PENTATHLON stars of the future are being helped to achieve their dreams by two international coaches as part of a new programme.

Pentathlon Hereford recently launched their Aspirational Athletes Programme, designed by Bernie Moss, former Olympic and National Modern Pentathlon Coach and John Rees, GB Epee Fencing Coach.

“Established four years, Pentathlon Hereford have realised a need to bring together athletes aged 12 and over, from around the country, who dream of success in Modern Pentathlon, Epee Fencing, Pony Club Tetrathlon, Pistol Shooting or various Triathlon formats,” said Bernie Moss.

“We want them to have the support to develop and control their own journey, focusing on good habits and process orientated goals. We offer these athletes progressive training activities, with programme and session planning, monitoring and guidance each Sunday, training at Malvern College’s outstanding sports facilities.

“It’s tough training across many different sports and most of these athletes are members of several different clubs enabling them to access the diversity of training required to reach national and international standard”, said Moss.

“Malvern College, with which we plan to build a strong partnership for the future have made Malvern Active high-level training facilities available, where we can train for the four dismounted disciplines, 200m freestyle swimming, Epee Fencing, 800m running and Laser Pistol Shooting. Complementing this is our partnership with Summerhouse Equestrian’s Olympic standard riding facilities and instruction, where we can put our athletes through basic horsemanship leading to high quality show jumping training and competition. This is the fifth Modern Pentathlon discipline.”

The club already has a very strong foundation with plenty of success stories, including National Pony Club Tetrathlon Champions; pentathletes ranked in the top five Nationally in their age; as well as GB top ten ranked epee fencers.

Recently the club had Abi Agami rank in the top seven in the schools National Pistol Shooting Championships.

Pentathlon Hereford are currently looking for corporate and private investment and sponsorship to fuel the growth of this innovative initiative with a strong foundation in education.

Rachel Wreyford, the clubs founder said “We have always believed that if we encouraged a nurturing, friendly and fun environment our athletes would thrive in all aspects of their lives.

"We simply ask for them to focus on finding opportunities to improve, by setting goals and achieving them.

"To accomplish this, we focus primarily on tactical, technical, physical and mental improvements within each athlete, understanding that their individual outcomes matter very much.

"Aspirations to GB selection are clear in their young minds and we offer domestic and international competition with coaching.

"Pentathlon Hereford has an innovative positive approach bringing aspiring athletes together to train, share ideas and create a strong community approach learning from each other."