04:32AM, Friday 12 April 2013
Two school pupils are on the road to sporting glory - thanks to the guidance of an army fitness veteran.
Benjamin Heynold, 11 is a tennis player selected as only one of two boys to represent GB in France at the Tournoi International, Bressuire all next week.
James Langston,10, was selected by the Barbarian Lambs rugby squad from the whole of Great Britain to go to France on a Rugby Tour as part of the schools IAPS programme.
Both lads go to St John Beaumont School in Priest Hill, Old Windsor. They have been helped on their way by fitness instructors Chris Lee and James Drabble who run Trojan Training 'boot camps' at Maidenhead Rugby Club.
Chris who trained in the army as a fitness instructor explained his teaching technique saying: "Basically I analyse the movement patterns of the sport.
"I also work with pupils on balance and foot drills so they can change direction and cover ground very quickly, as well as helping them understand their emotions of winning and losing, succeeding and failing."
Paramedics were called to the scene of a medical emergency in Maidenhead on Monday morning (June 27).
A teenager who died after getting into difficulty in the Jubilee River has been described as a ‘gentle giant’ in a tribute from his school.