Leehurst Swan pupil selected to join the True Athlete Project

26th January 2021

Congratulations to Leehurst Swan pupil, Ruaraidh, who has been selected as one of 34 young athletes across the world to be part of the True Athlete Project.

The True Athlete Project matches mentors with young athletes who ‘not only receive the personalised nurturing support of an incredible role model, but also a personalised mental skills training programme.’

Ruaraidh has been paired with James Stephenson, a GB Lightweights rower and 2012 World Triathlete Champion, and they spoke for the first time over Zoom on 17 January 2021.

Ruaraidh has a passion for water polo and a desire to coach younger players and progress to becoming a mentor himself in the future.

Through the True Athlete Project, Ruaraidh and James will cover sporting themes such as performance, identity and values, mindfulness, community and social responsibility, and nature & connectedness.