STAGING Tall and Talented wanted to try out for the 2016 Olympic Games - British Rowing

Tall and Talented wanted to try out for the 2016 Olympic Games

Tall and talented 

UK Sport have extended the deadline for applications in their nationwide talent search for athletic men over 6’3” and women over 5’11” who aspire to represent Great Britain in Rio de Janeiro.  If you’d like to apply you now have until 23rd November 2009 to do so via

Following the announcement on the 3rd October that Rio will host the next Olympics after London, UK Sport, the English Institute of Sport and British Rowing have joined forces to find athletes capable of representing and winning medals for Great Britain in Brazil in 2016. Tall and Talented, is looking for exceptionally tall men and woman who could find success in sports where height can give an athlete a real advantage such as rowing.


Applicants are invited to sign up and test to see whether they have the potential to be an Olympic champion

If you or anyone you know is…

  • aged between 15 and 22 years old
  • exceptionally tall (men over 190cm and women over 180cm)
  • competing in any sport at a minimum of county/regional level
  • quick, agile and skilful and/or fit, powerful and strong
  • mentally tough and competitive
  • up for a once in a lifetime opportunity to become part of Britain’s sporting elite

…then sign up now!

To sign up for Talent 2016: Tall and Talented, or to register interest in future Talent 2016 campaigns, applicants should submit their details before 23rd November 2009 at

Download the flyer here (pdf)