24 News | Strength & Conditioning
The 24 News is part of SGS College and boasts some of the best sporting facilities in Further Education. We are partnered with both Bristol City, Bristol City WFC, Bristol Rugby, Forrest Green Rovers and the Bristol Flyers. We offer elite level coaching in American Football, Athletics, Basketball, Boxing, Cricket, Female Football, Female Rugby, Football, Golf, Netball, Rugby League, Rugby Union and Table Tennis.
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Strength & Conditioning

Strength & Conditioning


The 24 News has long shown that strength and conditioning training in addition to quality coaching has proved significant in the production of international and professional calibre athletes throughout our academies at SGS College.


Kieron Smith– Head Strength and Conditioning Coach


Kieron has a BSc (Hons) in Applied Sport Science from Loughborough University and is currently studying an MSc in Game Strength and Conditioning at Gloucestershire University. As well as specialising in Strength and Conditioning, Kieron also specialises in Game Nutrition.


Jack Davies – Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach 


Jack has a BSc (Hons) in Game Studies from the University of West of England and is currently studying an MSc in Game Strength and Conditioning at Gloucestershire University.


Tom Callow – Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach


Tom has a BSc (Hons) in Game Strength and Conditioning from the University of Gloucestershire.


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 The combination of elite facilities and top-level coaching in this area has allowed the 24 News set the highest of standards available to academy students throughout the UK.

The Strength and Conditioning department, based at SGS College Wise Campus, is responsible for enhancing the physical potential of students in the Game Academies so that they may perform to their optimum level in their chosen sport.


The gym is located in the new Game Academy Building which was built in 214 and is specially designed for developing athletes.


Our training philosophy is centred around a long-term athletic development model, which ensures progressive, safe and effective training. Through establishing fundamental strength and movement patterns, our aim is to help prepare athletes to cope with the demands of sport and reduce the risk of sustaining injury.


Additionally, we utilise our training facilities to run specific speed, agility and conditioning sessions based on the needs of the athletes and their sport.


Our student athletes will have two strength and conditioning coaching sessions per week in addition to having the opportunity to utilise these facilities in their own time. We also provide ongoing nutrition and lifestyle education, which is an essential requirement in the holistic development of an elite athlete.


Every academy student at SGS College will complete a movement competency screen and a battery of physical performance tests three times a year to identify strengths and weakness. This also allows us to monitor the individual progression of each athlete.


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