Gladiator training takes place 3 times a week on the following days:
Tuesday (evening) - During this session we start on the 3G pitch located by Oxstalls Campus, before going back into the campus doing a classroom session followed by an hour in the capmus's S&C suite. Boots and Trainers needed.
Friday (evening) - Also held at Oxstalls campus, we begin the session going through film of our next opponents in the classroom. From here, we take things onto the all weather pitch and work on what we focused on the classroom. Boots are required for this session.
Sunday (morning) - Held at the Folley in Cheltenham by FCH campus, this is our main training day, so expect plenty of contact and live play. We aim to film most of these so we can highlight which areas of our performance we need to work on. Boots are required for this session.
American Football is a new sport for the majority of University students, so don't worry about being a rookie. A lot of our players began their Gladiator career having very little understanding of the game (often having only watched a few games and played Madden), so don't worry if you don't understand concepts of the game-these will all be taught to you as we train. As for staff... Our training sessions feature some of the best coaches in the South West, so expect to progress quickly!
The addresses of each training location are below:
Oxstalls campus, Oxstalls Lane, Longlevens, Gloucester, GL2 9HW
The Folly Playing Fields, Swindon Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 4AZ
And occasionally: Park Campus, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2RH
Transport Links: If you're not based at any of the above locations then you can catch the 94U bus or the 10 bus for £1.40 with your student card. These run frequently and drop you very close to each area.