Christian Von Eitzen, from Radley AC, has been selected by Dame Kelly Holmes to take part in the fourth ‘Future Stars with Kelly’ education day, being held at Loughborough in October.

Von Eitzen’s coach, Gordon Manning, will also attend the day to help support the youngster on his pathway to the bigger stage.

The 14-year-old, from Abingdon, was chosen after winning a bronze medal in the junior boys’ 800m at July’s Aviva English Schools Championships, clocking a time of 2mins 01.23secs.

Holmes said: “I always look forward to these education days as it is a chance for me to share my knowledge and experiences with young athletes such as Christian, who are going through the same transition as I once did in my athletics career.

“I also believe it is vital that parents and coaches are educated alongside the athletes, so that they can really get the best out of the athletes they support.”

“The success of my Aviva sponsored ‘On Camp with Kelly’ initiative has highlighted the importance of providing teenage athletes with educational training to support them physically, socially and psychologically.”

The ‘Future Stars with Kelly’ day will include educational workshops such as an anti-doping session, medical and injury prevention clinics as well as physical training sessions led by Holmes.

Inspirational ‘On Camp With Kelly’ role models will assist the younger ‘Future Stars’ athletes and their support teams throughout the day, offering advice and support regarding their transition from junior to senior athletics.