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award for England discus thrower

Discus athlete Teddy Gannon (centre) has been awarded a Ron Pickering Memorial Fund grant to further his athletic development. The Sixth Form rugby player, who first picked up a discus aged 13, is no stranger to the international podium, representing England for discus on a number of occasions, most recently in a schools competition again Scotland, Ireland and Wales. A member of the Windsor, Slough, Eton and Hounslow Athletics Club, Teddy’s training involves Olympic weight lifting, sprinting and technical work to improve his explosiveness. He is hoping to be selected to represent England in Sweden in March with his sights also on the European Athletics U20 Championships and the U20s in the World Athletics Championships.