Young Gymnast To Train With Olympic Hopeful
on: April 17, 2010, 12:06 am
The winner of the training session with an Olympic hopeful
from Corby has been announced, by his sponsors, Opus Energy.
Zoe Parker, aged 8, won the training session with Gymnastics World Championship
silver medallist, Daniel Keatings, plus four tickets to the European Gymnastic
Championships, after entering the competition run by business energy supplier, Opus
Competition winner, Zoe Parker commented:
“I am so excited about my training session with Daniel and I get to see him compete
at the European Championships too. He is a very good gymnast and I hope I can
learn some new techniques from him to help with my gymnastics.”
The competition was launched by Opus Energy, to offer young gymnasts the opportunity
meet a local gymnastics’ hero and to experience the world of European gymnastics
Zoe’s Senior coach, Marie Mitchell from Kettering Olympic Gymnastics Club, said:
“We are delighted that Opus Energy has created this fantastic opportunity that will
inspire young gymnasts to excel in the sport. The club is thrilled at having an
Olympic standard gymnast, such as Daniel run a training session with Zoe.”
Daniel is showing huge potential for the 2012 Olympics having already won Britain’s
first ever medal at the men’s All Around event at the 2009 World Championships.
Despite suffering from two dislocated fingers after falling in a training routine,
Daniel has been confirmed to represent Great Britain at the European Championships
and is confident about team GB’s performance;
“The preparations for the Europeans have been tough. The whole team has been working
really hard and hopefully we will get a place on the podium for the first time as a
team at a major championship,” says Daniel.
He adds, “I am looking forward to meeting Zoe. It’s good to know I can help young
gymnasts, through opportunities such as these, to achieve their aspirations to
become a professional athlete.”
Opus Energy is committed to working within the Northampton community and supports
many local initiatives, including, a pledge to raise £10,000 for the Friends of
Cynthia Spencer Hospice.
Notes to editors
Entry details, terms and conditions can be found at www.opusenergychallenge.com For more information on Opus Energy’s pledge to the Cynthia Spencer Hospice, and
Opus Energy’s sponsorship of Daniel Keatings, please visit www.opusenergychallenge.com.
About Opus Energy
Opus Energy is a leading independent supplier of electricity to UK businesses. With
offices in Northampton and Oxford, Opus Energy employs over 230 people.
Opus Energy supplies over 60,000 UK business sites across all sectors. Large
customers include: Stagecoach, Thorntons, Farmfoods, FirstGroup, and John Lewis.
Opus Energy’s management team has a 50 per cent stake in the business, while
International Power Plc (LSE:IPR.L) holds 30 per cent and Telecom Plus Plc (LSE:
TEP.L ) has 20 per cent.
For further information about Opus Energy, please see www.opusenergy.com
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