Good news for Irish field events athletes – and for Athletics Ireland – comes with the news that are ‘Pro Sport Europe’ will be continuing their backing of the emerging elite throwers over the coming season with a substantial investment.
Pro Sport Europe will support our throwers enabling higher levels of coaching for our athletes, exposing them to more international competitions and providing top quality throwing equipment.
Brian Price (Managing Director of Pro Sport Europe) said that he has been very happy to watch the improvement in Irish throwing over the last couple of years and he feels sure that these athletes are an excellent group of young people that he is very happy to be associated with.
National Throws Coordinator – David Sweeney said that …”it’s a pleasure to have Pro Sport Europe backing our throwers. Pro Sport Europe really understand the challenges facing throwers in trying to reach elite international level. They have been in regular contact with me during the last year and they are extremely interested in seeing our throwers succeed. They couldn’t be a better partner”
Athletes can now apply for ‘Individual funding’. Successful applicants will probably range from age 15 to approximately 22 and will already be National champions in their age group. They will be likely be aiming to qualify for major international competitions like World/Euro Youths, European Juniors, European U/23’s, World Championships etc. The number of athletes to benefit is likely to be limited to about 15 at maximum. Unsuccessful Individual applicants and their coaches may benefit from additional investment in the Throws group which may see international coaches visit Ireland over the coming year.
Athletes are invited to apply for inclusion in the ‘Pro Sport Europe’ squad. The application form can be found on prosporteurope-com-
Completed applications immediately to David Sweeney, National Throws Coordinator. Applications should be sent by email firstname.lastname@example.org. The final date for submission will be November 15th 2012.
www.prosporteurope.com are sole Irish agents for ‘Polanik’, the world renowned Polish company that supply top class athletic equipment for Javelins, Discus, Hammer, Shot Put, Sprints, Hurdles, High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump and Pole Vault as well as general athletics track equipment.