National Talent Orientation Camp

National Talent Orientation Camp
3-6 January 2013

National Talent Orientation Camp (NTOC) aims to prepare talented young sports people (aged 13-18) for life as a high-performance athlete.

This year's four day event was a unique opportunity for young talented athletes to experience a multi-sport camp, train alongside like minded young people and gain insight to the world of performance sport and the harsh reality of the demands and commitment required to succeed in their sport.

The athletes took part in a series of challenging workshops that consider a range of testing situations (personal, sporting, academic and vocational), which they may face on their sporting journey. These workshops, along with the intense training sessions, were led by a team of elite athlete mentors selected from the National Governing Bodies of Sport and offered insight, professional guidance and inspiration to athletes.

The athlete mentors included Ben Pipes; Volleyball, Rich Hounslow; Canoeing, Catherine Spencer; Womens Rugby, Ashleigh Ball; Hockey, Caroline Matthews; Wheelchair Basketball, Olivia Murphy; Netball and Dean Downing; Cycling.

The youngsters also heard from guest speakers including coaches from the England RFU Coaching team; Andy Farrell and Graham Rowntree, sports psychologist, Robbie Anderson and mountaineer Bonita Norris; the youngest British woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.


Contact Us

Tom Mapp

Solutions Manager – Competition & Talent
01509 226644