In the light of the statement from England Athletics (24/3/20) & government restrictions on movement, Wednesday evening training sessions and athletics events for juniors will be suspended from 25th March until at least 31st May 2020. Please check emails, Facebook and the website for latest information.
Keeping active in challenging times
England Athletics have made 2 resources available free of charge to help parents and children remain active whilst staying@home:
Funetics - activity videos designed for children aged 4-11
Athletics 365 app - for children aged over 11 years
Junior Calendar 2020 - subject to changes due to COVID-19
This pocket-sized calendar includes term dates, 'away days' and local races and athletics meetings which contribute to the club's trophy competitions. Please put dates in your diary. Printed copies are available from registration. If you have any questions please contact Jo Worboys-Hodgson, Junior Athletics Co-ordinator or talk to any of the coaching team on Wed evenings.
Annual membership fees 2020/21
Annual club membership fees for the coming year (April 2020 - March 2021) are still to be ratified by the club's Management Committee.
Fees in 2019/20 were:
Under 9's - £12
9 - 16 years - £17
(see How to pay, below)
By becoming a member, weekly session fees reduce from £3 to £2 and your child will also be able to compete for the club in various events, should they wish. If you would like your child to become a member, you will need to complete a membership form. You do not need to complete a form again if they have previously been a member.
How to pay
Payments can either be by cash, cheque payable to 'Denby Dale Athletics Club' or bank transfer to the club account (contact Anne Middleton, Junior section Treasurer for account details). Please ensure you annotate your payment with your child's name. Please also note there are separate accounts for junior and senior sections of the club.
Due to success in attracting young athletes, we currently have a waiting list. Please contact Jo Worboys-Hodgson, Junior Athletics Co-ordinator if you would like your child to be added to the waiting list or are interested joining the coaching team.
We have a good stock of junior vests (£13.20 - full range of sizes) which can be purchased at Shelley training sessions.
Other items of clothing incorporating the new club and junior logos can be ordered from Blackford Barnsley Ltd.
Celebrating 1 year of DDAC Juniors - May 2016
DDAC Junior Trophy Competitions
2019 Junior Trophy winners
Congratulations to winners of the 6 trophy competitions:
Fell Trophy - Sylvie Ellis & Kian Ball
Parkrun Champion - Abigail Schoolar & Thomas Schoolar
Trunce Champion - Abigail Schoolar & Thomas Schoolar
Deffer Dash Trophy - Evie Mollart & Stanley Mumford
Athletics Trophy - Sylvie Ellis & Harvey Smither
Most Improved Athlete - Lily Addy & Ben Preston
Can you Beat Badger? - 18th June 2019
28 Juniors together with friends and family 'raced the train' this year, raising an amazing£1600 for the Forget-Me-Not Children's Hospice. Thomas Schoolar was first junior, finishing the 4 mile route in 25:24 and 4th overall (only just beaten by Badger). Abbie Schoolar was first girl. Fantastic running with lots of smiles from everyone.
DDAC Off-road Training - 10th February 2019
Juniors, parents and coaches enjoyed off road training at Hade Edge on a chilly morning. Lots of mud, hills, streams and stiles. Everyone worked really hard - even on the big steep hills! A great session with lots of positive attitude and good training for the club's junior Fell Championship.
Off-road trainng at Hade Edge - February 2019
Oughtibridge Gala - June 2017