Havering jumper Josh gets a lift

PUBLISHED: 12:16 05 November 2011




Sponsorship for Olawore

Havering Mayesbrook long jumper Josh Olawore has landed a sponsorship deal with the Cedar Hall Clinic in Benfleet.

England Athletics under-17 gold medalist Olawore is the latest young athlete from the Essex McCain’s Athletics Network to benefit and will receive a treatment package from the clinic, which also provides support to GB senior international sprint hurdler Gianni Frankis.

Network Activator Tony Benton said: “When we heard that Cedar Hall Clinic wanted to add another young athlete to their support programme we put forward a list of 13 local athletes who had won National medals this year, such is the wealth of talent in the area.

“I’m very pleased for Josh as he’s a fantastic talent who this year won national medals in four events – with triple jump and hurdles medals added to his long jump and Octathlon titles.

“It’s also great news for our clubs that Essex Athletics Network Members will continue to benefit from a 20 per cent discount on the usual Cedar Hall Clinic fees under our successful partnership.”

Havering Mayesbrook’s jumps coach Trevor Wells, who steered Josh to his jumping successes, added: “Josh’s training involves much high Impact work which can be very demanding and the regular checks and sports massages which the Cedar Hall Clinic support provides will benefit Josh as he steps up his training by monitoring his fitness and detecting any early sign of possible injuries.”

Cedar Hall Director Sara Lovett said: “When fellow director Jacki Milne and I offered treatment sponsorships to Essex athletes Georgia Atkins and Hayley McLean, we little imagined how much the project would blossom!

“The entire practitioner team from Cedar Hall Clinic volunteered their services and worked with Georgia and Hayley both before and after competitions. Their dedication and enthusiasm has inspired us to offer further sponsorships to talented local athletes.

“We’re delighted to continue our association with Essex Athletics Network and look forward to working with Josh.”

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