ELLIS BRIGHAM YOUTH BOULDERING SQUADS - GLASGOW & BRISTOL
As part of our commitment to supporting grass roots development of climbers, skiers and snowboarders in the UK we are pleased to be working with over 30 young people as part of the TCA Ellis Brigham Bouldering squads
The squads train with some of the best coaches in the country and have a busy competition calendar culminating in their ultimate goal, to compete against the best boulderers in Britain at the British Bouldering Championships.
The Glasgow Squad
The Glasgow squad continues to grow and flourish under coach Alan Cassidy. The squad in Glasgow now consists of 20 'senior' squad climbers between the ages of 12 and 17 and a further 6-10 "aspirants".
The Glasgow squad has fun at the heart of its philosophy, the key being allowing the young climbers to discover their own personal climbing passions. For some that is competitions, for others it is getting out on real rock, while for a few it is simply about training hard, for fun, with their peers and friends. In all these domains the TCA Glasgow squad have excelled, with national podiums, YCS finalists, Font 8A+ climbs outdoors the future is bright for these guys.
The Bristol Squad
Headed up by Sam Mitchell, The TCA Ellis Brigham Bouldering Squad is made up of 15 young people aged 10-16. They have had some phenomenal success in recent years with individuals going on to become sponsored boulderers in their own right and joining the GB bouldering teams.
Want to get involved?
Anyone interested in joining the squads are welcome to come have a chat. There are 1-2 open squad trial days depending on demand, although where a child has a good depth of climbing experience we will consider offering places outside of the trial dates.