Katherine’s Top Tips

Filmed during the Jaguar Academy of Sport Day at Eton Dorney today.


To celebrate Katherine Grainger’s appointment as an Ambassador for the Jaguar Academy of Sport, the first Talent Day of this year’s Mentoring and Education Programme (MEP) was held at London 2012 venue Dorney Lake, where Katherine won Gold last summer.

A stellar line up of Academy Patrons, Ambassadors and Mentors including Dame Kelly Holmes, Colin Jackson, David Roberts, Anna Hemmings,  Sarah Winckless, David Flatman and Toby Garbett were also present to support the Rising Stars throughout the exclusive training event.

Two Rising Stars impressing Katherine at the event where rowers Jess Leyden from Todmorden, West Yorkshire and Matthew Benstead from Twickenham, Middlesex. All Rising Stars in attendance had the opportunity to train on Dorney Lake with world-class rowers including Katherine, Sarah Winckless and Toby Garbett. The Rising Stars also took part in a selection of workshops working with Academy Ambassadors Colin Jackson and David Roberts, which focused on world-class performance in sport.

Dame Kelly Holmes, Jaguar Academy of Sport Patron said:“It’s been another fantastic Talent Day providing, for many of the Rising Stars, a once in a lifetime opportunity to get on the water at Dorney Lake with some of Britain’s best rowers. The mentoring side of the Academy is so important and the team and I are dedicated to delivering a programme which provides all the Rising Stars with the educational support they need to be the best.”