Congratulations to Warrender’s Archie Goodburn on being selected for Team GB at the Győr 2017 European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF).
Congratulations to Warrender’s Archie Goodburn on being selected by The British Olympic Association has today as one of 16 swimmers to represent Team GB at the Győr 2017 European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF).
The Festival will see a total of 50 British athletes compete alongside around 3,000 athletes from 50 European nations come together to compete across 10 Olympic sports from 23rd-29th July.
Team GB’s athletes, who will all be aged 14-17 at the event, will compete in six of those; canoe sprint (six athletes), cycling (six), gymnastics (six), judo (12), swimming (16) and tennis (four). Athletics, basketball, handball and volleyball complete the sporting programme in Hungary.
With many athletes already working on the road to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, EYOFs play an important role in the development of young British athletes and help them along the route to achieving their own Olympic dreams.
Team GB has a rich history of medal success at EYOFs, having won at least 20 medals in each of the previous 13 summer Festivals.
They provide crucial multi-sport event experience for young athletes, with over 50 athletes graduating from a summer EYOF with Team GB going on to compete at the Beijing 2008, London 2012 or Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Earlier this year, Archie completed a clean sweep of all 17 gold medals in the East District 2016/2017 Age Group Championships