Following last night's announcement that the Country is now reverting to Level 5 restrictions, this unfortunately means that all club training is now suspended until the end of January at least. Training is only now permitted individually and the 'beyond 5km' travel ban is re-imposed. People are allowed to meet with people from one other household in an outdoor setting when taking exercise. Whist the new restrictions imposed is sad news for us all, we would really like to encourage our athletes to keep active and stay positive - we will be back again hopefully soon!
We wish you and your families a Happy and Safe New Year, as we draw a very challenging 2020 to a close!
The coaches of some age groups may hold additional sessions but you will be notified of these via the relevant WhatsApp groups.
A quick reminder that as the evenings are drawing in, it is even more important that your child wears either a hi vis vest, or some type of reflective clothing that will improve their visibility to coaches under the track lighting. The club has a small supply of hi vis vests which we will hand out at the track on Wednesday evening (on a first come first serve basis). The children can keep these vests, there is no need to return them.
Training Update- 20th October 2020
Following yesterday's Government announcement on the move to Level 5 restrictions, we can confirm that "non-contact training can continue for school aged children outdoors in pods of 15".
We are delighted to be able to continue with our training sessions which have become so important for children, both for their physical and mental well being.
Update (21st October 2020) On reviewing the exceptions to the 5km rule, it clearly states that travel outside 5km is allowed "to take school age children to permitted training" - for sports and exercise. Therefore all our athletes are welcome to attend training under the current guidelines.
Next week is mid term, and we will continue with our training sessions over the school holidays. As next Monday is a bank holiday, we may have training at a slightly earlier time in the afternoon, but we will confirm this in the next couple of days.
Looking forward to seeing you at training tomorrow evening, 7pm!
Training Update- 11th October 2020:
Please can we ask our athletes to wear a high viz vest or top for evening sessions!
Please can you take note of the following important points as there are some changes to the evening training sessions since last year:
An Athlete Screening Form must be completed before every training session, and no later than one hour before the session. The screening form is found here.
If you child feels unwell, please do not send them to training. If your child starts to feel unwell at training we will call you to collect them.
Children must ensure they bring hand sanitiser with them to training, and use their own water bottles at training, no sharing is allowed.
A reminder that there are NO toilet facilities in the Park.
Training times starting Monday 14th September are as follows:
All Athletes must meet at the track at 7pm where they will need to find their coach and join their group. The coaches will record who attends training so please ensure that your child is on time.
There will be no mixing of age groups during training. Athletes will be in groups of 14, plus their coach.
Athletes will need to be collected from the track at 7.55pm sharp.
The coaches may ask for a parent volunteer to help with social distancing or take attendance in their group, please do offer assistance if asked.
We are very pleased to announce that the club has some brand new portable lights that will be used around the track on the dark winter evenings. This will allow us to continue to train at the track throughout the winter season. Because these lights are portable, we will need some help from parents taking them to the track and assembling them (which is easy to do) - but more on that to follow in due course.
* Training will now finish 5 minutes early at 7.55pm. Children will assemble at the long jump area and be collected from there. This will help us ensure children are all accounted for and collected, before we start to dissemble the lights.