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Madden selected for Team England Training Squad

Sights set on Commonwealth Games 2022

We were delighted to hear that former RGS pupil, Myren Madden (RGS 2013-20) has been selected by England Weight Lifting for their Weight Lifting Training Squad, in preparation for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. At the age of only 19, this is a huge achievement. 

This fantastic news follows Myren’s selection for Great Britain for the second time at the EWF European Youth Championships held in Israel in December 2019, where he came 11th, and also at the World Championship in the USA in March 2020, placing him 10th in the world. 

Myren is managing to combine his training with his academic studies at Nottingham University where he is really enjoying and performing at a high level studying Philosophy.

During his time at RGS Worcester, Myren was part of the RGS Elite Athlete Development Programme, supporting him in his Rugby and Weight Lifting aspirations, and he was also awarded a place on the Sport England Talent Programme which gives athletes in education the chance to develop their sporting and academic careers together. Myren played for the 1st XV Rugby team where his strength and power made him a standout player, including in the Modus Cup match at Sixways stadium.

 

John Pitt, Headmaster, said: “This is an incredible achievement, especially at Myren’s young age. It is the result of his dedicated approach to training and his determination and inner steel to be the best he can be. He has shown what can be achieved with commitment and hard work and by balancing his academic studies with his training and sport. We wish Myren all the very best for final selection for the Commonwealth Games – we will then be booking our tickets!”

We all wish Myren the very best in this next chapter of his sporting career.

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