Following a £50,000 investment, Ampleforth students are now able to access specialised equipment in the newly refurbished High Performance Suite. Located next to the St Alban’s Sports Centre, the suite contains the following equipment:
- Six half-racks
- Solid oak lifting platforms
- 600kg of weight
- A plyometric box
- One sled
- Three TRX (suspension trainer) stations
- Two trap bars
- Slam balls
- Battle ropes
- Foam rollers
- Full surround-sound speaker system
This equipment will allow students to enhance their sporting performance whilst reducing their risk of injury. Targeted training sessions geared towards specific sports have been developed for students, maximising the efficiency of this suite and adding variety to their training schedules.
The range of weighted and resistance based equipment makes the High Performance Suite accessible to all year groups with strength and conditioning programmes being tailored to the individual.
This facility is available to all students during core PE lessons, as well as to those students on the Elite Pathway and Basil Hume Scholars.