The Throws Squad trains together three times a week, with many athletes also taking part in additional S&C sessions. All the throws (javelin, shot put, hammer and discus) train together which makes the group nice and big to add a fun social element! Because most throws are only outdoors, we spend the winter (Michaelmas) term training hard and then in spring (Hilary) and summer (Trinity) we have our two biggest competitions against Cambridge - FEAR and Varsity. Although FEAR is mostly an indoor competition, the outdoor throws still happen so we don’t miss out on any Cambridge rivalry opportunities! We also take part in many other competitions throughout the year too from the British University Championships (BUCS) to Cuppers.

Training with the throws squad is super fun! Coach Lesley makes everyone feel really welcome and included. Whether you’re an experienced thrower or beginner we’d love you to come down and join us! As well as helping our experienced athletes thrive, Lesley has also coached athletes from beginners to Blues so you never know what the future could hold.