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About The Junior Section

South Devon Athletics Club - Junior section is a friendly and welcoming athletics club. We train on Monday nights at Churston Ferrers Grammar School.

In the winter we go inside and use the sports hall. During the summer months we can normally be found training on the athletics field.  Follow the car park entrance at the front of the school around to the back (signage to Sports Hall) and you’ll find us there – inside or outside:

We also have a smaller group on Thursday evenings doing outdoor speed/endurance and steady pace running from Torbay Leisure Centre (meeting at the side of the Sports Centre / car park) at 6pm – session ending by 6.40pm.

The following groups train on Monday evenings:

October to March (Sports hall):
6pm-7pm - School Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 (years 6/7 may vary between the 2 groups)
7pm-8pm - School Years 6 / 7 to 13

April to September (Sports field):
All ages 6pm-7.45pm

​Note that we do not train during the school holidays.

Monday Training Activities in the sessions are varied from week to week including sprints and hurdles, general fitness / circuit training, plyometrics, high jump, long jump, javelin, shot put & endurance runs for ages 12+ (usually 15 to 20 mins duration, with rests), as well as athletics-based games.

Athletes should wear suitable training attire / trainers including a warm top (& waterproof when we are outdoors) & a water bottle.

The first couple of sessions are free trial / taster sessions, after which, if you wish to continue, completion of the membership form and annual fee payment is required, along with the term fee.

Fees are currently £15pa Annual Membership + 3 x £10 Term fees (payable at the start of each Term) to pay for hire of Churston venue and equipment. Note that Annual Membership fees are due to go up to £18pa from 1st April 2023.

We hold an intra-club Grand Prix competition during our training sessions – approx. one event per month.  Points are awarded within age groups (10 down to 1) for 1st to 10th places, and these are added together during the year (January to December), with the best six events counted to determine the winners.  Awards are then given at the annual SDAC Club awards night – usually in February/March, along with various other awards for juniors.

​The Club actively participates in the Sportshall League, Westward X Country League, and the Summer Track & Field events around Devon – Cornwall & Somerset occasionally. Participation at the events for the Club is actively encouraged whatever the ability and equally rewarded at the Annual Awards Night Ceremony.

The Club has developed a number of Regional level competitors recently and supports competitors to achieve at this level.

We also participate in the annual inter-clubs Pearson Cup, fought out between SDAC, Torbay, Newton Abbot, and Dartmouth athletic clubs, usually in July each year.

​Please contact Vince Langdon, to see if we have space in the group that you wish your child to join by emailing

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