Junior Athletics

About Us

 

The Jarrow and Hebburn Junior Athletics club has been running for well over twenty five years. It is for young athletes aged 8 to 11 year old (inclusive). We are based at Monkton Stadium in Jarrow and always welcome new members to our group.

If you are interested in trying and learning how to run (sprints, hurdles and endurance) jump (long, triple, high and pole vault skills) and throw (shot, discus, hammer and javelin) then this is the club for you. Our sessions last for one hour and aim to give athletes the skills necessary for a fit and healthy lifestyle both in and outside of athletics.

The sessions aim to improve Balance, Co-ordination and Agility along with introducing the FUNdamentals of running, jumping and throwing in a fun setting. Athletes will have the opportunity to try track and field athletics as well as the very popular Sports Hall Athletics. There will be opportunities to compete in events designed for young athletes (Monkton Stadium Indoor Grand Prix, Birtley Challenge, Quad Kids events and Minors Cross Country) as well as working towards British Athletics recognised badges and certificates.

Our Sessions start with warm up activities and games before splitting into age and ability appropriate groups where you will receive event specific coaching from one of our experienced coaches. Our sessions are designed around the Athletics 365 programme and incorporate a FUNdamental approach to multi skills development. We also emphasise learning in a fun, athlete centred environment.

We also have an “Athlete of the Month” Award which will be handed out to one athlete from each of the three groups at the end of each month.  Athletes are chosen on the basis of their Attendance, Attitude, Attainment and any Outstanding performances in competition.  Winners each receive a certificate.

An Intra club competition will be introduced soon.  This will take the form of a “Quad Kids” event where athletes compete against members of their group for points and prizes.

We have the use of the outside athletics track and field as well as the indoor sports hall in the event of bad weather.


Meet the Coaches

 

We currently have 4 UK Athletics qualified coaches at levels 1, 2 or 3. All are fully insured and hold current DBS checks with the Disclosure and Barring Service. We have also attended Sports Coach UK workshops in “Safeguarding and Protecting Children”, “Equity in Coaching” and hold current First Aid certificates.

Simon Simpson

Hi I’m Simon the Junior Athletics Lead Coach.  I am qualified at Level 3 Endurance and Coaching Young Athletes, level 2 speed, throws and jumps. and Children in Athletics.  I work with the Year 6 & 7 athletes.

I like running and fitness training and to relax I enjoy going to the cinema and watching a good film.

Graeme Jack

Hi I’m Graeme I hold awards at Level 3 for Endurance and Coaching Young Athletes, level 2 speed, throws and jumps. Children in Athletics.  I Work with the Year 4 & 5 athletes.

Chris McStea

Hi I’m Chris a level 2 Athletics coach, I work with the Year 3 & 4 athletes.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my children, exercising, playing and watching sports.

Amy Barron

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Hi I’m Amy a level 2 Athletics coach.  I work with the Year 3 Athletes.

Conal Tufnell

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Hi I’m Conal, I’m a Coaching Assistant and will be working towards my Level 2 Athletics Coach award in the near future.

I’m also an endurance runner for the club, regularly competing in cross-country and track. Outside of the club I like to play the trumpet in a wind band.


Sessions

We will return from the May Week break on:

Monday 5th June from 6-7pm

Wednesday 7th June from 5.30-6.30pm.

 

Mondays
6.00-7.00pm

Wednesdays
5.30-6.30pm


 

What’s Happening This Month

 

Each month we will keep you posted about what athletic events you will be doing.

Stay up to date with what is happening at Junior Athletics by following us on Social Media:

Twitter: @JHJunAthletics 

Facebook: @Jarrow&HebburnACJuniors

Amy’s Group (Year 3 & 4)

Mondays – Track and Field Awards

Wednesdays – Track and Field Awards

Chris’s Group (Year 4)

Mondays – Track and Field Awards

Wednesdays – Track and Field Awards

Graeme’s Group (Year 5).

Mondays – Track and Field Awards

Wednesdays – Track and Field Awards

Simon’s Group (Year 6 & 7)

Mondays – Track and Field Awards

Wednesdays – Track and Field Awards


 

Latest News

Memberships are now due for the 2017/2018 year.  The cost is £5.00 for the year.  Please see Simon or one of the coaches for a form.  Or alternatively you can print one off here:  Junior Athletics (Mini Members) Membership Form 2017-2018


Price

 

£3.00 per session.

Membership to Jarrow and Hebburn Athletics club is required (renewed April each year):

£5.00 for Junior Athletes.

For further information please contact:

 

Monkton Stadium on 0191 489 1283

Or email: Simon Simpson