National Academy

The National Academy is a two-year education programme for developing track and field athletes which aims to develop the knowledge, skills and competencies that will be essential in helping them achieve the overall outcomes of the programme.

The Academy was set up in 2013 to better support and direct young athletes, their coaches and parents as they progress towards senior status. We feel that, when partnered with hard work and dedication, the opportunities, support and guidance offered will help prepare the athlete ‘teams’ for the challenges ahead – ultimately assisting them to fulfil their performance potential in the sport as seniors.

Downloadable National Academy Brochure

The aims of the National Academy are:

  • Improved retention rate of our best age group athletes into the Senior ranks
  • Increased representation on GB U18, U20 and U23 teams en route to CWG Gold Coast 2018 and beyond
  • Increased representation on GB Senior teams and GB Performance Programme
  • Greater number of young athletes on CWG 2022 team and beyond
  • More medals at CWG Gold Coast 2022 and beyond

The benefits of the programme include:

  • Coach education opportunities
  • Athlete education opportunities
  • Parent education opportunities
  • Subsidised event specific competition opportunity
  • Physiotherapy/functional movement screening support
  • Subsidised training camp opportunity
  • Physiotherapy support

Members of the National Academy from October 2017 are listed below along with a table outlining the consideration standards for each event group:

Year One athletes will be announced in coming weeks.

Multi Events

Consideration Standards (Power of 10 UK10 targets for U17s)

EventU17 MenU17 Women
Heptathlonn/a4650
Octathlon4850n/a

Athletes & Coaches

YearAthleteClubPower of 10CoachPower of 10
OneMathew ChandlerCentral ACProfileIain McEwanProfile
TwoHoward BellEdinburgh ACProfileIain McEwanProfile
TwoScott ConnalWhitemoss AACProfileIain McEwanProfile
TwoHolly McArthurWhitemoss AACProfileIain McEwanProfile
TwoJoel McFarlaneArbroath & District ACProfileIan McFarlane

Endurance

Consideration Standards (Power of 10 UK10 targets for U17s)

EventU17 MenU17 Women
8001:54.002:09.00
15003:55.004:28.00
30008:36.009:50.00
1500 SC4:28.005:05.00

Athletes & Coaches

YearAthleteClubPower of 10CoachPower of 10
OneNaomi LangAberdeen AACProfileAndrew FergusonProfile
OneSeumas MackayShetland AACProfileDavid WagstaffProfile
OneLewis PentecostFalkirk VHProfileJohn PentecostProfile
OneCameron WrightKilbarchan AACProfileRobert HawkinsProfile
TwoAdam ScottFife ACProfileSteve DoigProfile
TwoJemma ReekieKilbarchan AACProfileAndy YoungProfile
TwoAnnabel SimpsonFife ACProfileSteve DoigProfile
TwoErin WallaceGiffnock North AACProfileDudley WalkerProfile

Sprints and Hurdles

Consideration Standards (Power of 10 UK10 targets for U17s)

EventU17 MenU17 Women
10010.8012.00
20021.8524.50
300n/a39.6
40049.10n/a
80Hn/a11.50
100H13.30n/a
300Hn/a44.00

Athletes & Coaches

YearAthleteClubPower of 10CoachPower of 10
OneAdam ClaytonGiffnock North AACProfileRyan McAllisterProfile
OneFraser AngusKilmarnock Harriers AACProfileDonald McIntoshProfile
TwoLewis BrownCumbernauld AACProfileStephen WallaceProfile
TwoNathan FleetwoodLaw & District ACProfileEddie KellyProfile
TwoJade HenryVictoria Park City of GlasgowProfileChris BaillieProfile

Throws

Consideration Standards (Power of 10 UK10 targets for U17s)

EventU17 MenU17 Women
Shot15.0013.80
Discus48.0040.00
Hammer60.0056.00
Javelin59.0043.00

Athletes & Coaches

YearAthleteClubPower of 10CoachPower of 10
OneKirsty CostelloKilbarchan AACProfileJim GreenProfile
TwoAdam BoyleVictoria Park City of GlasgowProfileKaren CostelloProfile
TwoAndrew CostelloKilbarchan AACProfileChris BennettProfile
TwoPaddy DunneInverness Harriers AACProfileKaren CostelloProfile
TwoEmma RaePitreavie AACProfileColin McCullochProfile

Jumps

Consideration Standards (Power of 10 UK10 targets for U17s)

EventU17 MenU17 Women
High Jump2.001.73
Pole Vault4.203.60
Long Jump6.805.75
Triple Jump13.8011.50

Athletes & Coaches

YearAthleteClubPower of 10CoachPower of 10
OneRobbie FarquharAberdeen AACProfileKenny LyonProfile
OneStephen MacKenzieInverness Harriers AACProfileDianne MackenzieProfile
TwoCalum HendersonEdinburgh ACProfileJohn ScottProfile
TwoAidan QuinnGlasgow School of SportProfileDavid WatsonProfile
TwoAlessandro ScheniniGiffnock North AACProfileDavid Watson/ Ryan McAllisterProfile 1
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