West Midlands West Midlands Regional Academy

West Midlands

Creating Triathlon opportunities for everyone across the West Midlands

West Midlands Regional Academy

The West Midlands Region has re-established a Regional Academy to develop young athletes from local and regional programmes to become national and internationally recognised athletes in union with the BTF National Development Strategy.

In addition to Academy days, athletes  benefit from continuous monitoring by a team of dedicated coaches. We're delighted to announce the appointment of Level 3 Triathlon Coach Steve Lloyd to the position of Regional Head Coach.  He is supported by Andy Teagle.

The Academy  helps talented athletes in the West Midlands to build on their potential and give them opportunities to experience top quality coaching from inside and outside the sport with a view to producing athletes capable of being accepted on to the World Class Programme.  Through nurturing these young athletes they are all given the opportunity to reach their potential and be the best they are capable of and to be proud to be a part of the West Midlands Regional Academy.

Steve  has been involved in sport and coaching for over a number of years and runs his own Triathlon Coaching business. Steve  Head Coach and Chairman for Nottingham and Worcester based Absolute Triathlon Club.

The Academy athletes are drawn from the six counties of the West Midlands, comprising Birmingham, Black Country, Greater Warwickshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Worcester & Hereford, and will be fully complemented by the quality coaching provided by their Club Coaches within the West Midlands clubs. The Academy is also supported by a very effective and active committee currently chaired by  Rosa Teagle.

 

Academy Athletes

Trials were held at several Talent ID days and the Academy now has a core squad of 13 athletes aged between 13 and 18 years who each attained the required standard:

Gregor Kelling
Catlin Roper
Bethan Hinett
Rhys James
Joel Roura
Connor Bentley
Kelton Aldridge
Jessica Humphreys
Molly Shermer
Megan McDonald
Nixie Turner
Casserina  Ferreira
Zoe Brinkley
Charlie Rimmer
Matt Griffiths

Several other athletes were identified with the potential to join the Academy and these will be invited to attend some of the sessions. There will be Academy sessions during year and all athletes on the programme will benefit from coaching across all 3 disciplines plus sessions covering strength and conditioning, nutrition, bike fit and maintenance to name but a few. 
Membership of the Academy is continuous, not annual and any athlete not yet in the Academy who can reach the required standard is able to join at any stage. The most likely route into the Academy is through the clubs and Club Coaches but if you require more information about the Academy, or wish to discuss selection, please contact Steve Lloyd 
 

 

 

 

 

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