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Athletics

Whether you're a top-level athlete or you just want to give something a go, you can get involved with Athletics here at SGS Sport. We have Elite level through to school level athletes that join us each year, as well as our new SGS Improvement centre for athletes within the secondary school age who are striving for a high performance level, in addition to their club training and high performing school athletes who want to progress to a club. We also run a grass roots level junior club for primary and secondary school age and work with a variety of partners to run adult running sessions.

Athletics Clubs

Junior Athletics Club

Our SGS Junior Athletics club is open to children aged 4-16. Whether you're experienced or new to athletics, this club offers sessions to unlock an individual's potential in multiple athletics events in running, jumping and throwing. Joining our club as a member will provide you with the opportunity to compete at recognised England Athletics events.

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Mixed Ability Social Running Club

A mixed ability social running club run by coaches from Bristol & West AC may be the session for you if you are looking to keep healthy, meet new people and become more engaged with athletics, whether you are an experienced runner or new to athletics.

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Academy Offer

Athletes attending either the College or University programmes will receive fully coached training sessions in their chosen event. Athletes will have the opportunity to train in more than one event and be given training programmes based on their level. We will liaise with personal club coaches and athletes will also receive coached S&C sessions, physiotherapy support, workshops such as nutrition, pilates, mental well being and analysis along with balance and core based sessions. Athletes will be coached in Sprints & Hurdles, Endurance, Jumps and Throws by Head Coach Andrea Garcia-Lock, Coach Edward Ellis-Cooper and B&W AC Coach Paul Filer. Competition locally, regionally and Nationally, AOC regional championships hosted on site, English Schools pathway. Volunteer opportunities with our junior programmes.

Deaf Athletics

A new family programme for deaf fitness and athletics

In a new cooperation between Deaf Studies Trust, Bristol and West Athletics Club and South Gloucestershire College we have set up a new weekly programme of fitness development based in athletics. This is specially designed for deaf participants with instruction in BSL and in English.

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Higher Ed. Provision

University level students will have the above provision plus the opportunity for work experience within the academy and community programmes plus the opportunity to compete at BUCS. All competitions provided except the school age group competitions.

Who Can Apply

Anyone post 16 through to senior age group who would like to improve in their chosen athletics event

Academy Successes

Jenna Blundell - represented GB at junior level. Several scholarships to American universities. Representation at National and International level for past students including English Schools and World Schools.

Contact Info

Andrea Garcia-Lock - [email protected]

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Additional Information

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