Jeamy Navarro-Schrank - Taekwondo
12 year old Jeamy Navarro-Schrank began taking lessons in taekwondo when she was 8 and in just four years has earned a collection of national and international medals, as well as a call up to the GB National Development Squad.
A member of British Taekwondo South (BTS), Jeamy is twice British National Champion in 2010 and 2011, 2011 International Youth Cup winner and 2011 International Children’s Champion, with another 5 gold medals and 6 silver medals in international tournaments. Her prolific form is the testament of an exciting talent, determined to win an Olympic gold medal in her career.
Stephanie Moore - Para-athletics, classification: T20/F20
17 year old Stephanie Moore has enjoyed a whirlwind 2012 season, with a number of national and international achievements including a lifetime best in the multidisability long jump. Stephanie, from Newcastle, is the INAS 4x400m relay World Indoor Champion, UK School Games gold medallist, 2011 U17 Mencap National 100m and 200m Champion, INAS European Championships silver medallist in 100m, 4x100m and 4x400m and holds the no1 ranking for U20 100m and 200m. A gifted and versatile athlete, Stephanie hopes to become the world champion for 100m, 200m, to get the British record for 100m and to go to Rio 2016.
Alice Tai - Para-athletics – Swimming, Classification: S10 SB9 SM10
A 2012 Olympic torch bearer, 13 year old Alice Tai is an exciting prospect for British swimming. As 9x 2012 DSE National Junior Champion, current Hampshire and Isle of Wight Junior Disabled Athlete of the Year, a 2x silver and 1 bronze medallist at the 2012 UK School Games and the youngest international GBR squad member after her debut at the German Championships, Alice has already proven her ability at elite level, dominating national championships at her age category. This year, Alice qualified for Paralympic Trials 400m Freestyle, 100m, Backstroke, 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle and is looking ever nearer to her ambition of earning a GB medal at Rio 2016.
Jacob Ragan - Cycling: Multi-Event
17 year old Jacob Ragan is an exciting cycling prospect after winning a number of national accolades. Racing since the age of 11, Jacob is the DHL 2012 Future Stars Champion, current National Madison and National Junior Track Champion, 2011 Edinburgh Track Omnium Champion, 4th place at the National Junior Track Championships Points Race and record holder in the 2011 National Team Pursuit. A versatile track, road and hill racer, Jacob aims to be selected for the Junior GBR Team and ride in the 2013 Junior Commonwealth Games, and in the future sign professionally for a cycling team.
Nathan Theodoris - Swimming – Sprint (100 & 200m Backstroke)
17 year old Nathan Theodoris is a promising athlete with a number of international achievements to his name. As 2012 Junior European Championships finalist and British Gas Championships finalist in the 200m backstroke event, Swansea-native Nathan is already flourishing at the highest junior level. His double gold medal at the 2011 European Youth Olympics in the 100m & 200m backstroke event illustrates his tremendous gift and exciting future in backstroke swimming.
Matthew Phillips - Para-athletics: Swimming, S9
Aged only 11 years old, Matthew Phillips is a remarkably talented athlete with a promising future in swimming. His 6 gold medals at the 2012 DSE Junior Nationals, 1 silver medal at the 2012 British Internationals and 400m freestyle Youth Finalist highlights his exceptional gift in a number of swimming events – competing successfully in able-bodied competitions since swimming competitively for the last 3 years. As the youngest male disability swimmer at the2011 ASA Youth Nationals and a member of the British Swimming World Class Talent Programme, Matthew is nearing his future goal of representing Team GB at international events.