Preparing athletes and teams properly is a responsibility worth taking seriously. Yet very few schools do. The Wallace High School is a co-educational voluntary grammar school situated in Lisburn, Northern Ireland. The Wallace High School is well known for its current individual and team success and also for producing well known local stars such as Chris Henry in rugby and Timmy Cockram in hockey. The gym needed to be able to train large groups of students at one time, and still be able to cater for his diverse range of athletes, he needed specific equipment and a layout providing not only open floor space, but heavy-duty equipment capable of handling repeated use and heavy loads.
To provide a training space for student-athletes to be able to train core lifts, Olympic lifting and other functional movements. The gym needed to be able to cater for large groups of athletes at one time, and maximise for space. Four in-laid rubber lifting platforms were installed into the flooring to zone the area off for safety alongside 4 Goliath Full Racks with integrated storage and accessories. The brand plates within the racks were customised to align with the school colours. We believe a training space that has customised never fails to impress, showing a school fully committed to its sporting program and increasing its appeal to prospective elite athletes and coaches.
To complement their strength area, Wallace High has also chosen to accessory items including Cast Iron Kettlebells, Slam Balls, PU Dumbbells, Belfast Bars and a mixture of Competition Weight Plates and BLK BOX Utility Bumper Plates. To complete the facility, we installed Concept2 Rowers, Ski-Ergs and BikeErgs. BLK BOX wants to ensure that no matter where their students’ sporting interests lie, this quality space provides equipment to support and challenge students and their fitness.
Wallace High School has a very proud history in sport throughout Northern Ireland. The School provides extensive, first-class sporting facilities designed to offer a full range of activities for their students. Along with a reputation for providing quality opportunities in physical activities, the school is also renowned for its dedication to sporting excellence in coaching. Over the years, Wallace has helped produce many sporting champions through highly professional coaching, mentoring programs and now, access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. BLK BOX are proud to have delivered a long-term solution in which the Wallace School have confidence that the range of equipment provided will support the needs of all coaches, staff and students.