Learn the basics of wrestling with the WAW Academy. Our training sessions include ring fitness, movement training, and how to protect yourself within the ring. Students who prove themselves capable inside the ring will be eligible to compete in matches on Academy Shows. Those who continue to excel will eventually earn a place on the WAW roster.
New starters can attend the monthly weekend sessions listed below. One-to-one sessions are also available with several of our approved trainers taking students throughout the week. Training takes place at our wrestling school in Norwich, as well as on-site at our Academy Show venue in Costessey.
2020 Training Dates
January 17/18 | February 21/22 | March 20/21 | April 17/18 | May 15/16 | June 19/20
July 17/18 | August 21/22 | September 18/19 | October 16/17 | November 20/21 | December 18/19
Give your child the opportunity to try a unique and exciting hobby with our under 16s youth club. Established in 2012 by head coach Zak Knight, WAWYC sessions revolve around the very basics of British wrestling with an emphasis on the importance of personal fitness, confidence, and self-defence. Improving social skills are also promoted through team games and a friendly group atmosphere.
If you think your child would benefit from joining the WAWYC, get in touch! Each child’s first intake session is free so you AND your child can work out whether it’s suitable for them. Children must be at least six years old to attend. All youth training takes place at our wrestling school in Norwich.
WAWYC 2020 Schedule
Tuesday – YC Boys with Zak Knight & Ben ‘Nemesis’ Williment, 6-8pm
Wednesday – Intake Mixed with Karl Smith, 6-7pm | YC Girls with Saraya Knight, 6-8pm
Thursday – YC Mixed with PJ Knight & Zak Knight/Ben ‘Nemesis’ Williment, 6-8pm
Referees, Commentators, and MCs
Want to get involved but not as a wrestler? We also cater to individuals who want to try their hand at less physical roles. This is the session for you if you want to become a referee, commentator, or MC.
Refereeing – Knowing how to officiate a match is harder than it looks. There’s more to it than just counting to three and the wrestling rule book is longer than any novel. To be a referee you need to know the ring inside and out, including how to set one up. Our refereeing course teaches all the way from beginners up to the most experienced referees looking to enhance their knowledge.
Commentary – Watching a match and knowing the names of the wrestlers and the moves they’re performing is one thing, but being able to informatively communicate that knowledge in real-time is a completely different challenge. It takes much practice to successfully deliver commentary in a way that adds to the events unfolding inside a ring. Find out how to keep up with fast-paced action, unexpected events, and how to develop an in-depth understanding of the wrestlers competing at an event.
MC/Match Announcer – Learn how to introduce contestants correctly by gathering vital information. Every wrestler will have their own preferred way of being introduced and it’s down to a good MC to ensure that they’re completed their research before raising a microphone to their mouth.
All non-wrestler training takes place at our wrestling school in Norwich.
Contact us for available dates.