2nd October 2023 – Podium Analytics (“Podium”), the NGO and charity committed to reducing injury in youth and grassroots sport, is excited to announce Steven McRae, principal dancer with The Royal Ballet, as an Athlete Ambassador.
Steven brings to Podium his passion to deliver better support and practices for the next generation to ensure young people’s long-term participation in the sports and arts.
His first-hand experience of the devastating impact of injury, caused through long-term physical and mental burnout, makes Steven an advocate for greater understanding of the causal effects of injury and the need to empower teachers and coaches to better support young people in their formative years to deliver lasting change.
Commenting on his appointment, Steven McRae said: “I am honoured to be an ambassador for Podium Analytics – I was instantly inspired by their mission. Having experienced the challenges of devastating injury first-hand, I know only too well the importance of taking the right steps to prevent injury from happening – both physically and mentally. I am passionate to ensure the next generation of young people can benefit from the transformational power of sport and the arts, and Podium’s work will form an important part of this.”
Andy Hunt, CEO of Podium Analytics, said: “We are delighted to have Steven join Podium as an Athlete Ambassador. Steven’s personal injury experience, combined with his dedication to make a real change for future generations resonates closely with our work. The appointment further complements the work we are already undertaking with The Royal Ballet School to better understand workload and the impact of growth spurt.”