Nathan Le Roux joins Eastern Cape Academy of Sport
“Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.” - Dan Gable
One of BSG’s young tri-athletes, 14-year-old Nathan le Roux, from the BSG Development Team, has certainly begun to reach his true potential with his acceptance into the Eastern Cape Academy of Sport (ECAS).
BSG seeks out and supports young talent by investing in a development team that helps athletes reach their potential: Nathan is one such young talent.
Significantly, Nathan has been the South African Triathlon Champion in his age group for three consecutive years as well as being South African Duathlon champion in 2010, and runner up in 2011. He also took home the gold medal for South Arica when he competed in the Biathlon World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria in 2011.His two outstanding achievements to date were winning the Sprint Event, an division of all ages and the Daily Dispatch Sunshine Coast triathlon, both last year and this year. The philosophy Nathan lives by is “Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.”
The ECAS ensures that talented athletes and their coaches obtain essential services that allow them to compete at an elite level. Furthermore, ECAS offers a comprehensive sporting programme during the year, covering various aspects in the Sport Science field such as sport psychology, nutrition, life skills, video analysis, and related fields. Nathan believes that the Eastern Cape Academy programme (together with the TSA Junior Development Academy and BSG) will ensure that his ambitions for the future may be fulfilled.
For BSG, making a difference means helping athletes unlock their potential and accelerate their performance. BSG is committed to investing in the sport of Triathlon, to make a difference in the lives of people.
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