Bristol Academy of Sport | Athletics
The Bristol Academy of Sport is part of SGS College and boasts some of the best sporting facilities in Further Education. We are partnered with both Bristol City, Bristol City WFC, Bristol Rugby, Forrest Green Rovers and the Bristol Flyers. We offer elite level coaching in American Football, Athletics, Basketball, Boxing, Cricket, Female Football, Female Rugby, Football, Golf, Netball, Rugby League, Rugby Union and Table Tennis.
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THE ATHLETICS ACADEMY

The Athletics Academy is now recruiting student-athletes for the 2017 academic year. Apply online here.

 

All candidates for the Athletics Academy must be on a full-time course at SGS College and be over 16 from the start date of their chosen course.

 

The Athletics Academy has grown from strength to strength since it was founded in 2010.

 

 

 

Healthy Competitive Environment

 

There are currently 25 student athletes in the academy, which prides itself on developing competitors from beginners up to national and international standards across all track and field events under the tutelage of Head of Academy, Andrea Garcia-Lock and Assistant Athletics Coach Joy Bray.

 

For prospective students, having a high level of commitment to the athletics academy is expected from all the coaches.

 

All student athletes are brought together in a team environment and students bond and reach higher levels through in-house competition and having access to high-level coaching across all track and field disciplines.

 

The Athletics Academy allows students to reach optimum performance levels through a full-time training programme that combines track sessions with a fully personalised training programmes that is specifically tailored for each student.

 

Academy students are rostered to supervised gym sessions so they can complete a full personalised strength and conditioning programme. There is also onsite access to physiotherapists which helps in the avoidance of injuries.

 

Student athletes get regular workshops on psychology, nutrition, goal-setting and dealing with performance anxiety. They also regularly get master workshop coaching for specific events and we also provide access to club training nights hosted at SGS twice a week.

 

 

Facilities

 

We have Grade A track and field facilities at WISE campus where we proudly hosted the Kenyan Olympic and Paralympic training camps before the London Olympics in 2012.

 

We boast an eight-lane floodlit competition track that is equipped with double long jump pits.

 

Additionally, we have a state-of-the-art gymnasium, weights room and human performance laboratory in addition to an indoor 3G AstroTurf training facility and a sports halls for classes. We also have a hammer, discus and shot putt cage, a double ended javelin and pole vault area.

 

The Athletics Academy sports include the long jump, triple jump, high jump, pole vault, hammer , javelin , shot-putt, discus, hurdling, sprints from 60m to 400 m, middle distance running from 800 to 1500 and long distance races including 3000, 5000 and 10,000m in addition to cross country during the winter season.

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Student Athletes in Athletics Academy

20

American Scholarships

3

Semi-Pro Careers

3

Student of the Year

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