Two members of the Leeds Triathlon Centre, Jess Fullager and Georgia Taylor-Brown, have nominated the Brownlee Centre as their ‘Golden Gateway’; the place that had the most impact on their sporting journey on their way to the Commonwealth Games.
Following this year’s successful Commonwealth Games, Team England have encouraged gold medal-winning athletes to nominate their ‘Golden Gateway’, the sporting venue that set them on the road to Commonwealth Games success.
The Leeds Triathlon Centre provides the training and competition structure for Triathlon Leeds athletes. The Centre is part of Triathlon Leeds, a unique partnership between British Triathlon, the University of Leeds, Leeds Beckett University and Leeds City Council who are collectively committed to sustaining and continuing to build upon the outstanding achievements and foundations created over the past decade. The centre caters for athletes of all levels of experience, from students wanting to take part in the sport for the first time to some of the world’s most successful triathletes, including the likes of Georgia Taylor-Brown, Jess Fullagar, Jess Learmonth, Sam Dickinson, Sian Rainsley and Tom Bishop.
Stewart Ross, Chair of Triathlon Leeds said:
“We are very proud to celebrate the success of our Commonwealth Games athletes and are honoured to be nominated as a Golden Gateway by Jess and Georgia. Leeds is genuinely a world class centre for the sport, leading the way for triathlon training and development through our combination of expertise, top athletes and top facilities. What makes Leeds so unique is the commitment from different organisations to work together across all levels of the sport to provide opportunities for everyone, recognising the positive health and social impacts of triathlon and the inspiration our world class athletes have on the Leeds communities. We hope that Jess and Georgia’s legacy will inspire many sportspeople of the future who use our world-class facilities at the Brownlee Centre”.
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