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Future Champion set to put Welwyn and Hatfield on the map

Future Champion set to put Welwyn and Hatfield on the map

Olymic prospect sponsored by Mears as a 'Future Champion' of UK sport.Stephanie Gaynor, 100m hurdler and one of Britain's most promising talents for the 2012 Olympics, has begun training in earnest to reach her goal to take part in international competitions.Stephanie Gaynor is sponsored by Mears Group's Future Champions programme, which finds and funds the hottest prospects of British sport. Stephanie has recently been to Sheffield to compete in the English School Champions where she won 2 Gold medals in the 4 x 100m relay and the 100m hurdles.Stephanie also made a giant leap towards her Olympic dreams by qualifying to be in the Great Britain European Team, and has just competed in an international competition in Serbia. Stephanie said: "I am extremely grateful for the Mears support that I have received over the last couple of months, both on and off the track. As well as funding my physiotherapy to make sure my body is working at its full potential for every training session, Mears have been along to my competitions, cheering me on from the side lines."Mears has been running the Future Champions programme for the past five years, and has scoured the country looking for young sporting prodigies that would benefit from official sponsorship and who live in the areas where Mears operates.Ken Mantock, Director of Community & Environment for Mears said: "With the UK hosting the 2012 Olympics, we have the opportunity to encourage sporting participation and healthy lifestyles and to find inspirational young figures, and Stephanie is the perfect example of this."