Balby Academy footballers get more than e-Nuff with gym residency

Balby Academy of Sport footballers L-r Callum Barber, 16 and David Wright, 17, have become 'athletes in residence' at Nuffield Health in order to maximise their physical attributes for careers in sport. They are pictured being welcomed by Ian Parkin, General manager and James Morgan, Wellbeing personal trainer.  Picture: Marie Caley D5002MC
Balby Academy of Sport footballers L-r Callum Barber, 16 and David Wright, 17, have become 'athletes in residence' at Nuffield Health in order to maximise their physical attributes for careers in sport. They are pictured being welcomed by Ian Parkin, General manager and James Morgan, Wellbeing personal trainer. Picture: Marie Caley D5002MC

Balby Academy of Sport footballers Callum Barber and David Wright have been handed boosts to their fledgling careers by gym Nuffield Health.

Nuffield teamed up with the Academy to hand out two ‘athletes in residence’ places which include a free year’s membership to the White Rose Way gym.

Academy tutors put forward a number of their young sports persons and Nuffield bosses selected Barber and Wright for the places.

Edlington 17-year-old Wright and 16-year-old Barber from Dunsville have both been scouted for scholarships in America.

Academy director of football Steven Spittelhouse thinks the pair will got from strength to strength with the memberships.

He said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for both of them to reach their full potential.

“This project has been about taking sports people with talent and making sure they get the most of it by ensuring they’re in top condition throughout the year.”