The youngest you can become a member is 9yrs (if you are in school year 5), there is no upper age limit. There is currently a waiting list for the U11, U13, U15 and U17 age groups. You can contact the New Members/Waiting List Secretary for information about joining the Club using the form on the right. If new members in the U13 age group have no previous athletics or sports experience please let us know so that they can be placed in an appropriate training group.
Athlete’s medical information
Would all athlete’s or their parents please notify the club of any changes to their medical information. You can do this using the Athlete medical info
Current Membership Fee
The current membership fees are shown on the membership form here Membership Form 2017 . Use the form on the right to get in touch with the New Members/Waiting List Secretary.
The Club has specific policies relating to Junior athletes.
Our junior section is open to all 9 (who are also in school year 5) -18 year-olds with an interest in athletics. We provide training, coaching and competition in Track & Field and cross-country events. Regardless of abilities and experience, enthusiasm and a willingness to learn is key.
Training sessions are held on Monday and Wednesdays throughout the year. See the Training and Venues page for more information. All our coaches (see Coach details 4.4.17 ) have experience coaching young athletes and most are fully qualified and DBS checked.
The Club Welfare Officers are responsible for ensuring that our child protection policy is implemented. Use the form to the right of this page to let the Welfare Officer know of any concerns.
To help develop our junior section, we would be delighted to hear from any parents, relatives or family friends who are keen to get more involved. We particularly welcome any interests in coaching, officiating at matches, or simply lending a hand on training nights. Use the enquiry form to get in touch with the Club Secretary if you would like to help.
Shrewsbury Athletic Club recognises the trust that parents/carers place in us and accept the responsibility to provide a duty of care for young people whilst at the club.
Joining the junior section of Shrewsbury Athletic Club is an important step in a young person’s athletic career.
Shrewsbury Athletic Club is committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for children and young people to practice athletics.
We will do this by:
1. Recognising that all children and young people have the right to freedom from abuse.
2. Ensuring that all our staff and volunteers are carefully selected and accept responsibility for helping to prevent the abuse of children in their care.
3. Responding swiftly and appropriately to all suspicions and allegations of abuse, providing parents and children with the opportunity to voice any concern they may have.
4. Appointing a Welfare Officer who will take specific responsibility for child safety and act as the main point of contact for parents, children and outside agencies.
5. Ensuring access to confidential information is restricted to the Welfare Officer or appropriate external authorities.
Classification is an integral part of athletics for disabled athletes which enables fair competition amongst all competitors. Once an athlete has a national classification they will be issued with a British Athletics Card confirming the classification group(s). For information about classification and competition opportunities use this link to England Athletics.
Competition for Transplant Athletes
Anyone who has had a major organ transplant is eligible to compete as a Transplant athlete. For more information use this link to Transplant Sport UK.
Where does your fee get spent?
Transport to and from most meetings/races, venue hire, track fees, affiliation fees, administration fees and insurance to name a few things!
Equity Policy Statement
This club is committed to ensuring that equity is incorporated across all aspects of its development. In doing so it acknowledges and adopts the following Sport England definition of sports equity:
Sports equity is about fairness in sport, equality of access, recognising inequalities and taking steps to address them. It is about changing the culture and structure of sport to ensure it becomes equally accessible to everyone in society.
The club respects the rights, dignity and worth of every person and will treat everyone equally within the context of their sport, regardless of age, ability, gender, race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexuality or social/economic status.
The club is committed to everyone having the right to enjoy their sport in an environment free from threat of intimidation, harassment and abuse.
All club members have a responsibility to oppose discriminatory behaviour and promote equality of opportunity.
The club will deal with any incidence of discriminatory behaviour seriously, according to club disciplinary procedures.
Click here to view the club’s Equity Statement
Club Constitution and Code of Conduct
To view a copy of the Club’s constitution - click here Club Rules and Constitution.
The Club has adopted a Code of Conduct – click here to view Club Code of Conduct.