Georgina Denham, a pupil in Year 7 at The Ryleys School, was invited recently to trial for the North West Regional Triathlon Academy, which is one of nine regional academies making up the British Triathlon Federation Academy.
The Academy is committed to the development of young and talented athletes and preparing them for the British Triathlon Olympic Talent squad.
Having competed last month, Georgina, from Mobberley, achieved the Gold standard times in both swimming and running, along with only two other 12 year-old girls from the North West. This has resulted in her being offered a coveted place at the Academy.
Georgina is also benefiting from specialist training, organised through the school, with coaches Di Lee, an international triathlete and qualified British triathlon coach, and Gary McCaffery, a former Great Britain international swimmer and qualified British swimming coach.