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Lets build Winchesters Olympic legacy!

A Guide to Winchesters Community Sports Clubs

Introduction................................................................................................................. 5

Winchester and District Athletics Club (WADAC)...................................................... 6

Winchester City Basketball Club (WCBC). ................................................................. 7

Winchester City Flyers FC (WCFFC)........................................................................... 8

Treasure Gymnastics. .................................................................................................. 9 Winchester Gymnastics Club (WGC). ...................................................................... 10

Winchester Hockey Club (WHC).............................................................................. 11

Squall Netball Club.................................................................................................... 12 Swan Centre Netball Club. ........................................................................................ 12 Weston Park Blades Netball Club.............................................................................. 13 Winchester Netball Club (WNC).............................................................................. 14

Winchester City Penguins Swimming Club (WCPSC)............................................... 15

Southampton Triathlon Club..................................................................................... 16 Tri Team Wessex......................................................................................................... 17

University of Winchester SU
Team Winchester....................................................................................................... 18

Lets build Winchesters Olympic legacy!

London 2012 gave a great boost to sport in the UK. It showcased Olympic and Paralympic talent, of course, but it also encouraged everyone to get active. As we approach the first anniversary of London 2012, we remain determined to sustain the momentum and build a lasting Olympic and Paralympic legacy here in Winchester and community sports clubs are key! In the City of Winchester and its surrounds, we are fortunate to have many fantastic sports clubs. Some have been part of our community for over a century. Others have been established more recently, to meet the ever increasing demand for high quality sports and recreational provision in Winchester. Community sports clubs offer excellent teaching and coaching at affordable prices, thanks in part to their strong volunteer base. They have good links into their communities, and bring together people from a range of social and cultural backgrounds. Many sports clubs have a vibrant social side, too! Through their activities, community sports clubs deliver the Olympic and Paralypmic legacy by improving peoples health and well-being, identifying and developing sporting talent, and promoting social cohesion and a sense of belonging. Several clubs in the Winchester Fit for the Future network ( have put together case studies for this Guide to Winchesters Community Sports Clubs. The case studies are grouped by sport, with a multi-sport entry for University of Winchester SU at the end of the guide. I hope this guide gives you a sense of whats on offer locally and helps you get involved whether you wish to try a new sport, improve your skills, join a new team, volunteer, or coach. However, the guide is a taster, not a comprehensive directory. It focuses on sports provision in the City of Winchester and its immediate environs. If you are looking for a club or sport that isnt featured in the guide, or for provision elsewhere in Hampshire, you will find the Sport Hampshire and Isle of Wight database a helpful resource. You can access it online at My sincere thanks go to all the clubs that took time to draft case studies for this guide, and to Liz Livingston of Park Corner Design in Winchester for her fantastic work on brochure design and layout. We are also grateful to Twenty17 for sponsoring the printing of this Guide. Based in Winchester, Twenty17 offers inspirational talks to schools and colleges, and professional development services to teachers and coaches. A true community effort! Emma Back Winchester Fit for the Future July 2013

Winchester and District Athletics Club

Club History
WADAC was formed in 1976 with a handful of members. By the mid-1980s there were around 100 members training in various locations around the District, but relatively few juniors. In 2009, following a joint project between the University of Winchester, Winchester City Council and WADAC, the club finally had a home and a track to train on at the new Winchester Sports Stadium in Bar End. This was a catalyst for the Junior section of the club, which quickly grew, and with the increase in numbers WADAC was able to compete on a higher stage gaining promotion to the Premier division of the National Junior League. London 2012 gave a further boost to club membership across the board, including the growing Masters section, with some veteran athletes competing in International events.

About us
Membership: 750 (half of which are U18s)  ffiliated to: A UK Athletics (UKA); England Athletics; British Triathlon  ffering: O Beginner to International level Track and Field Athletics coaching and competition, Sportshall (indoor athletics), Road Running, Cross-Country running (Junior, Senior and Masters) Operating from: Winchester Sports Stadium, Bar End Website: @WADACrunning Winchester and District AC Contact: Steve Oliver


The club has grown in all areas junior, senior and masters and each week caters for its 700+ members in a variety of locations (the track at Bar End, school sports halls and gymnasia). An increasing number of field event athletes also travel up to Lea Valley to use indoor facilities for winter training. Beginners running courses are proving to be very popular, with over 100 new joiners in the past year taking their first running steps! Our volunteer database continues to grow and WADAC now hosts regular coaching and officiating courses for the region. The club has recently affiliated to British Triathlon due to some members being involved in the 3 disciplines of swimming, cycling and running. Our most recent GB International, Louise Damen, narrowly missed out on an Olympic place in the London 2012 marathon but is targeting the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Community Provision The club is open to all members of the community from 8 years upwards for training and competition, and welcomes volunteers of all ages for various roles, from officiating and coaching to cake-baking for events. Following the 2012 Olympics, WADAC launched its Inspired poster campaign to encourage people to engage with the club as coaches and officials. Recognising that beginner runners could be a little put off by a large club, we have a welcome co-ordinator who is the contact point for adults with little or no running experience. This initiative has proved very successful and some of the beginners now regularly take part in the popular free Parkrun events. Winchester is also scheduled to have its very own Parkrun starting in early 2013 ( WADAC has a long history of organising community events. These include the Inter Schools cross-country at Sparsholt College, a catalyst for primary schools cross-country clubs that WADAC members lead. Each year WADAC hosts the first Hampshire League cross-country race at Farley Mount attended by clubs from all over Hampshire. Other past community events include the Corporate Relay, Mayors Race, and the 2012 Track2Track Relay from the Olympic Park to Winchesters athletics track, which showcased the Winchester Fit for the Future campaign for a new multi-sport centre.

Winchester City Basketball Club

Club History
The club started out with one mens team, the Winchester Warriors. In 2006, the Warriors joined the Solent Area Basketball Association (SABA) in Division 3. In their first season they were crowned champions with a record of 13 wins and 3 losses, which also earned them promotion to Division 2 for the 2007/08 season. The club expanded over subsequent years, adding more mens teams, a ladies team and junior boys sides, all of which have been successful both in the Solent Association and Wessex Association. Club teams have won Solent division 3 twice, finished runners up in division 2 and last year they won the Solent Senior Cup beating the Portsmouth Smugglers in the final Winchester Wasps Solent Cup Champions 2012 78-59. The club also won the Wessex League division 3 and were runners up in the Wessex Plate in their only season in the league. The Ladies won the Wessex Plate in their first season together and are regularly competing for the Wessex League division 1 title. The club have also competed well in the Founders Cup over the years, which is a National cup for non-National League teams. During the 2012/13 season they made it through to the last 16 in the country, losing narrowly to the Wisbech Wizards in Cambridgeshire.

About us
Membership: Around 150  ffiliated to: A England Basketball  ffering: O Competitive basketball, back to sport classes, youth teams, coaching in schools Operating from: Kings School, Winchester College and Princes Mead School Website: groups/22358308933 Contact: Rich Styants 07882 312031


Winchester City Basketball Club has a Club Mark 3-star accreditation. We have a wide range of members, both male and female, aged from 6 to 49 years old. We give local people the chance to play basketball at a level they are comfortable with. Adult players can play competitively on our 1st team in the National Founders Cup, one of our five adult local league teams, or through our get back to sport sessions. The club currently runs the following teams: Under 10 mixed team; Under 12 mixed team; Under 14 boys and girls teams; Under 16 boys and girls teams; 4 mens teams and a womens team. This year the club has entered teams into the new Trailblazers League organised by the Southampton Trailblazers Club for Under 10s, 12s, 14s and 16s, to give the juniors a taste of competitive basketball.

Winchester Panthers Wessex Plate Winners

Newcomers are always welcome to come along to training sessions to see if they enjoy basketball with us. Training and/ or competitive matches are offered three times a week for men, once a week for women, and on weekday evenings and at weekends for juniors. Please contact the Chair of the club to join in! Community Provision The club has links with local schools and we occasionally send volunteer coaches to give sessions to the students. A team is also taken to the Hampshire Games each year. We have run basketball sessions for other local and national organisations such as Mencap, as well as organising our annual charity matches to benefit local causes.


Club History
Winchester City Flyers girls and ladies football club welcomes players of all abilities. Since 1996, we have been supporting girls football in Winchester and Hampshire across all girls age groups from Under 8s up to Ladies. We have grown in size year on year since our inception.

About us
Membership: 180+ players and volunteers  ffiliated to: A Hampshire FA  ffering: O Girls and Ladies Football at all ages; Boys at Under 10 Operating from: The Garrison Ground at Bar End Website: pages/Winchester-CityFlyers/163903872699 Contact: Club Secretary, Paul Stone 07725 020111


The club now has a membership of over 180. We play football across the county and beyond, and we even have two boys teams playing now. Last season we achieved 1st place for Female Youth Clubs in the Hampshire County Fair Play Awards. On Saturdays, we have girls teams playing in The Winchester and District Girls Football league at all youth age groups. We also have a team of Under 16s playing 11-a-side football further afield in the Berkshire County Girls Football league, and one boys team playing in the Testway Youth League. On Sundays, we also have an under 16 team playing in the North East Hants Youth League. On top of this, our two ladies teams play in the Hampshire County Womens League. Community Provision We are keen to grow the club even further, providing football for more girls and young women. We have recently been awarded FA Charter Status to certify that we have a well-run club, and we can now take advantage of the opportunities this provides. The club also holds an annual tournament in the 1st weekend of September, to help our own and other local teams prepare for the season ahead, and to raise much needed funds to provide facilities and equipment for the club. Additionally, we are looking for our own grounds or shared facilities, which would give us one space that we can call home and use for more community-based events, helping us to promote the club and increase participation in our sport.

Treasure Gymnastics
Club History
Treasure Gymnastics was formed in 2003, bringing together a range of successful recreational classes, to create a club structure that could offer development pathways in gymnastics and a wider range of activities to its members.

About us
Membership: 700  ffiliated to: A British Gymnastics  ffering: O Gymnastics for all ages: 18-months to Adult, Including general gym, Tumbling, Acrobatics, Trampolining, Cheerleading, Floor and vault, Gymnastics for all (disability) and freestyle classes Operating from: Winchester College until summer 2013, St Swithuns Junior School, other sites in Eastleigh, Southampton, Chandlers Ford Website: @TreasureGym treasuregymnastics Contact:


Treasure Gymnastics is an inclusive, friendly club, which caters to all aspiring gymnasts, no matter their current level of achievement. We have a carefully structured range of recreational and development groups, which allows our coaches to nurture talent and establish good basic skills, and ensures our gymnasts develop their natural abilities amongst peers of a similar level. The club has been accredited with the British Gymnastics Quality Assurance Mark (also known as the GymMark), which means we are recognised for our quality of provision. Our passionate and motivated coaches have extensive experience of teaching in both club and school settings, and have all completed nationally recognised coaching qualifications and current CRB checks. We also show our commitment to the sport, and to developing the full potential of our members, by providing a young volunteers scheme, and an in-house coach training programme that compliments current British Gymnastics coaching qualifications, in order to encourage young people to stay involved in the sport. As well as providing coaching in traditional artistic gymnastics, Treasure Gymnastics offers a wide range of exciting activities, including trampolining, display work, circus skills, and freestyle gymnastics meaning theres something for everyone! The club has been at capacity for some time now, although we strive to add more availability by opening at more venues whenever we can. The strain of using 11 different training venues is showing and the club really needs a permanent home. Community Provision Treasure Gymnastics regularly participates in community fetes and festivals, by running stalls and displays, and allowing people to try out some of our gymnastics and tumbling equipment. We also run school PE lessons and after school clubs, and offer training in gymnastics for local PE teachers. The club can also support PE curriculum development in schools when requested.


Club History
Winchester Gymnastics Club (WGC) was founded in March 2006 as part of the community department at Henry Beaufort School. In 2007, the club won the Gym Mark Certificate from British Gymnastics and has retained this ever since. Also in 2007, the club detached from the school community department and began to self-administrate. The links with Henry Beaufort School remain strong, with lessons and training continuing there and at Princes Mead school. In recent years, WGC gymnasts have taken part in many different recreational competitions, including Mega Gym and Flair competitions where they have won many individual prizes and on several occasions the team got the first place. The recreational Trampolining competitions have also proved a success, with the children winning medals for individual routines and making the club proud!

About us
Membership: 238  ffiliated to: A British Gymnastics  ffering: O Recreational and Pre-school gymnastics Operating from: Henry Beaufort and Princes Mead school Website: Part of the community website of Henry Beaufort School Contact: Patricia Francis 07857 275334


WGCs vision is to provide a happy, safe and challenging gymnastics programme for all children between the ages of 3 and 16. Our consistent approach encourages achievement for all children regardless of standard. Supported by British Gymnastics, WGCs programme encourages and challenges children to gain different badges and certificates, whilst at the same time developing a sense of camaraderie and mutual respect. When established in 2006, WGC had 24 children and 3 coaches at one venue, once a week. In 2013, we have 238 children and 8 coaches carrying out classes at 2 venues over 3 days, with sessions amounting to at least 13 hours a week. The club consists of a voluntary run committee run by parent members, which helps with different club activities and fund raising, with regular meetings every 4 to 6 weeks to review and plan for organised events.


Winchester Hockey Club

Club History
Winchester Mens Hockey Club is one of the oldest hockey clubs in the world. The club began on March 6th 1881 when an inaugural Annual General Meeting appointed Mr. A. Tebbutt as Captain and Mr. B. Chancellor as Secretary and Treasurer. After World War Two, Mr. L. Whitfield convened a meeting to re-form the club following the disruption of the war. Fixtures were quickly set up for that season with home games being played at Bar End. During the first post-war years the Club Committee worked hard to put the club onto a sound footing. Fixtures were reviewed and strengthened, notably after petrol rationing was lifted! Training started, and by the 1955-56 season a 3rd XI was formed. In 1975, the Junior section was introduced with one colts team; it now has over 300 youngsters playing every week, with 14 teams for both boys and girls aged between 5 and 18 years. In 1997, the Mens and Womens sections combined. This has proved to be a great success and the club now has over 500 members. In 2006, the Club was officially recognised with the Clubs First standard as an England Hockey approved Club of excellence. The Club is delighted that Simon Hazlitt a Winchester hockey player with 104 GB and England Caps became President of the club in 2012.

About us
Membership: Approximately 500+ players, umpires, managers and coaches  ffiliated to: A England Hockey, Hampshire Hockey Association, Hampshire Hockey Umpires Association  ffering: O Hockey for all ages (7 to 70) with junior coaching from beginners to county level from U8 to U18; full programme of competitive league, cup, friendly, veterans and indoor matches Operating from: Kings School and Winchester Sports Stadium at Bar End both tiger turf astro pitches Website: and Contact:


The Club regularly puts out seven mens and two mens vets teams, four ladies teams, and 14 junior teams across each of the age groups. A comprehensive programme of coaching and training (over ten sessions a week) continues to provide excellent resource to develop players skills, and the Club is proud to provide a significant number of players to county level hockey every year (working with the England Single System of elite player development). This number of teams, and a comprehensive programme of coaching that is open to all, ensures that everyone who wants to play has the opportunity to do so. The club is fortunate to have a large group of volunteer helpers working across the club, ensuring it goes from strength to strength. Although the club currently does not have its own clubhouse (and it is working hard to find an option), post-match entertainment is provided at the Queen Inn. Hockey is a fantastic game and as with all sports is played for the fun and the enjoyment it can provide, as well as getting people together and encouraging team spirit. Training and playing is very much geared to this philosophy. Community Provision Winchester actively encourages and provides resource to develop the skills and qualifications of its team of volunteer coaches, all of whom have played hockey to a good standard. The Club is fortunate to have within its coaching team a number of coaches at level one, two and three approved by England Hockey, and a good on-going development plan for the future. The Club is proud to be a Club First accredited Club, and as part of this programme is involved with local schools, working within the Toynbee school sports partnership. The Club is open to new members to join please contact us through our website.



Club History
Squall Junior Netball was started in September 2012 by Roger Marshall, Juliette Dickinson and Harriet Povey as there was an obvious need for a junior netball club based in Winchester. The club quickly grew as word spread about the new club. The club currently has two Level 2 coaches and a S.A.Q trainer (Speed, Agility and Quickness).

U12 Squall Junior Netball 2012


In the space of a few short months the club has grown to over 60 girls. The club now welcomes girls from over 10 different Primary, Secondary and Independent schools. The U12 teams, Squall and Tempest have made an impact in the All Hampshire Netball League, with Squall going through their very first season unbeaten to claim the Hampshire League crown in their very first year. Tempest also finished third in the same league! The U11 team has won three tournaments and has been runners up in a fourth while the U10 girls have also won two tournaments in their first season. The club has been quick to develop links with primary schools and local companies as it strives to promote netball in the area. In March 2013 England Netball published an article on the club and the club hosted its first Primary Schools Netball festival for four local schools in the Winchester area, attended by a current England Player. The club has also staged a Netball Superleague Road Show which was provided free of charge for local girls. Squall have also established half term and summer holiday netball camps led over the entire two days by England and Superleague stars. The club currently trains four evenings a week. It currently has a waiting list at U12 level. The club is keen to expose the girls to those all important female role models and has invited a number of current England and Superleague players in to the club to meet and work with the girls. Squall has big plans and wants to become one of the best junior clubs in the south.

About us
Membership: 61 club members aged 812  ffiliated to: A England Netball, Netball South, Hampshire Netball  ffering: O Training and competitive opportunities to local girls with a passion for netball Operating from: St Swithuns School Website: @squallnetball Contact:


Membership: 150  ffiliated to: A England Netball, Netball South, Hampshire Netball, Southampton Netball Association  ffering: O Training and match play for juniors U10 to U16, U19s, and seniors Operating from: The Westgate School, Henry Beaufort School, and Crestwood and Barton Peveril Colleges Website: Contact:


Weston Park Blades Netball Club

Club History
Weston Park Blades Netball Club was established in 1967 by the current President, Doreen Bryant. Jan Crabtree is Head Coach of this high performance sports club. Originally a youth club, Weston Park Blades grew to include both junior and senior sides. The club has always prioritised the development of young players and they have reached many national finals, winning National U23, U21 and U19 titles. The U16s will travel to the National Club Finals in 2013 for the fourth year in a row. The senior squads (U19s, Regional, Premier) are the performance section of the club and offer young, talented players the opportunity to play alongside national and Superleague players at Weston Park Blades.

About us
Membership: 110 (including 66 juniors)  ffiliated to: A England Netball, Netball South, Hampshire Netball, Southampton Netball Association  ffering: O Training and match play for juniors U11 to U16, and seniors Operating from: Toynbee School and the Oasis Academy, Southampton Website: Contact: via website


The club operates an open membership. Prospective U11 players are able to join training throughout the season. Other junior squads include U12, U13/14, and U16. There are four senior squads: Blades Premier play in the National Premier League, Division 1 Regional Team 1 plays in Division One of the South Region League Regional Team 2 plays in Division Three of the South Region League U19 Team plays in the U19 South Region League The club boasts many players who have represented England at U17, U19 and U21 levels and currently has players in the England National Excel squads. Weston Park Blades Netball Club has an England Netball Gold CAPS award, which confirms that the club is well-run and accessible, with high standards of coaching, officiating and development of volunteers.


Winchester Netball Club

Club History
Winchester Netball Club was established in 2000 after a series of Back to Netball sessions provided by Sports Hampshire & IOW. The club initially consisted of 10-12 members, most of whom are still with the club today. This inaugural team enjoyed considerable success in the Mid-Hants league, entering in the bottom division and rising through the higher divisions year on year. The club grew from one team to two teams after the club was approached by a corporate netball team (who wanted some practise before the Corporate Games) all of whom decided to continue playing, resulting in the doubling of membership and of teams entered into the league. The success of the club can be attributed to the dedication of the clubs organisers and the engagement of professional coaches who tirelessly train and coach the members, both individually and in squads.

About us
Membership: 36  ffiliated to: A England Netball  ffering: O Opportunity to play netball for women aged 18+ Operating from: Kings School, Winchester (training); Southampton Outdoor Sports Centre (playing) Website: Winchester Netball Club Contact: Club Chair (through website)

Club History
The club today boasts 36 members who train and play every week throughout the year. Winchester Netball Club now has four teams entered into the Southampton League namely: Winchester Storm: Winchester Thunder: Winchester Lightning: Winchester Hurricane: Premier League (Winter Saturday League 2013/14) Division 1 (Winter Saturday League 2013/14) Division 3 (Winter Saturday League 2013/14) Lower Section (Winter Mid-Week Floodlit League)

Currently, the club has three qualified coaches who provide both training and match-day support coaching. Community Provision Winchester Netball Club is keen to expand its membership and open it up to members under the age of 18 years. We are currently establishing links specifically with Squall Junior Netball in Winchester and working with local schools. In the future, this will enable us to provide an opportunity for young people to play and compete, from childhood through to adulthood



Club History
The Club can be traced back to the middle of the 19th century. However, it was first named WCPSC in 1948, initially training at the Lido then moving to the new Winchester College pool when it opened in 1969. In 1974, the Recreation Centre, now known as River Park Leisure Centre, was built by the City Council and the Centre management was keen for WCPSC to use the pool to ensure its success. The club has grown year on year in numbers and now operates from four pools in Winchester, though sadly still lacks a club base. Despite this, WCPSC is one of the largest and most successful sports clubs in the area. Each year, squad swimmers compete at County, District and National levels. Julia Beckett is the clubs most successful swimmer ever, representing England at the Commonwealth Games and GB at European Championships, World Championships and the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

About us
Membership: approximately 900 swimmers  ffiliated to: A The Amateur Swimming Association with Swim 21 Accreditation, and the Modern Pentathlon Association of Great Britain  ffering: O Learn-to-swim programme, pre-competitive academy, competitive squads, school swimming, training and competition for masters (adults) Operating from: Kings School, Winchester College, River Park Leisure Centre, St John Moore Barracks Website: @winchpenguins Contact:

2012 national relay squad


The objective of the club is to offer the best possible aquatic provision for the community. From the youngest member learning to swim, through to the children participating in our schools programmes and our elite competitive swimmers, we want everyone to be safe and enjoy the water! WCPSC today has a vibrant and expansive provision for 900 members, aged three to 83. Participation at the club is only limited by the available pool time. Almost every day of the year the club offers lessons, training, competitions, and camps or fundraising activities, often with multiple activities on any one day. Personal development opportunities for swimmers, from the age of 14, help to ensure our young members stay involved in sport and many progress into helping, teaching and coaching, supported with bursaries to gain recognised qualifications. A Youth Forum enables our young swimmers to take an active part in the running of the club. The club has a team of seven coaches and 65 teachers and helpers. More than 50 volunteers help run the club. This dedicated group fill a wide range of roles, including judging and timekeeping at galas, management, fundraising activities and publicity. WCPSC is campaigning with partner clubs, through Winchester Fit for the Future, working with The University
Novice gala

of Winchester, to secure a new sports and leisure facility for the City and District and a much needed base for the club. Schools Our vision is for every child in Winchester to be able to swim 25 metres by the time they leave primary school and the club is passionate about this goal. The club proudly delivers free top up swimming courses and an annual primary schools gala for 300 children to experience a taste of competitive swimming.


Southampton Triathlon Club

Club History
Although triathlon is a relatively new sport, Southampton Triathlon Club (STC) has been going longer than most, having started in 1987. The club has grown as the sport gets more and more popular, and London 2012 was a big stimulus in attracting new members, helped by the Brownlees winning gold and bronze.

About us
Membership: Around 130  ffiliated to: A British Triathlon  ffering: O Training, support and group sessions for all levels of triathlete from age 14 upwards Operating from: Various pools in the south Hampshire area, plus cycling and running outdoors wherever we can! Website: Contact: Julian McCarthy 07766 682500


Triathlon is a uniquely friendly sport, where experienced (world-class in some cases) athletes help and support less experienced members. We support all members in actively participating, rather than just using it as keep-fit (although it does do that too!) and the range of disciplines running, cycling and swimming helps provide variety and reduce injuries from over-use. STC members include world championship competitors, alongside those with European and UK titles. We are supportive of athletes with disabilities. World silver medal and European gold medal paratriathlete Chris Goodwin trains with the club and is hoping to make the Rio 2016 games. We are proud too to have long-standing club member Peter Gillott as a qualifier for the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii in October 2013. Meanwhile, the most recent club championships attracted well over 30 members at all levels of experience. Training is spread across five weekly swim sessions, and a variety of bike and run sessions. During the summer months, the club also runs outdoor lake and sea swim sessions. We also organise a twice yearly club training day where all members are offered the chance to do all three disciplines on the same day. We have a number of experienced coaches all qualified to the relevant swimming or triathlon standards. Inclusivity STC has a wide range of members with different skill levels, aged from 14 to 77, and paratriathletes are warmly welcomed too. Unlike many sports, triathlon attracts almost as many women as men, so we have almost 50% female membership. Whilst triathlon can be expensive, it does not need to be, and STC supports new members with equipment loans.


About us


Club History
Tri Team Wessex is a relatively new club that was formed in 2009. We felt there was a need for a Triathlon-specific club to serve Winchester and the surrounding area. The club originally offered one training session per week. The clubs aim was (and still is) to be inclusive from the outset and to encourage athletes of all levels and abilities, providing them with the opportunity to develop skills across all three Triathlon disciplines. Over the past three years Triathlon has become one of the fastest growing sports in the country, and this has provided the club with a steady stream of new members.

Membership: Approximately 70 members  ffiliated to: A British Triathlon Federation and Cycling Time Trials  ffering: O Triathlon-specific coaching and training sessions Operating from: Kings School, Romsey Road, Winchester Website: Contact:


Tri Team Wessex is an inclusive club with a mix of members spanning many different age groups, capabilities, levels of experience and goals. Our objective is to provide members with the highest quality Triathlon-specific coaching possible. Our membership ranges from athletes taking on their first Triathlon through to Ironman finishers and everything inbetween. We have several members who compete for Team GB at European and World Aquathlon, Triathlon and Duathlon championships. Tri Team Wessex has continued to develop and now embraces multiple training sessions per week for all three disciplines plus other sessions focused on key Triathlon skills needed to be successful in the sport (e.g. Open water swimming skills and Cycling Time Trials). We currently have three coaches working with our members. Where appropriate we engage specialist coaches and approaches to help our club members for example, underwater video analysis to aid swimming development and specialist running coaching to improve technique. We also take a proactive approach to developing coaches and officials, and offer relevant training where appropriate and possible. Community Provision Being based at Kings School, we already have good local links. Tri Team Wessex continues its relationship with Wessex Swim School and looks to further develop links with other local complimentary clubs (e.g. VC Venta for Cycling plus others for Swimming and Athletics). The club is also looking to expand its local footprint by working closely with local schools, colleges and the University of Winchester. We have launched a Sportivate programme funded by Sport England & Hampshire IOW. This is part of the London 2012 Legacy and is aimed at 11-25 year olds looking for new sporting challenges. Our Sportivate course is a six-week programme of activity embracing all three Triathlon disciplines and includes a special personal challenge at the end of the course. We are running a series of these courses, starting in the Autumn of 2013. Details can be found at:


Team Winchester at the University of Winchester

Club History
The University of Winchester has been playing competitive sport for almost 100 years, with team photos dating back to the early 1900s. Through the 1990s the then King Alfreds College competed in SESSA (Southern England Student Sports Association) where solid progress led to regional domination. More recently, as the institution evolved into a university, student sport has grown and improved dramatically in terms of ability and facilities. The student sports teams have continued to become more effective in their running and organisation from appointing coaches, to delivering first aid courses and new equipment which has been reflected in the steady increase in performance. Our teams have always presented a fantastic opportunity for students to enjoy sport socially or competitively, make new friends, and learn skills that enhance their employability by encouraging them to take ownership of their teams and run them effectively.

Athletics Badminton Mens 1s Badminton Womens 1s Basketball Mens 1s Basketball Mens 2s Basketball Womens Bench Ball Capoeira Cheerleading Cricket Mens 1s Dance Squad Dodgeball Mens 1s Rugby Mens 1s Rugby Womens 1s Rugby Sevens Ski and Snowboard Dodgeball Mens 2s Dodgeball Mens 3s Dodgeball Mens 4s Dodgeball Womens 1s Dodgeball Womens 2s Football Mens 1s Football Mens 2s Football Mens 3s Football Mens 4s Football Womens 1s Hockey Mens 1s Hockey Womens 1s Swimming Tennis Mens 1sts Tennis Womens Trampoline Hockey Womens 2s Hockey Mixed Horse Polo Jiu-Jitsu Judo Netball 1s Netball 2s Netball 3s Pole Dancing Power Kiting Rowing Rounders Ultimate Frisbee 1s Ultimate Frisbee 2s Volleyball Mixed Zumba

About us
Membership: Over 1,500 students  ffiliated to: A Multiple National Governing Bodies for sport; British University and College Sport (BUCS); National Union of Students (NUS)  ffering: O Over 40 different competitive teams; intra-mural sport Operating from: The University of Winchester Student Union Website: Team Winchester Contact:


The University of Winchester now competes in BUCS a significantly higher level of competition than SESSA. Over 1,500 students take part in a wide range of activities at different levels. Participation has grown significantly, with 48 teams active today double the number 10 years ago. The University offers a wide range of activities, from traditional sports such as Football and Hockey, to Dodgeball and power-kiting. All teams now play under the same banner, Team Winchester promoting unity, fair play, pride and passion. Alongside our elite teams, the University now provides intra-mural sport for students who want to play sport but dont make it into teams. Everything is run by 2 members of Student Union staff: the Vice President of Activities and the Sports Co-ordinator. Team Winchester has pushed for better sports facilities, both on campus and in the local community, alongside work on other social issues such as LGBT-phobia in sport and charity work. Community Provision The Student Union launched a new initiative this year called the Activate Accreditation Scheme that encouraged our teams to engage with the local community and charities. So far the response has been fantastic, with our Football teams working with under-privileged children through the Street Reach programme, our Dodgeball teams re-painting the Winchester Night Shelter, and many teams running unique events to raise money for good causes. The SU has also been working with the Fit for the Future campaign to bring the Olympic legacy to Winchester.


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