YRDA Drivers are Hosted by St George's Park Alongside Manchester United

October 25, 2017

The Young Racing Driver Academy [YRDA] and The Business of Sport [TBOS] athletes accessed and utilised the training facilities at St. George's Park. The strength and conditioning facility enabled their drivers and athletes to carry out bespoke training programmes that enhanced their fitness and therefore ability to race faster. 

YRDA is a motorsport academy that is focused on identifying, mentoring and coaching young racing driver talent and providing a pathway from karting into single-seater racing. It delivers a specialist programme and provides tailored mentoring, marketing and management support to young racing drivers. YRDA and its programme partners possess wide-ranging expertise and experience across the business of motorsport and are perfectly placed to encourage and assist a young racing driver in maximising his or her on and off track potential.

Chris Scott, St. George’s Park’s performance facilities officer, provided interesting facts about the national football centre while the drivers enjoyed a tour of St. George's Park and appreciated the dedication it takes to be a successful professional athlete.

Manchester United academy host Tottenham Hotspur 

Manchester United’s academy travelled to East Staffordshire to contest their regular academy matches. The club’s U9s, U10s and U11s utilised the pitches on-site and faced Tottenham Hotspur across all age groups. Their visit was a further development activity.

LMA seven-a-side tournament

St. George's Park played host as LMA commercial partner GRS Roadstone welcomed their partners and staff to compete in a seven-a-side football tournament hosted by the LMA. Eight LMA Ambassadors, including Nigel Adkins, Dave Bassett, Steve Clarke, Stuart Pearce, Mike Phelan, Alan Stubbs, Peter Taylor and Danny Wilson, each took on a team for the day, aiming to coach their team to the trophy. After convincingly winning his group, Stubbs led ‘Aggregate Industries’ to the title following a closely contested final against the host team, GRS/MQP, managed by Taylor.

British Triathlon: Top young athletes descend on St. George’s Park 

A number of the nation’s highly-rated athletes descended on the national football centre as part of a British Triathlon Federation programme.  Athletes aged 15-18 who are being considered for the England Talent Triathlon Programme were put through their paces ahead of the formal selection process. The weekend was based around an introduction to the programme and staff along with physio, strength and conditioning, nutrition, education and screening. The hydrotherapy facilities were also utilised for light recovery.