her A-levels and is currently in the British Youth Squad for Sailing. She first started Sailing when she was 7 in the model Yacht pond, and enjoys the freedom of the sport and she has to contend with the elements out on the sea. She plays a number of sports at school which includes Hockey, Netball and Swimming but Sailing is the sport she really enjoys. At present she is in the youth team but is aiming for the U21 women’s squad in the next few years.
Clem recognises the elements required to be an elite athlete, which include regular training, a good diet with a good lifestyle, in addition to being a good sailor. So far the use of the gym and help from Rachel Sharp, an Education Psychologist, has helped her with goal setting within her sport.
Miles, 18, a freestyle swimmer specialising in sprint distances, has also joined our Rising Stars Programme. He is currently focusing on the Commonwealth Games later this year in Glasgow, and between now and then he has a number of Swimming meets which will allow him to set targets and judge his performance. He highlighted that the establishment of the
High Performance Gym at Footes Lane has helped him significantly so far as it helps him to train with other likeminded people. Support with nutrition and drug education; have also helped him in the lead up to current competitions.
More recently Miles won the Lambourne Shield at the Guernsey Sports Commission Annual Sporting Achievement Awards 2013 in January, awarded to an outstanding sporting achievement of the year for a boy or girl. Miles also won the Rising Star award at the ITV Chanel Sports Awards earlier this year.
The Rising Stars scheme was launched in 2011 and continues to support Guernsey’s outstanding young sports men and women. The support we receive from JW Rihoy & Generali Wordwide continues to play a crucial role in supporting performance sport delivered by Commission here in Guernsey.
Jeremy Rihoy, Chairman of Rihoys & Son, said “Providing the support that our top young sports people need at a crucial time in their development is something we are passionate about. JW Rihoy is delighted to support performance sport through the Rising Stars scheme. We would like to wish Clem and Miles along with all the Rising Stars the best for the fourth coming year”.
Ian Robinson, Head of Corporate Business at Generali Worldwide, said “we are delighted to support the Guernsey Sports Commission’s Rising Stars scheme. We see Rising Stars as playing a crucial role in helping our best young sportsmen and women transition from local and national standard competition to world stage”.
Further information about the scheme can be found on our website: http://www.guernseysports.com/risingstars