Former Ashford AC star Green, 21, represented TeamGB at London
2012, reaching the semi-finals of the 400m hurdles and finishing
just 0.10secs out of bronze medal position in the 4x400m relay.
Folkestone School for Girls pole vault star Ellie
Gooding, 16, is ranked joint-1st in the UK at under-17
level just a year after taking up the event.
Gooding's Ashford AC teammate, Sittingbourne multi-eventer
Rhiannon Wallwork, 15, a Highsted Grammar School
pupil, formerly of Invicta East Kent AC, was seventh in the England
Combined Events Championships last August and is also Kent Schools
Invicta East Kent AC sisters Bobby and Alex
Clay, from Wingham, are among the cream of under-20
distance runners in the UK.
Bobby, who doesn’t turn 16 until May, won the cross-country race
at the World Schools Championships in Malta last year, with
17-year-old Alex finishing fourth.
Bobby Clay is also an English national champion at
cross-country, the 1,500m and 800m while Alex is a national
champion over 3,000m, was 19th in the European Cross-Country
Championships in Hungary last month and fourth in the Great
Edinburgh International meeting in Edinburgh, one place ahead of
her sister, who also attends Sir Roger Manwood's School in
Tonbridge School's Charlie Harris, 16, one of
four members of Tonbridge AC in the GMS squad, was fifth in the
English Schools Championships 400m hurdles last July.
His teammate Sean Molloy, 17, a pupil at
Westlands School in Sittingbourne, competed in the 800m at the
World Junior Championships in Barcelona in July, finishing fourth
in his heat,
Distance runner Max Nicholls, 16, a pupil at
Ashford School, was second in the Kent County Cross-Country
Championships earlier this month.
Charing thrower Matthew Blandford, 17, another
Tonbridge AC member, is English Schools discus champion.
The squad also includes Bexley AC 400m runner Farren
Morgan and pole vault ace Ailis McGovern,
aswell as 16-year-old Blackheath & Bromley AC sprint twins
Shannon and Cheriece Hylton and Dina
Asher-Smith, 17, who hopes to land a place in TeamGB for
the forthcoming European Indoor Championships.
The group will receive career support and mentoring from Green
and his network of contacts, with regular seminars about life in
Maidstone-born former Brockhill pupil and Mid-Kent College
pupil Green explained: “The focus is on their own athletics careers
and their academics and we just want to support that. We’re there
if we’re needed.”
Despite only turning 21 himself in October, the European
under-23 Champion revealed: “I thought it was the right time to do
it, despite being at a young age and me not really having won
"This is my legacy. It’s something I wanted to do at the end of
my career but I thought I should do it now because legacy is very
current with the London Olympics."