Lia Stephenson

Q&A with Lia Q. How old were you when you started at Track Academy?A: 13 Q. Did you do any sport before you joined Track Academy?A: I was in a range of sports! Swimming, cheerleading, dance, ballet and playing a musical instrument. Q. Why did you join Track Academy?A: My family are sprinters...

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Confidence Lawson

Confidence joined Track Academy at the age of 15. At that time, he was getting in a lot of trouble at school and was on the verge of a custodial sentence for out of school activities. When he first joined, he was an angry young man and found it difficult to control his temper but was talented...

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Tsimang Ekango

Tsimang is one of Track Academy’s role model alumni and has been with us for many years. She lives with regular bouts of chronic illness and has been admitted to hospital for many months at a time over the past years. This has been very frustrating for her as she hasn’t been able to train, work or...

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Amar Aichoun

Amar has been engaged with Track Academy since the age of 13. He joined after a hospital stay where he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. He developed a strong relationship with his coach Shereen Rose, pictured above with Amar. According to his mother, this has been a huge help in developing...

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Brittany Robinson

After arriving in the UK from Jamaica, Brittany was advised by her coach back home to join Track Academy. She has been training since 2009. Athletics is a huge part of her Jamaican heritage and she has been committed to training at Track Academy since the age of 11. Coming into the British...

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Leroy Cain

Leroy Cain came to Track Academy at the age of 16 having travelled from his home in Jamaica to settle in the UK.  He took to our athletics programme very well in the sprinting events but it soon became apparent that he needed some guidance with regards to post-16 options. After attending an...

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Colin Hart on Caster Semenya

Here, our favourite veteran journalist Colin Hart shares his views on the recent Caster Semenya ruling: The Caster Semenya case has bitterly divided the athletic world in what has become track and field’s equivalent of the Brexit debate. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) voted 2-1 in...

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Track Academy features in ITV documentary

The work of Track Academy by Connie Henry in Willesden will be under the national spotlight in an ITV documentary to be aired next Tuesday. Run For Your Life, which will be broadcast at 10.45pm, highlights the transformative power of sport, especially for young people from disadvantaged...

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