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 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:
The following groups train on Monday evenings:
October to March (Sports hall):
6pm-7pm - School Years 3, 4 & 5 (minimum age 8 years)
7pm-8pm - School Years 6 - 11
April to September (Sports field):
All ages 6pm-7.45pm
WE RETURN TO NORMAL TRAINING AFTER THE SUMMER BREAK ON MONDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER 2019
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 - 20 mins duration, with rests), as well as athletics-based games. Please click link for the Training Calendar.
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.
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.
Please click link to see the schedule of GP events that run throughout the year.
We award an Achiever of the Month Award to athletes who demonstrate attributes of athleticism, determination, focus, application to training, or other characteristics.
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.