SSE Next Generation Athlete Selection for UCCs Chris Mintern

SSE’s Next Generation Programme provides vital support to elite young athletes from across Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland.  Athletes on the programme have been identified as potential Olympic medallists of the future.  They receive financial support by way of grant funding.  SSE also provide workshops where the athletes receive mentoring from former Olympians and sporting legends to assist them on their sporting journeys.

UCC Student Chris Mintern was the only Irish athlete to attend a 2 Day Workshop at the SSE Wembley Arena on 24th & 25th March. Mintern, a member of the 2014 SSE Next Generation squad, was one of 25 from that 2014 squad to gain re-selection to the 2015 squad. The workshop was supported by former Olympic Medallists Sir Chris Hoy, Sharron Davies MBE, Darren Cambell and Leon Tylor, all of whom provided mentoring to the athletes in areas such as Nutrition, Media Interviews and Psychological Strategies.

The funding and mentoring provided by SSE will allow Mintern compete internationally on the senior triathlon circuit.

The photo attached shows Chris with Sharron Davies.