Junior Development group: age usually from 11 years (school years 6 to 8)
All new members over the age of 11 and selected existing members under 11 will join the Development Group.
The group is a follow-on from the Induction Group and the emphasis is still on enjoyment of athletics and the opportunity to sample a wide range of athletics activities. However, athletes in this group are expected to take part in fitness training, as this will usually improve their overall performance and prepare them for the next group.
Training location, days and times:
Winter – (mid September – March) – indoor training in the lower sports hall of The Thomas Hardye School – Wednesday 7:30 to 8:30 pm.
Summer (April – mid September) – outdoor training on the grass athletics track at The Thomas Hardye School – Wednesday 6:30 to 8:00 pm providing the weather is dry or there is only light rain. Training moves indoors to the Lower Sports Hall in the event of heavy rain.