South West Athletics Academy

South West Athletics Academy is an award winning academy providing high-quality athletics coaching and events for young people and adults.

We are committed to supporting athletes and coaches in the South West of England.

We believe in:


Sonya Ellis – Head Coach and Founder of South West Athletics Academy - welcomes to you to our new website. Athletics is a wonderful sport and forms the core skills of many other sports. We have lots of opportunities to get involved from our Come and Try sessions to technical classes and competitions and events. Please contact us if you would like to discuss your area of interest – we would be delighted to hear from you.

Our Coaches

  • Sonya for website

    Sonya Ellis

    I am the lead coaching and mentor for all the...

  • BECCA for website

    Becca Jones

    Becca leads on the South West Athletics Academy Minis and...

  • Abbie Rudd (Coach)

    Abbie Rudd

    Abbie assists on various after school clubs and Sportivate sessions...

  • charlie fisk

    Charlie Fisk

    SWAA Apprentice Charlie joined SWAA in July 2013 to be an...

  • matt-parsley

    Matt Parsley

    Level 2 Athletics Coach - middle distance.Also coach and athlete...

  • Shawn Wee (Assistant Coach)

    Shawn Wee

    Assistant Coach and current athlete with Exeter Uni AC for...

  • Howard Hoskins

    Howard coaches various groups for the Academy and leads a...

  • Sam Harris

    Sam is a keen triathlete but is also a good...

  • Rhiannon Dunlop

    Rhiannon is a middle distance runner at Exeter University and...

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