Set out in the table below are the main training sessions available to our members.

EventsCoachTraining daysAge rangeContact
Multi-eventsMichael CokerMonday, Wednesday, Thursday,
Multi-events, JumpsAndy FisherMonday, Wednesday, SaturdaySchool Year
SprintsPeter Wareing, Lance Vinter, Gemma SaintTuesday, Thursday, SundayUnder
Sprints, HurdlesSara MacDonald Gray, Gary MacDonald Gray, Katy Odell, Penny Davis
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday or SundayU15 to,
All - Fundamental AcademyMark Wharton, Nikki PurseWednesdaySchool Years 4 and
All - Foundation AcademyMichelle TalentWednesdaySchool Year
EnduranceRod LockTuesday, Thursday, Saturday
U20 to
400m, 800mBrian Fisher, Aaron BennettMonday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, SundayU17 to,
EnduranceMirella Spalluto, Jon WardTuesday, Thursday,
Pole VaultSam Bass-CooperTuesday, ThursdayU15 to
Middle Distance, Endurance James Mann, Steve PhillipsTuesday, Thursday, SaturdayU11 to,
Middle Distance, Endurance Jon Tilt, Peter Haynes, Noel O'Dowd, Tony FernTuesday, Thursday,
JumpsTracey JonesTuesday, Thursday, SaturdayU15 to
Multi-events, JumpsMatt WatsonTuesday, Thursday, SaturdayU17 to
EnduranceRichie Pearson, Ian RichardsonTuesday,
ThrowsDave Callaway, Debbie CallawayMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,
Middle DistanceSimon LynchTuesday, ThursdayU13 to
EnduranceNot Applicable - social run, no

Please note the following:

  • The majority of training sessions take place at Southampton Sports Centre. However, some groups meet at alternative venues around the city and surrounding area. Please contact the coach for location details.
  • Session times and training venues may vary depending on the season.
  • If you wish to join one or more of the groups you MUST email the relevant coach first. New members may not be able join in on the night if advance notice has not been given.
  • There is a limit to the number of athletes that can be coached and priority will be given to regular attenders.

Further details – Academy

Due to high demand we have a waiting list in operation to train with our academy on a Wednesday evening. If your child is in Year 4 to 8 and they wish to join the academy please contact When applying to join the waiting list please include date of birth and September school year for the child.

NOTE: The athletics club is run by volunteers and we are always looking for more. Your child will be able to join immediately if you are able to help the academy on a regular basis. No experience is necessary and for coaching you will be fully trained though England Athletics. 

For further information, see answers to frequently asked questions regarding Academy Membership here: Southampton Athletic Academy FAQs