- SSE’s Next Generation stars are going from strength-to-strength after the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games - ramping up their medal haul.
Thomas Hamer won a silver medal at the Games and has added another piece of silverware to his collection, setting a new personal best in the S14 200m freestyle at the IPC European Swimming Championships in Eindhoven.
The 15-year-old, from Lancashire, is one of 100 athletes now supported by SSE’s Next Generation programme. It offers financial support, mentoring and training to the UK’s brightest prospects to help them achieve their potential in sport.
Fellow SSE Next Generation star Scott Quin, 24, of Loanhead, Midlothian, also took home silver at the swimming championships, setting a British record time of 1:07.95 in the SB14 100m breaststroke.
SSE Next Generation cyclists Lauren Bate-Lowe, Rhys Britton and Jack Carlin dominated the British Cycling Junior and Youth National Track Championships in Manchester too.
Lauren Bate–Lowe, 15 from St Helens, came third in the women’s U16 500M time trial, with Rhys Britton, 15 of Pontpyridd, Wales, finishing third in the men’s U16 pursuit and second in the men’s U16 scratch race.
Jack Carlin, 17, of Paisley, Scotland, also came second in the men’s U18 sprint.
Following its proud sponsorship of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, SSE announced it will fund a further 50 athletes through it’s Next Generation programme.
It’s just one example of how SSE is investing in the customers and communities it serves across the UK.