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Sale Harrier on track for great things
9:00am Wednesday 4th July 2012 in Sport
TIMPERLEY teenager George Caddick has become national u-20 champion for 400m at just 17.
Caddick, who still has a year left at the age group, is ranked number one for the distance having run 47.25 seconds.
The youngster has also just competed at the Olympic trials against athletes up to ten years older than him.
Although he did not progress, his aim now is for the next Olympics in Brazil in 2016, followed with the World Championships in London a year later.
When speaking of his ambitions for the next couple of years, it seems it could be exciting times for the Sale Harrier athlete: “I would like to push for gold at the European juniors, then the year following a relay place at the World Championships.” said Caddick.
He has already represented his country on a number of occasions, his highlight being a Commonwealth youth bronze.
Having finished his A levels at Wellington School this year, Caddick will now take a full time training schedule having only trained three times a week previously.
Coach Dominic Tighe believes we will see even more progress with the new training schedule. In what is a close relationship Tighe is certain Caddick is a ‘long term prospect’.
With full time training brings the challenge of costs, as athletes receive no funding until they are running certain times: “You have to think of the challenges of funding an athlete for his medical pay, the equipment use and also travel. George will need sponsorship and I can assure this will be a long term and worthy investment.” Tighe added.
Interested sponsors should contact Dominic Tighe: 07711115399.