Britain's athletic golden girl Jessica Ennis mentors young Surrey star
PUBLISHED: 17:40 13 October 2011 | UPDATED: 20:07 20 February 2013
Britain's golden girl of athletics Jessica Ennis has been keeping busy in her Olympic warm up mentoring up-and-coming athletes, including one Surrey-based hopeful.
Britains golden girl of athletics Jessica Ennis has been keeping busy in her Olympic warm up mentoring up-andcoming athletes, including one Surrey-based hopeful.
Bookham youngster Emelia Gorecka, 17, is the current 3,000m Commonwealth Youth Games Champion and is tipped for great things.
It's been really inspiring, Ive enjoyed working with Jessica and Ive picked up some great tips that I'm looking forward to putting into action, says Emelia.
To be able to chat to and learn from one of my heroes who is competing at the level I aspire to is amazing. I just hope one day I can be as successful as her.
Jessica Ennis started her athletics journey by attending an athletics camp, where former heptathlete, Nicola Minichiello and her current coach, Toni Minichiello, spotted her talent.
The European heptathlon champion became an ambassador for the Jaguar Academy of Sport, of which Emelia is a beneficiary, to help inspire a new generation of sporting stars.
Im honoured to be able to work so closely with the sporting stars of tomorrow, she says. I believe one of the best ways to inspire our next generation of sporting talent is by passing on the experiences of the people who have been there.
- To find out more about the Jaguar Academy of Sport Bursary Fund, visit www.jaguaracademyofsport.co.uk.