Dreaming of the Olympics

A teenager has been telling Heart she is giving up her social life to make sure she gets to the London Olympics.

17 year old Jade Faulkner, from Swindon, has been picked for the Rhythmic Gymnastics training team for the 2012 games.

The Cirencester College student will be taking a year out from her studies and moving to Bath next month to begin 42 hours of training a week, so she can impress the selectors who will choose the final team for the Olympics in January.

Jade told Heart it would be a dream come true:

listen here

But her dream of representing Team GB comes at a price, as Jade has to fund all of her training, kit and competition travelling herself, as she does not get any funding.

Jade is looking for sponsors to help her fund the next year, with the hope she can appear at the biggest sporting event on the planet.

Recently Played Tracks

On Radio: Simon Beale

1am - 4am

Email the show

Text 'HEART' to 82122

Simon Beale

On TV: Heart Xmas Is Here!

3am - 10am

Watch heart TV

  • Spice Girls 2 Become 1

    03:07

    iTunes

  • Mel And Kim Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree

    03:05

    iTunes

  • Pretenders 2000 Miles

    03:01

    iTunes

  • Lady Antebellum A Holly Jolly Christmas

    03:00

    iTunes

Heart VIP

Local

Autumn Weather

Find your local four day weather report here.

Listening To Radio Win With Heart

Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.

Follow Heart on Twitter