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  • carterhatch
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    BRITISH ATHLETICS OLYMPIC WORLD CLASS PROGRAMME 2020

    Olympic Podium (16)
    Dina Asher-Smith
    Tom Bosworth
    Holly Bradshaw
    Mo Farah
    Adam Gemili
    Callum Hawkins
    Sophie Hitchon
    Zharnel Hughes
    Abigail Irozuru
    Katarina Johnson-Thompson
    Nick Miller
    Laura Muir
    Reece Prescod
    Lynsey Sharp
    Lorraine Ugen
    Jake Wightman

    Olympic Podium Potential (29)
    Andrew Butchart
    Taylor Campbell
    Melissa Courtney
    Tim Duckworth
    Niamh Emerson
    Tom Gale
    Elliot Giles
    Neil Gourley
    Charlie Grice
    Dewi Griffiths
    Josh Kerr
    Morgan Lake
    Kyle Langford
    Chris McAlister
    Eilish McColgan
    Sarah McDonald
    Naomi Ogbeta
    Shelayna Oskan-Clarke
    Andrew Pozzi
    Aimee Pratt
    Charlotte Purdue
    Jemma Reekie
    Daniel Rowden
    Jazmin Sawyers
    Steph Twell
    Jamie Webb
    Laura Weightman
    Callum Wilkinson
    Ben Williams

    Olympic Relays (23)
    Amy Allcock
    Kristal Awuah
    Cameron Chalmers
    Zoey Clark
    Emily Diamond
    Beth Dobbin
    Eilidh Doyle
    Miguel Francis
    Matthew Hudson-Smith
    Richard Kilty
    Imani-Lara Lansiquot
    Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake
    Daryll Neita
    Ashleigh Nelson
    Laviai Nielsen
    Asha Philip
    Martyn Rooney
    Danny Talbot
    Jessica Turner
    CJ Ujah
    Jodie Williams
    Bianca Williams
    Rabah Yousif

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  • just_a_fan
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    https://www.britishathletics.org.uk/...rogramme-2020/

    The article has the following statement:

    British Athletics Futures Programme athletes will be announced within the next week.

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  • Stew-Coach
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    Yeah I've not heard anything, the WCPP discussions were also meant to have been last Mon and Tue so that news should also be breaking around now.

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  • carterhatch
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    Stew-Coach any update on that meeting? there is often some kind of announcement in November, and I am sure those aiming for Tokyo would welcome assurance that funding is in place... or are UKA so occupied by ZHP ( I can hear the employment lawyers now carving their fees out of this mess) that they don't have time for the future ?

    Meanwhile, not been discussed anywhere else but Anyika Onuora has announced her retirement, a sterling career if not quite the heights she may have hoped for, but I hope she remains in and around the sport.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/athletics/50546336

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  • Stew-Coach
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    I did hear it was delayed, The normal funding discussions are next Mon/Tue so perhaps to be at the same time.

    If there is any money left of course after the creation of these "Talent Hubs"

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  • sprintdude
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    Originally posted by larkim View Post
    I wonder if they are mulling over how to achieve their goals with £500k of VAT to be paid...
    Scrapping relay funding would achieve that goal.

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  • larkim
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    I wonder if they are mulling over how to achieve their goals with £500k of VAT to be paid...

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  • sprintdude
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    Shouldn't this have been announced by now ?

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  • Alanx7
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    Like most decisions that have to be made in life there are pro's & con's. Not everybody would be suited to the collegiate system, however, some aspects are attractive.

    Personally I doubt if it's worth the analysis better to concentrate on looking after the athletes that stay here & keep good communication with those based in the US.
    There have always been & will be drop outs...

  • LoveSprints1
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    Originally posted by sidelined View Post
    Can Dominic Ogbechie throw? I wonder if he'd be tempted by the decathlon?

    I understand why so many GB athletes opt for the US system - a much cheaper way to get a degree than staying here, and great competition. But I worry that some of them are suddenly put into much more intense programmes than they're used to and the risk of injury and burn-out can be high.
    Has there been any research into the percentage of UK athletes who go to the US NCAA system and burn out and the percentage who stay here and burn out or drop out of the sport? Plenty of British based athletes who were promising at u17 and u20 level never make it in this country.

    The US system is very much survival of the fittest. On average in the US less than 2% of student athletes across all sports go on to have Pro careers - the figure is slightly higher for Football and Basketball. The stated goal of the NCAA is to give the most talented collegiate athletes great competition and for them to get a degree. Not a bad goal to set them up for life and for the overseas students to have a life changing experience with great facilities, competition and for some to study at a level they would not have been able to access in the UK . Throw in freedom from 50K of debt if they had stayed over here and a professional coaching structure at collegiate level where physios and nutritionists are on site, the choice is understandable. It won't work for everyone but Loughborough et al don't work for everyone either.

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  • jjimbojames
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    I would have thought it might have been PV that did Dominic in - he used to do multi events but I’m guessing the change was to limit injury as well as excel in one/a couple of areas. Multis athletes get used more than most to get points for colleges in the US system, in my experience, which has put a few I know off going over there - burnout is quite high!

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  • sidelined
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    Can Dominic Ogbechie throw? I wonder if he'd be tempted by the decathlon?

    I understand why so many GB athletes opt for the US system - a much cheaper way to get a degree than staying here, and great competition. But I worry that some of them are suddenly put into much more intense programmes than they're used to and the risk of injury and burn-out can be high.
    Last edited by sidelined; 10-11-19, 00:06.

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  • LoveSprints1
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    A whole tier of potential Futures British talent has just gone to the USA or is planning to. Sam Bennett, Amber Anning, Josh Zeller, Amaya Scott, Pippa Earley, Karl Johnson, Ethan Brown plus many more U20 top 10 athletes. Will be interesting to see how they all fare over the next few years.

    Yasmine Liverpool - incredibly exciting prospect. Getting stronger and faster. Props to you Stew-Coach.
    Last edited by LoveSprints1; 02-11-19, 08:26.

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  • RunUnlimited
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    "Thoughts on Amber's move to the US??

    Personally id say Yasmin is a good prospect but I'm Biased lol"

    As long as she enjoys her education there and comes out with the grades she expects, then I'm more than fine with it... Not like I have any say in the decision of course!

    Also going to a nation that routinely turns out some of the fastest 400m runners in the world is surely got to be a good thing for her in the long run.

    As for Yasmin Liverpool... She's an interesting athlete because she's somewhat of a late comer to athletics - her first recored performances were from 2015 as a 16 year old, nothing before then - and her times have dropped consistently. This year was easily her fastest set of times over 200m and 400m, taking over 2 seconds off from her previous 400m best last year and dipping under 53 seconds for the first time too.

    Definitely one to keep an eye on.

  • Stew-Coach
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    Well I guess we will find out soon enough, national Talent Programmes along with Futures and the WCP all to be confirmed in November, will be interesting if anyone is removed from any level leading into Olympic year

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