TRIATHLON: Three join young volunteers scheme

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Three young people from Rugby Junior Triathlon Club have enrolled on to British Cycling’s Young Volunteers scheme which will enable them to develop leadership and communication skills while helping and coaching members at the Junior club.

Under the scheme, Jess Butterworth and Alex Considine, two ‘outgoing’ Junior Club Captains and Rob Mackenzie, a past Junior Club Captain, will be helping to deliver training sessions each week.

Their volunteering hours at the club will be recorded and will build to achieve various attainment levels - Bronze (12 hours), Silver (24 hours), Gold (36 hours) and Platinum (72 hours). When the various levels of the scheme are reached the young volunteers will be recognised for the work they have done at the Annual British Cycling Awards.

“This is a great scheme for our club,” said John Austin, Rugby Junior Triathlon Club Chairman. “Not only does it encourage their own individual skill development and recognise that effort, but it also offers up three great role models for the club’s younger members.”

Triathlon is three sports undertaken as one - swimming, cycling and running - if you are interested in taking part more information concerning the club’s adult and junior sections can be found at www.rugbytriathlon.org.uk. You can join in with the Junior Club at their Sunday training sessions at Rugby School and participate in any or all of the disciplines.

Photo shows (from left to right) Alex Considine, Jess Butterworth and Rob Mackenzie.