Marshall selected for year-long mentoring programme focused on holistic athlete development
18-year-old British Champion Nordic skier, and Junior Squad member, Tristan Marshall has been selected to take part in a pioneering athlete mentoring programme which matches young, aspiring athletes (aged 15-24) with world-class champions to develop skills beyond their sport performance.
Marshall has been paired with former World Champion British rower, Stephen Feeney, in a programme that will see the two work together for a year, with regular one-to-one mentoring sessions taking place throughout the duration.
Discussing his involvement in True Athlete Project (TAP), Marshall said:
“TAP is a programme which athletes should aspire to. It’s a journey not aiming to make you a better athlete but a better force in sport. It is an absolute privilege to be working alongside someone as accomplished as Stephen and I’m overjoyed to be a part of TAP.
“The TAP journey is really exciting. It is a privilege to work alongside Tristan in what he’s sharpening and shaping. There is strengh in numbers and in gathering like-minded people; TAP does this, and I’m grateful to be a part of that.”
Marshall and Feeney join 70 other athletes from a total of 33 sports and 10 countries, taking part in TAP’s unique, global programme.
True Athlete Project (TAP)
The True Athlete Project (TAP)
aims to bring about a more compassionate culture of sport through a range of innovative, mindfulness-based programs at all levels of sport.
- TAP’s Global Mentoring Programme matches Olympic/Paralympic/elite athletes with young, committed athletes for a year-long, transformational learning experience.
- To support the regular 1-1 mentoring sessions there is a holistic curriculum based on five themes: Performance, Identity & Values, Mindfulness, Community responsibility and Nature & Connectedness.
- Mentees get the majority of their ‘training’ through the mentors, supplemented with some group workshops throughout the year, whilst the mentors receive an array of training in mentoring and communication skills; how to work with their mentee on the themes of the curriculum, and the key elements of the TAP approach and philosophy.