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Talent Academy

7000 Terminal Sq Ste 100
Upper Darby, PA 19082

General Phone: 610-352-1401
Financial Aid Phone: 610-352-1401
Sector: Private for-profit, less-than

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Dame Tanni coaches Neath boy in wheelchair race - News Wales

Sporting hero Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson is helping a promising young wheelchair athlete on his way to success. Dame Tanni offered advice and encouragement to nine-year-old Harri Jenkins at a special training session to celebrate how National Lottery funding is helping young people like him to get on track for a sporting career. Harri, from Neath, attends the Junior Welsh Talent Academy at the Lottery-funded National Indoor Athletics Centre, where he receives training and instruction on wheelchair racing. The Athletics Centre has received £5.6 million in funding from the Sports Council for Wales, and provides sports training for both elite sport and the local community. In April, Harri competed in his first London mini-marathon and held his own against a field of experienced racers. More recently he travelled to Stoke Mandeville with the Junior Welsh Talent squad, and claimed gold medals in the wheelchair sprint and the club throwing events. Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson said: “Lottery funding is helping to provide fantastic opportunities for young people to get involved in sport and it’s wonderful to see promising young athletes like Harri progressing in disability sport in Wales. The Lottery’s investment has provided facilities, activities, individual and community support that all aim to - more available