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Rochdale triathlete selected for Young Sports People mentoring and bursary programme

Date published: 08 November 2018


A 17-year-old triathlete from Rochdale, has been selected as one of eight winners for a 2018 Young Sportsperson of the Year mentoring and bursary programme by international facilities management services provider OCS UK.

Marcus Dey, who is British Junior Series Champion 2018, has already enjoyed great success and this award will help him and his family meet the burden of training, travelling and competing.

Now in its 21st year, the Young Sportsperson of the Year programme aims to nurture talent in young people and support the communities in which it operates.

In addition to financial support, Marcus has been allocated an OCS mentor, providing him an ongoing link to the OCS family. They will have monthly check-ins to provide ongoing support as he progresses with his training and take the story of his achievements back to the business.

Bob Taylor, OCS CEO UK, Ireland and Middle East, commented: “We are passionate about nurturing talent, not just within our business, but also across our wider society, and have a commitment to investing in the communities in which we work.

“The Young Sportsperson programme is just one way that we support talent, and we are proud to be able to help these outstanding young athletes fulfil their potential.”

Marcus, along with seven other winners from around the UK, has also been invited to attend an exclusive event at The Oval, where one of them will be named overall Young Sportsperson of the Year 2018.

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