ATHLETICS

OAKLANDS WOLVES ATHLETICS ACADEMY

CREATING & DEVELOPING TOP ATHLETES

ABOUT

The Oaklands Wolves Athletics Academy is committed to creating top athletes and introducing future champions in athletics. The Academy provides a unique opportunity to both high level athletes and also those who are aspiring towards success.

The Academy provides a complete athletic programme designed for each individual’s skillset, aimed at developing you into the best athlete you want to be.

The Athletics Academy categorises athletes into the one of the following working groups; PODIUM & P10 GROUP, PEFORMANCE GROUP OR POTENTIAL GROUP.

PODIUM & P10...

Athletes placed in our Podium team will generally have achieved a top 15 Power of 10 ranking, competed at English Schools or achieved the times outlined in the Athlete Selection Criteria below.

All rankings and times are based on the season of the year of enrolment.

Athletes who have been through this level on our structure have achieved International Representation and World Medals.

PERFORMANCE...

Athletes placed in our Performance team will have generally achieved a top 50 Power of 10 ranking, competed at English Schools or achieved the times outlined in the Athlete Selection Criteria below. 

All rankings and times are based on the season of the year of enrolment.

Athletes who have progressed through this level have developed and progressed to achieve International Representation.

POTENTIAL...

Athletes placed in our Potential team will have generally had some experience of athletics and have competed before, however newcomers are welcome.

Advancements in ability are continually assessed allowing for progression as required.

COURSES

Athletes can study almost any of the courses available at Oaklands College. Please note, choices may be limited due to timetabling and training commitments.

We operate a unique three tier system to allow athletes to get the best out of every session in a competitive environment:

  1. SPORT COURSES – find more on the Oaklands College website
  2. BUSINESS COURSES – find more on the Oaklands College website
  3. FOUNDATION DEGREE – find more on the Oaklands College website
ACADEMY BOOKLET

COACHES 

Meet our coaches…

andrew nicholletos

ANDREW NICHOLETTOS, COACH, ATHLETICS ACADEMY

Hi, my name is Andrew Nicholettos. I am an osteopath, with additional qualifications in sport medicine, strength and conditioning and clinical exercise prescription. I have worked as an osteopath for 9 years in private and NHS settings, and have worked as an extended scope practitioner where I specialised in the management of persistent shoulder, spine and knee pain. 

I have worked in a number of elite sports settings; more recently I have focussed my attention on athletics. My aim is to provide athletes with a thorough injury management and prevention plan, that is well reasoned, supported by mature science, and understood by the wider athletic community.

daire curran

DAIRE CURRAN, PHYSIOTHERAPIST & COACH, ATHLETICS ACADEMY

My name is Daire Curran. I’m a physiotherapist and coach. I have been working in elite sport for 5 years, mostly with American football and track and field.

I work in athletics because the margins are slim, the lights are bright and there’s nowhere to hide. I want to help any athlete who steps into the light in any way I can.

jake awe

JAKE AWE, SPRINTS & TECHNICAL EVENTS COACH, ATHLETICS ACADEMY

My name is Jake Awe and I am a Sprints and Technical Event coach. I have been coaching for 6 years at levels varying from club to international, featuring Great Britain Representatives, English Schools champions and National medallists across a range of events.

My mission is to give every athlete the chance to achieve their full potential, no matter what the level or experience.

stewart challis

STEWART CHALLIS, COACH, ATHLETICS ACADEMY

Hi, my name is Stewart Challis. I am an athletics coach with 5 years experience coaching elite level athletes. Afer working in Bath with an eliet group I decided to start my own group in Windsor. 

I have since coached sprinters to respresent Great Britain and young athletes to English Schools level, alongside working with team sports athletes competing internationally.

Through my coaching I strive to help athletes achieve their goals through educating and guiding them through the sport.

TEAMS

As our Athletics Academy is an individual sport, our athletes have the opportunity to compete at National Athletics Championships and much more.

CONTACT

RYAN FRECKLETON
HEAD OF ATHLETICS

01727 737005
ryan.freckleton@oaklands.ac.uk