Youth Academy

The Gloucester AC Academy is for individuals age 7 and/or in School Year 3 up to age 16 and/or in School Year 11.


The group trains as follows (term time only):


Monday - 4:30pm to 5:30pm - years 3 to 5

Monday - 5:30pm to 7:00pm - years 6&7

Monday - 6:30pm to 8:00pm - years 8 and up

Friday - 4:30pm to 6:00pm - years 6 and up


All training is outdoor at the Blackbridge Jubilee Athletic Track


Athletes train in all track and field events; we focus on building excellent technique for long term development and progression. We work on conditioning, motor skills, mobility, and movement patterns. We aim to build a quality athlete who can specialise in an event at their appropriate time.


The Youth Academy coaches are skilled in various areas with significant experience. The following coach with the academy – Matt Holloway, Justin Smith, Helen Hoy, Aaron Bennett, Steve Millward, Andy Wilson, Hannah Bennett, Josh Robinson, Joel Townley. We have other coaches who come in and help plus we are always looking for new people who are interested in getting involved.


The cost for 1 hour is £2.50 a session plus the track fee of £2 and 1 ½ hours is £3 a session plus the track fee of £2 (the track fee is £2 for Gloucester AC members, non-members rate is £4). The £2.50 or £3 goes towards the coaching and the administration of the academy. Payment is required for half a term in advance for all the sessions and is non-refundable. We do not offer 1 session trials.


If you’re interested in starting with the youth academy, please email