Welcome to DDAC Juniors
Denby Dale AC launched its new junior section on 29th April 2015. With financial assistance from West Yorkshire Sports and Kirklees Council (West Yorkshire), this exciting new venture aims to provide athletics coaching to young people living in Denby Dale and the surrounding villages.
Our team of qualified England Athletics coaches and coaching assistants will be delivering the Athletics 365 development programme. Based on the key skills of running, jumping and throwing, this multi-event approach is designed to develop the all-round athlete and is suitable for novices as well as more experienced junior athletes. Coaches tailor the weekly training sessions according to the ages, ability and experience of those attending, combining varied work stations with competitive team games.
For those who wish, there is the opportunity to train and compete in a wide range of local events, including track and field, cross country and fell running.
Junior athletes perfecting skills at Shelley College
Who can attend training sessions?
The junior section is aimed at young people aged 8 to 18 years. Due to success in attracting young athletes, there is now 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.
Parents/guardians will be asked to complete a short registration form on the first evening. Parents are very welcome to stay and watch.
Where to go?
Training is held every Wednesday evening,
6 (prompt) – 7.30pm at Shelley College, Huddersfield Road, Shelley, HD8 8NL. Plenty of parking available. Sessions will use outdoor facilities over the summer months and a combination of outdoors and indoors on darker nights. Please be aware, there are no toilet facilities when training is outdoors.
What to wear?
Please wear PE Kit and trainers with something warm to put on after the session. Bring a waterproof, depending on the weather. A headtorch and hi-viz jacket or vest are required for outdoor training on dark nights together with a clean pair of trainers for indoor activities.
How much does it cost?
Weekly session fee:
£3 for non-members; £2 for members.
Club membership - what are the advantages?
This is essential in order to compete at many athletic club events. The weekly session fee is also cheaper.
Annual membership fees 2018/19
Annual club membership fees for the coming year (April 2018 - March 2019) are :
Under 9's - £10
9 - 16 years - £15
If you would like your child to become a member, you will need to complete a Junior Membership form
How to pay
Payment for membership 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.
Keeping in touch
Please join the Denby Dale AC Juniors Facebook site - for latest information on training sessions, competitions and junior club events. This is a closed group for our junior athletes and parents/guardians only.
For further information contact Jo Worboys-Hodgson, Junior Athletics Co-ordinator
Meet the Coaching Team
Junior Co-ordinator & Coach
Ross - Coach
Phil (Welfare Officer) & Simon (First Aid Officer)
Anne (Treasurer & Membership Secretary) & Tracey
Si, Katie & Matt