WAW Academy

Learn to wrestle at the UK’s oldest wrestling school, the WAW Academy. Our wrestling 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. All training and Academy Shows take place at the WAW Academy and Performance Centre in Norwich.

2020 Training Dates

Cancelled until further notice due to COVID-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

Cancelled until further notice due to COVID-19.

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 physically demanding 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.

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