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Monday 19th September 2016, 09:00 - 15:00 GMT

Achieving Peak Performance

City of London School
An incredible day of sports education, delivered by elite athletes from four very different disciplines.
This unmissable event, held in the heart of London, is open to all students aged twelve to eighteen. Our speakers will look to answer these questions:
  • How do I stay motivated?
  • What are the coping strategies for dealing with pressure and loss of form?
  • How do I cater my lifestyle to the demands of training?
  • What are the professional's views on diet, nutrition and supplements?
  • How do these issues change during the different phases of training?
  • What does it mean to be part of a team, and the group dynamics of sport?

City of London School

Tickets: £60pp
Packed Lunch/Local Restaurent
Access by Train/Tube


09:30 - 10:00 Arrivals
10:00 - 10:40 Speaker: Jonathan Batty Surrey Cricket
10:50 - 11:30 Speaker: Crista Cullen England and GB Hockey
11:40 - 12:20 Speaker: Mark Hunter GB Olympic Rower
12:20 - 13:30 Lunch Break
11:40 - 12:20 Speaker: Frank Buglioni England Boxer
14:20 - 15:00 Full Panel Discussion Q&A

Speakers and timings subject to change where necessary.


Surrey Cricket

Jonathan Batty

On graduating from Durham University in 1995, Batty joined Hampshire CCC, before moving to Surrey CCC, where Batty was able to enjoy regular first team action. Batty was a regular player in Surrey's sustained success, winning three county championships around the turn of the century. Batty captained Surrey in 2004 was awarded a benefit year by the county in 2009. He broke the record for most catches in a match with 11, against Lancashire, breaking the record of then Surrey coach Steve Rixon. In October 2009 Batty signed a three-year contract with Gloucestershire. Simon Briggs of the Daily Telegraph reviewed his career, saying he was "the finest uncapped player of the last 20 years." We are delighted to have Jonathan join us on our panel of speakers for PRC Elite, and his extensive Sport Psychology knowledge will give a fascinating insight for all pupils involved.


England and GB Hockey

Crista Cullen

Rio 2016 Gold Medallist. Crista made her senior international debut for England Hockey in 2003. She was part of the Great Britain squad which won Bronze at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, as well as the England squad that won Bronze at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. She retired from international hockey after the 2012 Summer Olympics, aged 27, after earning 171 international caps. However, last year, she was asked out of retirement by the Head Coach of England.

GB Olympic Rower

Mark Hunter

Mark’s rowing career started at the age of 14 at the Poplar Blackwall & District Rowing Club. In 2008 he was appointed captain of the prestigious Leander Club, and he and his rowing partner, Zac Purchase, were the only unbeaten crew in world rowing, sealing their status by winning GB's first ever lightweight medal and Olympic gold in the Beijing Olympics. They continued to be an unstoppable force in the world of rowing, winning gold in the 2010 and 2011 World Championships, and silver medals at London 2012. We are delighted to have Mark speak for us at PRC Elite's conferences this year.

England Boxer

Frank Buglioni

Frank Buglioni started boxing at the age of fourteen and, after becoming a two time national champion, was selected to fight for England at just nineteen years of age. Following this, Frank was also selected for the podium squad, the team from which the Olympians were selected from, and gained huge experience in the following eighteen months winning over 50 of his 60 fights before turning professional. Frank made his professional debut in November 2011, and won his first ten fights on the way to being crowned the WBO European super middleweight champion. He later went on to win the WBA international super middleweight title as well, and, most recently having moved up to the light heavyweight category, stopped Olegs Fedotovs in the first round in March 2016. Franks honest and driven description of the sacrifices that it takes to be an elite level professional boxer puts him in a great place to talk to young people, and we are proud to have him join our team of speakers at PRC Elite.


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