Belgium

 Antwerp 19th-21st August 2016

Places are now available for athletes in the South West – Wales an other parts of the UK to come to the 52nd Anniversary Antwerp Flanders Cup meeting. We leave early on Friday the 19th August from Exeter and pick up along M5, M4 M25 to Dover and return on Sunday 21st with the competition on the Saturday. Its a great event – for more details contact Sonya 07745 616852.

We have also kept the costs the same this year:

The cost is £240 for competing athletes and £230 for coaches and parents. The price includes coach, ferry, hotel (shared room of  4 – extra if single or twins required) and entry fee and tour T-shirt. This entry fee will go up after 1st July  to £250. Cancellation up to this date will retain full discount, after this date only 50% refund will apply. Discouts will also be available to athletes attending the SWAG event in May*

We welcome coaches, officials and parents at this event to come and support the team.

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To enter click here and see booking section

Women : 100m – 200m – 400m – 800m – 1500m- 3000 s/chase – 100H – 400H- High Jump – Long Jump – Pole Vault – Javelin, Shot

Men :  100m – 200m – 400m – 800m – 1500m  – 3000 s/chase– 5000m –  110H – 400H – High Jump – Long Jump – Pole Vault – Javelin – Discus – Shot

There is also 100m wheelchair race(s) and 400m wheelchair race(s) this year!

Events are limited – see above and all weights and events are seniors. Please ensure you list which events you would like to take part in in the comments section – thanks

 Antwerp 21-23rd August 2015

Once again we took  a team from the South West again to the 51st Anniversary Antwerp Flanders Cup meeting.

We had an amasing weekend once again and there were some great performances from atheltes not only from the South West but atheltes fron Reading and Wales too. We are now planning to see if there is an indoor fixture we can attend  this winter so watch this space.

 

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Pre event information:

We leave Exeter Friday 21st August 2015, compete on 22nd August(afternoon and evening) and return on the Sunday 23rd August 2015.

The cost is £240 for competing athletes and £230 for coaches and parents. The price includes coach, ferry, hotel (shared room of  4 – extra if single or twins required) and entry fee and tour T-shirt. This entry fee will go up after 1st July 2015 to £260. Cancellation up to this date will retain full discount, after this date only 50% refund will apply.

We welcome coaches, officials and parents at this event to come and support the team.

Please ensure you fill in a booking for for each individual

Women : 100m – 200m – 400m – 800m – 1500m- 3000 s/chase – 100H – 400H- High Jump – Long Jump – Pole Vault – Javelin, Shot, Discus

Men :  100m – 200m – 400m – 800m – 1500m  – 3000 s/chase– 5000m –  110H – 400H – High Jump – Long Jump – Pole Vault – Javelin – Discus – Shot

There is also 100m wheelchair race(s) and 400m wheelchair race(s) this year!

Events are limited – see above and all weights and events are seniors. Please ensure you list which events you would like to take part in in the comments section – thanks

Spaces are open to those who have reached the top 8 in the sw rankings for this year in the under 20 and senior age groups or have achieved the standards to enter the sw champs in previous years. Some Under 17s will be considered but you need to speak to Sonya first .

QUOTES FROM ATHLETES FROM PREVIOUS BELGIUM TRIPS

Belgium was amazing! A great new experience and I had a lovely time, enjoyed every moment with everyone. Thanks to the team and Sonya. Jade – sprinter

Really well organised trip, great competition – excellent standard competition. Fantastic experience for athletes, enjoyed opportunity to see other coaches working with athletes and to work briefly with athletes on the trip. Recommend this trip to other coaches and athletes. Stephen – high jump

An excellent initiative to provide athletes a unique international experience and the opportunity to mingle and compete with 1st class talent can be incredibly valuable. SWAAs dedication and methodology to take our athletes to their next level. It was fun. Lewis – sprinter and triple jumper

SW TEAM PERFORMS IN BELGIUM

A successful team of track and field athletes from the south west have just returned from competing at the International Antwerp Athletics Gala in Belgium. This Flanders Cup competition in its 50th year was attended by a host of international athletes and a development team of talented young south west athletes.

Many of these regional standard athletes have already competed at national level at the English Schools championships and are hoping to compete at senior level and found the whole experience hugely inspiring.

Sonya Ellis of South West Athletics Academy and organiser of the trip said “ the purpose of this trip is to give talented athletes the opportunity to compete on the international stage prior to the pressure of being selected at GB level. This experience motivates them to focus on their training and helps with their ambitions to compete at a national level. The team ethos is very strong and we all support each other.”

This successful trip to Belgium has been a regular event over the last 15 years with many of those going subsequently representing their country at international competitions such as the Commonwealth Games and the European Championships.

Katie Olding of Exeter who competed in the 800m said” ….competing at an international level was a really good opportunity and very different to anything I have experienced before. Overall the tour was amazing” This was echoed by Ben Gibb of Yeovil Olympiads, competing in Javelin and 100m, who also said” it was a great chance for people to learn how to compete out of their comfort zone.”

There are already plans to take a south west team to an international indoor competition over the winter to repeat the success of this tour. If you would like to sponsor such events or other South West Athletics Academy events please contact Sonya Ellis on 07745 616852 or on info@sw-athletics-academy.co.uk

For all the results from this year’s trip please click Belgium results 2014

For all information about the Belgium Trip please click HERE