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RBC Training Ground to be held Jan. 21 at U of W

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Young athletes take note — the next RBC Training Ground event will be arriving in Winnipeg on Sat., Jan. 21.

The event will take place at the University of Winnipeg’s Duckworth Centre, located at 400 Spence St., starting at 10 a.m.

Athletes between the ages of 14 and 25 are invited to take part in the nationwide talent identification and athlete funding program that’s intended to discover young athletes with Olympic potential and provide them with the resources they need to achieve their potential.

File photo by Simon Fuller

In this 2018 file photo, a local athlete takes part in an RBC Training Ground event held at the fieldhouse at Dakota Community Centre. An upcoming version of the event will be held at the University of Winnipeg on Jan. 21.

According to a release, participants at the event will compete in four exercises that power, speed, strength and endurance. Organizers say athletes who meet or exceed performance benchmarks set by national sport officials will be invited to attend the RBC Training Grand Final to compete for a chance to receive funding and support.

Go online at www.rbctrainingground.ca for more information or to register.

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