Energize Sporting Champions

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The Energize Champion Programme features a sensational 6 local sporting advocates with messages to inspire a generation.

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Alison Williamson MBE

Alison who grew up in Church Stretton is Britain’s leading archer and a veteran of six Olympic Games.

Since announcing her retirement from competitive Archery, she continues to work with Energize Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin to deliver her well-received message to schools and youth groups in the County.

Alison commented: “I am very excited to be working with Energize to promote this campaign in schools and the local community. We hope we can inspire the next generation to get involved in sport and help to fulfil the dreams of young people.”

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Kelly Edwards

Kelly is a full time judo participant, training at the British Judo Centre of Excellence in the Midlands.   Originally from Telford, Kelly competed for Great Britain at the London 2012 Olympic Games and for England at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, winning a Silver medal in the -52kg category.

Alongside Kelly’s sporting aspirations, she is also undertaking her Bachelors in Psychology to support the mentoring work she does with young people through the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust.

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Danielle Brown MBE

Double Paralympic gold medallist, three times World Champion and multiple world record holding archer Danielle Brown has recently joined the team to bring her expertise in sports psychology and her experience at competing at high levels in sport to provide others with the tools for success. She emphasises the importance of a winning mind set to build confidence and achieve goals, whatever they may be.

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Bethan Partridge

Bethan is a High Jumper from Bridgnorth. She attended Morville Primary and Oldbury Wells Secondary School and was selected to represented England at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.  Bethan attributes her successful path into athletics to the encouragement she received from her own primary school teacher.   That success led her to win the Most Outstanding Track and Field Performance of the Year award at both the 2007 and 2008 Telford Athletics Club awards. She also won the Best Indoor Performance awards in 2007 and 2008.

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Kelda Wood

Kelda is brim-full with enthusiasm for the benefits of sport.  Following a stable yard accident which left her with leg injuries that ruined her dreams of representing GB at the Olympics in riding.   Kelda began a new career in 2012, using adventurous activities as a tool to rehabilitation, after discovering how these activities had improved her own mental and physical recovery.   She now runs a charity called Climbing Out, that operates residential outdoor activity programmes for young people facing life changing injuries and illnesses.  After attending a talent ID day with paracanoe, Kelda found a sport that worked for her and was exactly what she was looking for.   She narrowly missed out on selection for Rio, but still has Olympic ambitions albeit this time in a canoe and not on a horse!

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Mel Clarke

Mel has been involved in archery for 17 years, and competed internationally for GB since 2002, in which time she has been club, county, national, regional, European and world champion, having  shot numerous world records, and competed in 2 paralympics – winning a bronze medal in Beijing 2008 and a silver in London 2012.

Presentations, lessons and guided activities can be developed to meet the needs of the individual school, group or organisation. Once you have registered your interest, above, Energize will contact you to ensure that all arrangements and activities are tailored to your individual requirement. Click on the link above to register your interest or contact Helen Madden, telephone: 01743 297191.

The individual visits will be charged at £150 per half day visit and £220 for a full day visit.  “Cluster” visits where a minimum of 3 full days will be charged at £180/day.   

 Click here to register your interest.