If you live, breathe and sleep athletics, then we’re the college for you. 

You can study any of our full time school leaver programmes in sport or any other subject, including A Levels and become a member of our Athletics Academy. 

You’ll develop the knowledge and expertise you need to go on to university or straight into work or an apprenticeship and gain a nationally recognised qualification whilst training and competing every week to develop your athletics skills.

  • Jordan Beavers – North Eastern 60m, 100m & Long Jump Champion – Working as a Sprints & Jumps coach.
  • Reece Slater – Great North 5k Winner. Awarded a $50,000 scholarship to Palm Beach Atlantic University in the USA. (Studying Exercise Science B.S.)
  • Ellie O’Halloran – UK School Games Shot Putt Champion – Studying Sports Coaching at Sunderland University and accepted on their Elite Athlete Programme.
  • Charlie Myers (Pole Vault) - National Champion, North East Champion, Scottish Champion, English Schools National Champion, represented Great Britain at the European Junior Championships & World Junior Championships
  • Yasmin Othman (Javelin) - North East Champion 2016
  • Olivia Bateman (Endurance Runner) - North East Cross Country Champion, 12th English Schools Cross Country Championships 2016
  • Adam Graham (Shot Putt) - selected to represent England in indoor & outdoor shot putt
Getting the opportunity to train while I was studying towards my BTEC was perfect for me. I got top quality coaching and a training programme that was tailored just for me.
Charlie Myers, now studying Sport Science at Northumbria University

Athletics Academy Coach

Chris Warnock

With over 20 years of experience, Chris is a Level 3 athletics coach, a Level 3 United Kingdom Athletics (UKA) strength and conditioning coach and an England Athletics Lead Tutor.

Chris has vast experience in coaching full athletics programmes and has coached a host of athletes in sprints, hurdles, middle distance track, jumps and throws, multi events and cross country at both county level and the North Eastern Championships. As a junior athlete, Chris represented the county in multi events and the 400m.