Competition is available in all disciplines of track & field in the summer and, road and cross country running
during the rest of the year. Members are expected to represent the club in competitions
The Track & Field section competes in South Yorkshire and Northern leagues, in National Youth Development leagues and various Open and Graded meetings.
The competitions are enjoyable events. Parents, friends and relatives are actively encouraged to come along to support the athletes.
The outdoor track & field season runs from the 1st April to the end of September.
The indoor season runs from October to the end of February. Some early season Winter warm-up meetings take place in March.
Members of all ages can compete in both Young Athletes Road relay races and Cross country running. We enter teams in the South Yorkshire, Yorkshire, North of England and National events.
Over the years the club has produced many international athletes, who have competed at World, Olympic, Commonwealth and European levels.
Currently our athletes have recently been medal winners at County, Area and National levels.
Club athletes have been selected for county teams for the Inter Counties cross country Championships each year for the last 10 years, and we have club members who are representatives in regional, area, and national track and field teams
The club provides the opportunity to receive coaching and participate in competitions. The club caters for all. We will treat everyone equally and fairly, regardless of age, ability, gender, race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexuality or social/economic status.
We want to ensure that all athletes and members are protected and kept safe from harm while they are with managers, coaches and officials in our club. We do this by:-
• Ensuring that all coaching is by qualified coaches who are trained and have been screened for their suitability for working with young people. Also that the ratio of group size to coach is maintained at manageable levels (This may mean having to restrict the number of places available)
• Ensuring that details of any athletes illnesses and medication are available whenever club events or activities take place.
• We use UK Athletics Codes of Conduct for Coaches, Volunteers, Athletes & Parents / Guardians to make clear the expected standards of behaviour.
• Giving parents and athletes information about what our clubs aims and ambitions are and what they can expect from us.
• Advising parents of what the club expects from them.
• Letting parents and athletes know how to voice their concerns or complain if there is anything they are not happy about.
• Appointing Child Protection and Welfare officers within the club.
• Having a photographic policy that allows you to advise us if you do not want any photos of your athlete to be used for club promotional purposes.
• Ensuring that we adhere to the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulations. (GDPR)
The club is committed to everyone having the right to enjoy their sport in an environment free from threat, intimidation, harassment and abuse.
All club members have a responsibility to oppose discriminatory or unacceptable behaviour. Any such behaviour will not be tolerated by the club, and will be handled in accordance with our discipline procedures.
The club believes that it is important that members, coaches, officials and parents/guardians should, at all times, show respect to others.
As a member of the club, we ask that you:-
• Adhere to the code of conduct standards, details of which are included in this pack.
• Listen to the coaches and officials, and follow their instructions at all times.
• Pay fees promptly
• Wear club vests when competing, and correct clothing and footwear for training.
Code of Conduct for Athletes
As a responsible athlete you will:
• Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every athlete, coach, technical official and others involved in athletics and treat everyone equally.
• Uphold the same values of sportsmanship off the field as you do when engaged in athletics
• Cooperate fully with others involved in the sport such as coaches, technical officials, team managers, doctors, physiotherapists, sport scientists and representatives of the governing body in the best interests of the yourself and other athletes
• Consistently promote positive aspects of the sport such as fair play and never condone rule violations or the use of prohibited or age-inappropriate substances
• Anticipate and be responsible for your own needs including being organised, having the appropriate equipment and being on time
• Inform your coach of any other coaching that you are seeking or receiving
• Always thank the coaches and officials who enable you to participate in athletics