April 26, 2018
RBC Training Ground Goes Boom
Canadian Sport Institute Calgary – RBC Training Ground has picked up steam in 2018, and it’s full speed ahead for Gavin Broadhead, 23, the winner of the regional final event in Calgary on April 21st.
Now in its third season, RBC Training Ground – a talent identification and athlete funding program designed to uncover athletes with Olympic potential – has seen a dramatic increase in participation this year.
In 2017, 2,100 athletes tried out across 32 events. In 2018, 2,800 athletes have tried out in 19 events so far, with more to come. The massive spike in interest has also led to an increase in performance and the athletes are exceeding the results from past RBC Training Ground events.
Canadian Sport Institute Calgary: @csicalgary
Written by Kristina Groves: @kngrover
Photo by: Dave Holland @csicalgaryphoto