Southern Region Development Squad

Southern Region Development Squad

1 Oct 2016

Dear Wrestlers / Clubs
As you may know there have been some changes to the structure of the Southern Region, I have stepped down as Chairman of the Region and I would like to thank the Regional Committee and the BWA for their support the last two years.
I have decided to stick to what I know best and that is wrestling itself – I have been appointed head coach of the region and we are very fortunate to have double Commonwealth Games medalist Leon Rattigan assisting the region to help us develop our wrestlers.
We have a commitment of delivering 8 regional sessions a year to the South; these sessions are aimed at individuals aged 14 – 23 years old. I cannot stress the importance of attending these sessions if you want to progress on to the international stage.
There is a clear process for athletes to follow to be part of the National Talent Squad. In a nutshell the process starts off from the clubs, then advances to the Region and then to the National Talent Squad. Equally if you are on the National Talent Squad and do not attend the regional training you will be removed from National Talent Squad.
Sessions will be rotated between Legion, Brondesbury, Slough and West London.
The first regional training will be taking place on Saturday 1st October at West London Wrestling Club and will start at 11am and will finish approximately at 2pm. We welcome all wrestlers in the region who are aged 14 – 23 years old and we invite all club coaches to attend this training session. The training session is a ideal chance to share best practice, if your club would like to host the regional training session in November please do let me know.
The cost of the session will be £5 which will help towards the expenses of the session.
West London Wrestling Club
Norwood Hall, Norwood Green Rd, Southall, UB2 4LA
The nearest train station is Southall, if you require a lift from the train station please let me or Leon know.
I hope to hear from you all soon
Best Wishes
Jatinder Singh Rakhra
07960 879276
Over time the Regional Development Squad will begin to apply entry criteria utilising the British Wrestling Association Technical Awards, e.g. athletes who have achieved at least the Yellow Technical Award and begin to focus on particular age groups. More information on this will become available in due course.

  • Event Title: Southern Region Development Squad
  • Start Date: 1 Oct 2016
  • End Date: 1 Oct 2016
  • Venue:
    West London Wrestling Club

    Norwood Hall,
    Norwood Green Rd,
    UB2 4LA
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  • Contact: Jatinder Singh Rakhra
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Oct 01 2016


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