Millie secures a place in the RYA Topper Regional Training Group
Congratulations to Millie for securing a place in the new Midlands RYA Regional Training Group in the Topper class (previously the Zone Squads).
Selection was made based on race positions at South Staffs SC Open meeting, the Regional Junior Championships at Draycote, and the class training day at Bartley last weekend. Millie will now receive 6 weekends training by a top coaching team over the winter to work on tactics, boat handling, fitness and resilience.
The RYA have recently changed their approach to junior training with a desire to make it regional and inclusive. The new approach fits well with the opportunities that K2O and Andrew Simpson Centre Birmingham bring to the club as historically it has been tricky to progress from RYA level 1 to 4 training into junior racing and beyond. This should become an easier pathway, and now that Bartley is getting recognised as a great youth training location there is a huge opportunity out there to bring local juniors and youth sailors up to national level racing standard.