Set out below are the main summer and winter training sessions available to our members.
A charge will be made at some of these sessions for the use of track or training facilities.

Multi Events Training
Sprint / Hurdles Training
Middle Distance / Endurance / Road / Cross Country
Pole Vault


Age Fundamental Academy (school yrs 4 and 5),
Foundation Academy (school yrs 5+),
Coach Fundamental: Mark Wharton, Nikki Purse
Foundation: Michelle Talent,
Contact Fundamental and Foundation Academy :
Training Days Fundamental and Foundation Academy:  Wednesday
Summer Training
(April – September)
Fundamentals : Southampton outdoor sports Centre : 6:00 – 7:30
Foundation : Southampton outdoor sports centre : 6:30 – 8:00
Winter Training
(October – March)
Fundamentals : Wyvern School : Indoor sports hall : 6:00 – 7:30
Foundation : Wyvern School : Outdoor on the J track : 6:00 – 7:30

Due to high demand we have a waiting list in operation for school years 4 to 8 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 necessary and for coaching you will be full trained though England Athletics. 


For further information see attached answers to commonly asked questions below
FAQ’s for Academy Membership: Southampton Athletic Academy FAQ’s

Multi Events Training

Age School year 7+
Coach Andy Fisher
Contact 07951 611658
Training Days Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays

Andy Fisher is a jumps and multi-event coach for those wanting to compete as a combined event athlete or jumps specialist.

Training is across all disciplins including cross training with a strong emphasis on jumps and power & speed.

Age All age groups
Coach Michael Coker
Contact 07494 541078
Training Days Wednesday, other training days by arrangement

All event disciplines covered (Sprints/ Hurdles, Middle Distance, Jumps, Throws)

Fareham Academy – Wednesdays 5.45- 7.30pm
Other training arrangements: Various venues / times, by arrangement with Michael Coker

Sprint / Hurdles Training

Sprints (U18s)

Age Under 18’s
wCoach Peter Wareing, Roger Sherliker, Lance Vinter
Contact email:
Training Days Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

Tuesday & Thursdays:
Summer – Southampton Sports Centre Track
Winter – Thornden School, Chandler’s Ford, 6:30 – 8:15pm
Sunday mornings all year: Southampton Sports Centre Block A, 10:30 – 12:00

Sprints, 400m and Hurdles

Please ring or email before coming to train for the first time as it may be difficult to easily accommodate new athletes who turn up unannounced on the night into sessions.

Age School Year 8 to senior
Coach Sara & Gary MacDonald Gray
Contact email:
07823 556017
Training Days Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Sprints- 400m & 800m

Age Under 17 & Senior
Coach Brian Fisher, Aaron Bennett
Contact email:,
Training days Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday

Mondays: Bartley Gym (Hills & Circuits) 6.15 to 8.30
Wednesdays & Thursdays Sports Centre (Sprint & Hurdle Drills) or Winchester Track (please check) 6.00 to 8.00pm
Saturdays: Various Venues on track at Southampton Sports Centre or Winchester track or in New Forest (Endurance) 10.00 to 12.00
Sundays: Copythorne Common 10.30 to 12.00

Middle Distance / Endurance / Road / Cross Country


Middle Distance & Steeplechase (800m-marathon, track/road/XC)

SAC endurance group  SAC endurance sand

Age U17, U20 and Seniors
Coach Jon Tilt, Tony Fern, Ray Needle, Peter Haynes
Contact email:
Training days Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday

Tuesdays: Track session: Southampton Sports Centre, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Thursdays: Hill or grass session: Southampton Sports Centre, 6.30 – 8.00pm
Saturday:: Track session: Southampton Sports Centre, 10.00 – 11.30am

Endurance / Road / Cross Country


Age Under 20 – senior
Coach Rod Lock
Contact 07810547017
Training days Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday

Tuesdays: Southampton Common / Southampton Sports Centre
Thursdays: Southampton Common / Southampton Sports Centre
Saturdays: Various
Other sessions by arrangement

The ‘Rod Squad’ are coached by UKA Level 4 & BMC Coach Roderick Lock.
For training group information click here

For the latest training session information please visit this facebook page:

Endurance / Road / Cross Country


Age Seniors
Coach Richie Pearson, assisted by Ian Richardson
Contact email:
Training days Tuesday & Thursday

Tuesdays: Wide Lane 6:30- 8pm. Intervals, threshold, & fartlek. On grass all year round.
Thursdays: Wide Lane, 6.30 – 8pm – on grass April – Oct, 7 – 8 mile road run/ hill Nov – March
Meeting location, free parking and showers available.

Middle Distance

Age U13 – U20
Coach Simon Lynch
Contact 07595767710
Training days Tuesdays & Thursdays

Tuesdays & Thursdays: Southampton Sports Centre, 6:10 – 7:30pm

Endurance / Road / Cross Country

Age All Age Groups
Coach Mirella Spalluto and Jon Ward
Contact 07890 705576
Training days Tuesday & Thursday

Tuesdays & Thursdays: Southampton Sports Centre, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Sunday Mornings: 9-20 miles long runs



Endurance / Road / Cross Country

Age Seniors
Coach No coach, social run
Contact email:
Training days Thursday

Thursdays: Itchen College Sports Hall reception at 7.00pm for 7.10pm start
Beginners to advanced runners are welcome. Distances to suit beginners but can be 6 – 8 miles. Road or cross country depending on time of year and weather conditions.  Free parking, showers and bar available at Itchen College.


Age All Age Groups
Coach Bill Bushnell, Dave Callaway
Contact 023 8046 2917
Training days Tuesday & Thursday

Mondays: Terry Morris Gym, 6:00 – 7:00pm (Dave Callaway)
Summer – Southampton Sports Centre Track, 5.30pm – 8.00pm,
Winter – Mountbatten School, Romsey, 7:00 – 8:30pm

Wednesdays: Terry Morris Gym, 6:00 – 7:00pm (Dave Callaway)
Thursdays: Southampton Sports Centre, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Saturdays: Oasis Sportshall, 12 noon to 1.30pm SHOT -£2 per session (from 10th November 2012)




Age U15 to Senior
Coach Tracey Jones and Matt Watson
Contact /
Training days Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (summer only)

Tuesdays   17:30 – 1930 Cantell School, Violet Rd, SO16 3GC, Speed and conditioning with a jumps focus
Thursdays  18:00 – 1930 Sports Centre for Stride development and take-off/ landing dynamics

Tuesday     18:00 – 20.00, Long Jump, Triple Jump all ages

Thursday    18:00 – 20:00 Speed and conditioning with a jumps focus

Saturday     9.30 – 10.30, High Jump for all ages from foundation to senior (summer only)

Please note:

  • The session plan will vary depending on weather conditions and competition preparation and recovery.
  • Information regarding the session is posted on the group facebook page or emailed
  • If you wish to join one or more of the groups you MUST email 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

Pole vault

Training days/times to be confirmed scheduled to start May 2017 with Sam Bass-Cooper (