Met-Track Participants Inspired by Coaches London 2017 World Championships Ambitions
Participants from Met-Track sessions all over London have been inspired to start competing in athletics after learning from their coaches and mentors. The journey that the coaches have been through is relatable to so many of the young people who take part in the sessions which is one of the reasons why Met-Track has been so successful for over 10 years.
At Perivale, coach Dan Bramble who won this year’s British Indoor Championship in the Long Jump has returned from a spell away from a training camp and competitions in the US. The young people at these sessions are truly engaged with what is covered in the sessions as they can see from Dan what can be achieved with hard work and focus. The group is a dedicated with high numbers of regular attendees and has been growing throughout the year. Many of these participants have made new friends as a result and also become fitter, healthier with focus on how they too can work towards a positive outlet.
Josh Swaray who coaches and mentor’s squads in Barnet, Hammersmith, Lambeth and Westminster has also been away in the US over the Easter period training and competing. The African Games Semi-Finalist is hopeful of making the London World Championships for the 100m, with a pb of 10.20 he has his sights firmly set on the games. Josh’s ability off the track has also be recognised, his passion for coaching and mentoring young people has seen him nominated for council coaching awards and being invited to speak at many school events about how you can come away from negative influences and refocus on positive channels.
One of Met-Tracks longest serving coaches Aidan Syers has also got sights set on the London World Championships. The England International Sprinter has been on the cusp of major International Championships for many year, with this being in his home city the extra incentive is there this time round. Aidan who coaches at Charles Darwin School in Bromley for Met-Track has been inspirational to many of the pupils there, his guidance has helped them get into many positive pathways such as sports and dance classes outside of school.