10:07AM, Sunday 29 January 2012
Dreams of an Olympic gold medal have sparked an appeal for sponsorship by a teenage rower.
Jack Beaumont took up the sport when he was nine and has already represented Great Britain in competitions.
The 18-year-old from St Mark's Road in Maidenhead now has his sights set on glory at future Olympic Games.
He is hoping to secure sponsorship to help him achieve his goal.
"I'd be spending money on training camps, kit and to try and get enough money to buy a boat," he said.
Over the last two years Jack has raced for Great Britain at two World Rowing Junior Championships, finishing in fourth and seventh positions.
The Sir William Borlase's Grammar School pupil also won two silver medals for Great Britain at the Munich Regatta, as well as winning several national rowing and indoor rowing competitions.
He is now juggling his A-level studies with up to 12 training sessions per week.
A former Maidenhead Rowing Club member, Jack says he also has his fitness to bear in mind when deciding whether to go out partying with friends.
The ex-Desborough schoolboy's aims for this year include being selected for the World Rowing Under 23 Championships and winning Henley Royal Regatta.
Jack, who rows for Borlase's, says he is a competitive person who enjoys being able to represent his country in the sport he loves.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sponsor him.
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