New QTS English Youth Athletes announced!
We are thrilled to welcome our newest young sporting stars to the QTS youth athlete programme!
We launched our programme in England at the start of the year, in order to find and support even more talented youngsters.
Charlie Lane is a champion snowboarder from Steyning, West Sussex.
The 12 year old has been a keen skier since he was 5 years old, and began competing aged 8. He started full-time coaching in January 2015 and moved to Zillertal Valley in Austria for three months with his team Why Ain’t You Jibbin, opening up the opportunity to compete in European events against other nations.
Joaquin and Javier Bello are 18 year old twins and Great British Beach Volleyball starsfrom Isleworth, West London. Currently Britain’s number 1 beach volleyball team, the brothers have won at the Youth Commonwealth Games, and have achieved achieving England’s highest ever results in numerous competitions around the world, including a World Tour medal this August.
Adie Lock is a talented kickboxer from Stockport. The sponsorship will support the twelve-year-old as he prepares to embark on his dream of making the Olympic Kickboxing Team. It will enable Adie to attend more international competitions, fighting experienced kickboxers from all over the world, as well as helping him compete for his black belt in November this year.
Charlotte Payne is a 17 year old Hammer & Discus thrower from Thatcham, Newbury. As an athletic child, Charlotte tried her hand at a variety of sports before trialling discus and hammer throwing at the age of 10, following her brother’s involvement in the sport. She soon realised her natural talent when she began out throwing her brother three-years her senior.
Charlotte began competing competitively in 2013 and she has since racked up a huge number of achievements, including representing Great Britain earlier this year at the Halle Throws International, the biggest throwing competition in the world.