A leading anti-doping figure gave an informative talk at Rydal Penrhos’ latest Talented Athlete seminar.
Steve Roberts, who led a team of 60 staff who tested athletes in the biggest anti-doping operation in Olympics history during the London 2012 games, visited the school earlier this month to highlight the importance of adhering to regulations regarding specific substances in sport.
During the discussion, Mr Roberts, a firefighter based in Wrexham, discussed with Rydal Penrhos’ Sports Scholars important topics including World Anti-Doping Agency regulations and the everyday substances that would see them incur a ban should they be tested positive.
He also brought along a number of items that are used throughout the testing process for a demonstration.
This talk was arranged by Director of Sport Allen Boyd with a view to heightening knowledge on what is always a much-talked-about topic within all areas of the sporting world.
Amy Roberts, a Sports Nutritionist from catering providers Holroyd Howe, also attended the seminar to give a special presentation on how each pupil can achieve their nutritional needs from Rydal Penrhos’ new and exciting menu.
Mr Boyd, said: “Gaining a full knowledge of anti-doping procedures and implications is essential for any aspiring athlete, and is it was great to have such an experienced figure such as Steve providing our dedicated sports scholars with a fantastic sport during the Talented Athlete Seminar.
“I would also like to thank Amy from Holroyd Howe for coming along and giving each pupil a broader understanding about how nutrition enhances performance.”