Junior Section

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Who can join Worksop Junior Harriers?

Anyone with a passion for athletics! The Club takes members from 8 years of age and upwards, regardless of ability. The Club encourages athletes from a young age, as it is here that essential fundamental skills are gained. However, the Club acknowledges that it is never too late to take up athletics and welcomes all new members.

How do I join the Club?

Anyone interested in joining the Club can come along to a training night on Wednesdays from 5pm to 6.30pm , in winter at
 North Notts Arena and in summer at Worksop College.  The Club encourages athletes to try an athletics ‘taster’ session to see if they will enjoy taking part. After that an athlete can join as a First Claim or Second Claim Member.

For further information please contact Michele Harrop via email: micheleh@tesco.net

To become a Member, simply fill out a membership form and give this with the appropriate fee to the coaches at your next training session. Being a member allows the athlete to compete for the Club in any national competition (Track & Field, Cross Country, Road, Indoor and Sports Hall) either at a reduced rate or free of charge. Shortly after your membership is accepted by the Committee you will receive a Welcome Pack and confirmation of your England Athletics number. Subs of £2.00 are also payable at each training session. This money is used to pay for the facilities, equipment hire and specialist coaches.

What do I need to know and do when I’ve joined the Club?

On joining, Junior Members, parents and guardians, need to :-
Read, sign and return to the Club Secretary or senior coach, an Athlete Parent Code of conduct Form (contained in the Welcome Pack)
Advise the Club of any change in their details (addresses, emergency telephone, medical details etc. as they may occur)

Coaches

Worksop Harriers & AC is committed to improving the standard of its coaching and regularly sponsors coaches in their pursuit of higher levels of qualification. All Club coaches must have a valid UKA Coach Licence and Pass. In addition the Club insists that all its coaches and volunteers, particularly those who work with children, have undergone Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Checks (in line with UKA practice).

Child Protection Policy

The club endorses the Child protection policy of UKA Athletics and the Scottish Athletics Federation.

Competition

Junior Athletes have the opportunity to compete in road, track, sports hall and cross country competitions.

 
All athletes who train with the club are encouraged to compete in team competitions. Through competition, athletes will improve their fitness and have an opportunity to progress to the regional squads and competitions by representing the county of Nottinghamshire. Successful athletes at regional level may have the opportunity to join one of the national squads for training and competition.

Useful links for the leagues we compete in:

Nottinghamshire Mini league

England Athletics Notts Schools Champs

North Midlands Cross Country League

UK Youth Development League