Talent ID event for ‘Train Like A Champion’ to take place on Thursday

PUBLISHED: 18:00 22 October 2018

Dalton Grant representing England in the high jump at the 2002 Commonwealth Games (pic: John Giles/PA)

Dalton Grant representing England in the high jump at the 2002 Commonwealth Games (pic: John Giles/PA)

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Cricklefield Stadium in Ilford to host talent ID evening this week

Train Like A Champion will be based at Cricklefield Stadium in Ilford and Ashton Playing Fields in Woodford Bridge (pic: Dalton Grant Academy)Train Like A Champion will be based at Cricklefield Stadium in Ilford and Ashton Playing Fields in Woodford Bridge (pic: Dalton Grant Academy)

The ‘Train Like A Champion’ programme is hosting a talent ID evening at Cricklefield Stadium in Ilford this Thursday.

‘Train Like A Champion’ has been launched by 1998 Commonwealth Games high jump champion Dalton Grant with a view to helping aspiring athletes continue to further their education alongside training.

The programme will be based as both Cricklefield Stadium and Ashton Playing Fields in Woodford Green, offering both 12-week and 12-month programmes to support athletes with both their training and their studies.

The first year of the initiative will see the programme of traineeships for aspiring athletes, while later years will offer those signed up with a chance to study for their BTEC diplomas.

Sign-in for Thursday’s talent ID evening at Cricklefield Stadium will run from 5.30-6pm for a 6.15pm start, with the event finishing by 8pm.

For more information about the event or the programme, visit or send an email to

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