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The Climbing Squad – Junior Performance Programme

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Introducing The Squad, the next phase of development in our junior coaching pathway
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The Squad will provide opportunity for those climbers with the desire and commitment to improve their climbing performance and compete on a regular basis.

The Programme will start in March 2024 with the initial 10 month phase covering 200 hours of coached sessions that cover:

  • Climbing Coaching
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Athlete Profiling
  • Individual training plans and ongoing monitoring
  • Coaching support at competitions

And of course, the all-important Squad Kit!

To ensure the programme is as accessible as possible (despite the extensive costs associated with the level of coaching input & administration required), The Font will be subsidising the value by approximately 65%, reducing the cost to each member to approximately £2200 per member.


  • Smithie – Head Coach
  • James Goodey – Performance Coach
  • Kostas Paschalis – Performance Coach
  • Matt Varela Christie – Head Setter & Coach
  • Imi Bagnall Smith – Routesetter & Coach
  • Alex Prescott – Routesetter & Coach

The selection event has now finished

The selection event has now finished
July 2, 2024
First published:
January 25, 2024