THE ACADEMY PROGRAMME (16-18)

FMG Project runs a FREE Academy Programme for young people aged 16-18 (school years 12 and 13) to learn, grow and achieve through fitness. The Academy Programme is a 10-week gym-based coaching programme combining expert strength and conditioning training, coaching around mindsets and motivation, as well as educational content about exercise, nutrition and our health and wellbeing. We are proud to announce that this course is also now CPD accredited, under the name ‘Coaching Fundamentals’, meaning that young people can put it on their personal statements or CVs in the future.

The programme runs on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30-7pm, where Academy athletes can gain access to high-quality coaching, as well as first-class facilities. The programme is designed to equip and empower young people, whilst also providing new experiences and opportunities, so that they are more able to deal with the challenges in their lives and develop life and social skills such as communication, leadership and commitment.

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of participants now feel more confident and motivated as a result of taking part in the programme.

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of parents feel that their child is more resilient and confident after taking part.

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of participants feel that their teamwork, communication and attitude have improved over the course of the programme.

Our programmes provides a team-like atmosphere where young people feel safe and encouraged, whilst also challenging them to achieve more than they initially thought was possible. Towards the end of the programme, the trainees learn and practice coaching skills, and also have the opportunity to connect with or join local sports clubs, in order to create long-term development that goes on beyond our 10-week programme.

Our next programme will start in September 2022, with taster sessions in August. If you, or someone you know, would like to try a taster session or join the programme, then click on the button below to register your interest. Please note that, unfortunately, we cannot guarantee you a space on our next programme just because you register your interest. If you have any questions about the programme, then please get in touch!

THE Foundation PROGRAMME (14-16)

The Foundation Programme is our brand new, free 10-week programme for 14-16 year olds (school years 10 and 11), teaching them the basics of gym-based strength and conditioning training. We aim to support local young people who are experiencing barriers to participation in sport and exercise, helping them to build resilience and giving them access to high-quality facilities and coaching. The sessions run weekly from 4:30-5:30pm on Monday and Wednesday evenings.

As part of the programme, we provide each young person with two gym sessions per week, as well as weekly 1-1 coaching and mentoring support. This opens up a safe space for them to talk openly and be listened to, helping them to navigate challenges in their life, become more self-aware and improve their attitude and communication skills, both inside and outside of the gym. 

Once they have completed the programme, athletes that show a positive attitude and willingness to learn, will be invited to join our Academy Programme (see above) when they turn 16 or join year 12. They will also get access to our open gym sessions on a Friday from 4-6pm to continue their development and meet and train with other young people who have finished our programmes.

Our next programme will start in September 2022, with taster sessions in August. If your child, or someone you know, might be interested in joining the programme or attend a taster session, click on the button below and, if you have any questions, then please get in touch! Please note that just because you register your interest, it does not guarantee you a space on the programme.

 

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MEET THE COACHES

SAM CROCKER-GREEN

Sam is a former international handball player, qualified fitness instructor and coach, and has worked with all ages and abilities, from complete beginners to professional athletes. He has a passion for coaching, particularly to help people reach their full potential through improving self-confidence and belief, and has found that exercise is one of the best and most enjoyable ways to do this! 

SASKIA WESTGATE

Saskia has been in the fitness industry for nearly 10 years, starting off as a fitness instructor on the gym floor, before becoming a self-employed personal trainer and then moving into gym management. She has now stepped away from management to follow her passion of coaching 1-2-1 and in a group environment. Saskia  aims to help you find what you love in the gym and show you what your mind and body is capable of achieving.