HPA athletes attend Youth Sport Trust Talent Camp at Loughborough

Wed 21 Dec 2016

Nine athletes from BSUK’s High Performance Academy and one young coach from our community attended the annual Youth Sport Trust National Talent Camp held at the University of Loughborough from 16-19 November.

The event is designed to inspire and prepare young people for what it takes to be an elite performer.  BSUK’s Liz Knight, who attended the camp as a sports representative, said: “Over the four-day camp it was fantastic to see participants from baseball and softball really immerse themselves in the experience.  In the sessions where participants were combined with other sports, it was pleasing to see our representatives step up to the challenges presented to them and often lead their groups.”

National Talent Camp

The Youth Sport Trust National Talent Camp is a unique four-day residential experience which this year brought together 350 of the most talented young athletes, coaches and officials from across England.  The group was made up of 125 athletes, 125 coaches and 100 officials.

During the camp, the young people were stretched and challenged to increase their individual aspirations and ambitions and develop empathy for each other.

Liz Knight said: “I was particularly interested in how our group related their learning on behaviours in sport, moral compass and philosophy back to our own sports.  We are incredibly fortunate to be involved in such a high-quality programme.  The YST has done an outstanding job delivering this camp.”


The following young people attended the YST National Talent Camp on behalf of baseball and softball:

Rose Bhanji
Marianna Casal
Saskia Davies
Coby Hargan
Graydon Koyanagi
Theo Longboy
Aiden Pearce
Joe Rawcliff
Annecy Stevens

Charlotte Green

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