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Opportunity to train with sports stars 

Sunday, 19th January, 2020 1:00pm
Opportunity to train with sports stars 

Pictured at the launch were (from l-r): Greg O’Shea, Nikki Evans, Chloe Watkins, Elena Tice and Kellie Harrington. PHOTO: CONOR McCABE PHOTOGRAPHY

Opportunity to train with sports stars 

Pictured at the launch were (from l-r): Greg O’Shea, Nikki Evans, Chloe Watkins, Elena Tice and Kellie Harrington. PHOTO: CONOR McCABE PHOTOGRAPHY

WOULD you like to train with some of Ireland’s top athletes ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics?  

As part of the ‘Everything Starts with Milk Campaign’, the National Dairy Council is offering three lucky schools or sports clubs the chance to train with professional rugby player and Love Island winner Greg O’Shea, Kellie Harrington, one of Ireland’s top female boxers, and also some of the amazingly talented players from Ireland’s women’s Hockey team. 

One hockey team, one rugby team and one boxing club will win the chance to train with the athletes in their respective disciplines. All you have to do is tell the NDC in 100 words why you deserve to win this once in a lifetime chance.

The competition organisers will be picking the best entries and the training day will take place in February on a date to be confirmed at the UCD Campus. 

In addition to providing the opportunity to improve gameplay and learn new skills, the winning team will have the chance to participate in a Q&A session with Greg O’Shea and the other athletes and a sports nutritionist to discuss the importance of drinking milk in everyday life and for sports nutrition and recovery along with getting advice on how to pursue success in sport.

Jeanne Spillane, marketing manager at the National Dairy Council, said: “As the excitement and anticipation is building for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, it is a great time to celebrate our young Irish athletes. 

“We are delighted to offer this opportunity for an ambitious team or club to train with these inspirational athletes.” 

The competition is open to both male and female athletes aged 12 to 18 years from schools and clubs across Ireland. 

If you are feeling creative, as well as the 100-word submission, you can also send a short, creative video explaining why you and your team would love the opportunity to train with these elite Irish athletes.

All entries should be sent to the National Dairy Council by 5pm on Friday, January 24. For terms and conditions and details on how to enter, visit www.ndc.ie/milk2020

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