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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.

‘Hidden Talent’ - An Athletics Taster Day

Saturday 17th July 2021

In every school across the country there is hidden athletic talent - children who don’t even know how good they are. This approach is all about giving them a chance to find out.

In a joint initiative with top athletics club, Bristol & West AC, we are asking secondary schools across the South West to flag this opportunity to children that they think might have what it takes to excel in athletics.

If you believe there is a child or children in your school who could be a real talent on the track or field, we would like to hear from you. But here’s the difference. The invitation to attend this athletics taster day is only open to children who are not currently with an athletic club or coach. That’s the only criteria - we are looking for hidden talent.

The cost will be £5 for one event or £6 for two. Maximum two events.

Events on the day: Timetable TBC
Track: 100m/200m (150 for u13’s)/300/800/1500
Field: Shot/Javelin/HJ/LJ

Once you have completed the application form below you will be contacted with more information and how to pay.

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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 by Andrea Garcia-Lock in Sprints & Hurdles, Joy Bray in Endurance and Jumps, Paul Filer in Throws and additional guest coaches where required. Competition locally, regionally and Nationally, AOC regional championships hosted on site, English Schools pathway. Volunteer opportunities with our junior programmes.

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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