DRC Juniors

Coronavirus Update Mar 2021

All training sessions must be pre-booked. Please see our Covid Secure web page for risk assessment details.

2021 Autumn Programmes

Thursday Mini Athletics led by Annette Keevil

For Reception-yr2 athletes – Thursdays 5.15-5.45pm at the Rugby Club. This is an athletics games based training session for our little ones, an introduction to the basics of run, throw, jump events. This programme will run for 6 weeks weather permitting. You must pre-register via RunTogether before attending.

(9th Sep – 14th Oct 2021)

Thursday Kickstart Athletics led by Caroline Jones

For yr3-yr6 junior athletes – Thursdays 6.00-7.00pm at the Rugby Club. This programme will run for 6 weeks weather permitting. You must pre-register via RunTogether before attending.

(9th Sep – 14th Oct 2021)

Thursday Sportshall League Preparation Sessions led by Caroline Jones

For Yr3 to Yr 10 athletes as per the competition age gradings; U11s (yr3 – 6), U13s (yr7 & 8) and U15s (yr9 & 10).

See link to more details >>

(21st Oct, 4th Nov, 11th Nov)

Yr7+ Athletics and Running led by Dave Durden

For 11-18yr olds – Wednesdays meet at Rugby Club. You must pre-register via RunTogether before attending.

2022 Winter Programmes

Thursday Indoor Athletics led by Caroline Jones

For Yr3 to Yr 10 athletes. Thursdays 6-7pm at Rednock Sports Hall. Sessions include run, throw and jump technique practice, strength & conditioning work and some games and team races. The programme is 12 weeks in duration starting on 13th January, ending on 14th April with no session on 24th February (school half term). You must pre-register via RunTogether before attending.

Other Events

The calendar below also contains details of other special one-off events and local championship events that you might be interested in.

Junior Membership

Membership is £25 for the year for yr3+ athletes, £10 for the year for Mini athletes (reception to yr2), payable in September. Optionally you may affiliate your Junior to England Athletics, this will be an additional cost payable in April – charged at the current EA affiliation cost, but unless you are entering regional events it is unlikely you will need this. The below is the membership form which includes details of how to pay:

About the DRC Junior Section

Our vision is to encourage young athletes to participate and enjoy a wide range of running and athletics activities, providing opportunities for athletic development and competition, embedding a healthy appetite for sport and exercise which will continue into adulthood.

We provide a number of opportunities for Junior Members to take part in running and athletics activities. DRC Junior members are aged between 7 (school year 3) and 18. However we also provide some training opportunities when we are able to for Reception to yr 2 athletes. All training sessions are delivered by DBS checked, UK Athletics qualified coaches and coaching assistants.

The overall annual training plan looks like the below:

Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug
Muddy Running (Sat) Summer Athletics (Sat)
Kickstart Athletics (Thu) Indoor Athletics (Fri) Mini Athletics (Thu)

Summer Athletics (Thu)

Yr7 Athletics & Running (Wed) Chatty Running (Wed)

The below calendar provides the specific dates, times and locations of training sessions. It also has details of relevant DRC events that juniors can take part in as well as local open competition events that may appeal to our juniors. We also have a Facebook page primarily for notifications and sharing our athlete successes: link here >>