Information for Parents
Under 13s The fixture list for competitions for under 13s can be found in the clubhouse. The document details the various events that under 13s can compete at for the club and contains the tear off slip for parents to return to coach Ruth Worthington.
Under 11s The under 11 group is all about the children having fun, increasing their skills and developing their fitness which will help to increase their confidence. The best way to improve a child’s confidence is for them to participate in the various events that are held throughout the year. These events are also a good way for the children to meet new people and develop a good team spirit. Here are the main events that are available throughout the year:
- Cheshire League (Track and Field) which are held April – September
- Red Rose League (Cross Country) which are held October – December
- Sports Hall Competition which are held November – January
There are many others available which include club events and championships. All events require the athlete to wear the club vest. Speak to your coach for more details.
Cheshire League is for children age 9 and over and the competitions are held on a Sunday. Please speak to any of the under 11 coaches for more information.
Red Rose League is cross country for children age 8 and over, helping to increase a child’s stamina.
Sports Hall League is for children age 9 and above and keeps the children fit and keeps their speed during the winter months.
Mini-League Competition Bury hold a Mini League competitions every May, June and July usually held the second Wednesday of the month. It is suitable for children 7 years of age and over to take part in a competition in a fun environment.
Summer Camp The club works with Jo’s Sports Services to provide a summer camp during the summer holiday season. For more information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Track and Field competition for Under 11’s shall be confined to competitors who are aged 10 or 11 on the 31st August within the Competition Year. Cross Country competitions for Under 11’s shall be confined to competitors who are aged 8, 9 or 10 on 31st August prior to the commencement of the Competition Year. Sports Hall Competitions for Under 11’s, Under 13’s and Under 15’s. Road Running competitions for Under 13’s shall be confined to competitors who are age 11 on the day of competition, or 12 on 31st August prior to the commencement of the Competition Year. The Competition Year for Road Running Events shall be from 1st September each year to the following 31st August. The Competition Year for all other disciplines shall be from 1st October each year to the following 30th September.
Can You Help?
We are always on the lookout for helpers, especially at the events we organise and compete in. If you can help with officiating at Track and Field events but feel you lack the experience please contact either Jean Simpson is our most experienced Track official. She can show you how things work and Helen the club secretary can even arrange attendance at an England Athletics officials course for field officials, track judges and timekeeper. Due to the increase in demand of children wanting to join our athletic club we have had to start a waiting list. The club really do not like having to do this and to help the club clear and remove the waiting list. We need your help as volunteers this can be eyes and ears watching for behaviour or do you fancy becoming a athletic coach? If you can offer any assistance, especially with the younger groups, on training nights please see Ken Smith at the track.
CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PARENTS
The UKA Code of Conduct for Parents, which has been adopted by Bury AC, can be accessed by clicking on this link: