Junior News

Athletics training 

There is no athletics on Wed 19th February due to the half-term break; training resumes at Shelley College on Wed 26th February,

6pm - 7.30pm. 

Over the winter months sessions are mainly indoors in the sports hall although there will still be an outdoor activity. Athletes MUST bring a hi-viz top and head torch and something warm/waterproof to wear, just in case it's needed.

Upcoming events

Annual Presentation Evening - Sat 29th February 7pm

Venue - The Pie Hall, Denby Dale

The evening will commence with presentation of trophies to junior and senior winners of the 2019 club championships, followed by Pie & Pea supper (including vegetarian option), a quiz and local band 'Dark Horse'. Tickets (£7.50 for adults & £3.50 for young people under 16) available from Social Secretary, Si Warsop. Please book early to avoid disappointment. 

Event flyer

Junior Calendar 2020

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.

Junior calendar 2020

Cross Country Events 2020


  • National Championships – Sat 22nd February at Wollaton Park, Nottingham. Event information. 6 juniors & 6 seniors will be representing the club in Nottingham. ​Please contact Jo Worboys-Hodgson, Junior Athletics Co-ordinator if you have any questions.

Annual membership fees 2019/20 

Annual club membership fees for the coming year (April 2019 - March 2020) are now due : 

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. 

Waiting list

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.

Club Kit

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.

Click here for more information

DDAC Junior Trophy Competitions


2018 Junior Trophy winners 

Congratulations to winners of the 6 trophy competitions:

Fell Trophy - Victoria Worboys-Hodgson & Noah Sharp

Parkrun Champion - Abigail Schoolar & Joseph Roberts

Trunce Champion - Abigail Schoolar & Gus du Feu - Long

Deffer Dash Trophy - Victoria & Ben Worboys-Hodgson 

Athletics Trophy - Daisy McClelland & Billy Browne

Most Improved Athlete - Ellie Probert & Corey Johnson




Recent Events


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.

Trophy Presentation evening - 30th January 2019

Parents joined us for the annual presentation evening at Shelley College when winners of the 6 trophy competitions were announced.  

Halloween Hobble - 24th October 2018

42 juniors and quite a few parents joined us for the Halloween Hobble in Deffer Woods. The 1.75mile route was the same as the Deffer Dash only it was dark with ghosts and other scary things lurking in the woods! Fortunately everyone emerged safely from the woods. There were some amazing costumes and great running - but it was not a night for PBs. 

Deffer Dash - 2018 series results

The 'Deffer' is a 1.75 mile undulating course on the woodland tracks of Deffer Woods and has long been part of the club's summer calendar. The third and final race in the 2018 series took place on 4th Sept when 14 juniors tried hard to beat their previous times. 

Junior course records: 

Gus du Feu - 11:22 (July 2018) - also faster than 2018 senior times

Abi Caie - 13:02 (July 2017)

Junior Deffer Dash 2018 results

Off-road trainng at Hade Edge - February 2019

Oughtibridge Gala - June 2017

Celebrating 1 year of DDAC Juniors - May 2016

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