Covid Update regarding Juvenile training
Juvenile training for ages 8-12 years old will hopefully restart in September dependent on the Government and AAI advice
It is hoped that Junior athletes ages 13-17 years old will restart some training at the end of June/start of July. Coaches will inform athletes when a restart is possible and it is again dependent on our ability to comply with Government and AAI advice.
Juveniles of all ages and standards are welcome in the Club. For those aged 8-12 (Primary school children), the training times are Monday and Wednesday at 18.30-19:30 in the grounds of Rathfarnham Castle. Please drop off and collect children from the castle grounds. Parking is available in the public car park adjacent to the Castle, along the Rathfarnham village bypass. Training is now also taking place on Saturday mornings on the Tallaght Athletics track, Tallaght village. All athletes should be there at the new time of 10:45am for a 11am start. Training finishes at 12am. This will be until the end of June.
Coaching Manager Adam Jones is a Fitness Professional Ireland Member, AAI Qualified Coach (Level 4) and was AAI National Coach of the year in 2007. He is supported by a team of experienced assistant coaches and all juveniles are well looked after. Please come down and try the sessions out.
Our junior athletes (14 to 19 years) prepare for both schools and club cross country championships over the months of September to January. At the end of January the focus changes to preparation for Track and Field (T&F) events. Our junior athletes compete in both schools and Club T&F championships.
We now have a thriving junior boys and girls section of the Club. Our junior athletes have been very successful in both schools and club competitions. We are a friendly club and all new members are warmly welcomed. We give all new members plenty of time to settle in before competing in races. Our junior athletes train as follows:
Tuesday 6:20PM - Loreto Park, beside Nutgrove SC, meeting at the clubhouse in the middle of the park.
Thursday 6:20PM - Rathfarnham WSAF AC clubhouse in Rathfarnham Village (The old court house)
Saturday 9:45AM, depending on interest, either the Tallaght AC track or Tymon Park for x-country.
Juveniles at a training session in Bushy Park recently (Click photo for more)