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Our full coaching sessions are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Tupton Sports College.
Our sessions are for 9 year olds and upwards.

Each session commences at 6:45pm, finishes at 8:15pm and costs £2.00.

An additional session is held during the winter from September on a Saturday morning for our Academy, 10.30-12. Please check for details.

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Fixtures 2011



Start Time

25th February Sportshall League - Queens Park Sports Centre 1.30pm
21st April YDL Lower - Spinkhill 11.30am
28th April Derbyshire Track & Field Mini League - Derby 10am
29th April YDL Upper - Middlesbrough 11.15am
5th June Northern League - Derby 11.30am
12/13th May County Champs - Nottingham tbc
19th May YDL Lower - Hull 11.30am
27th May YDL Upper - Sheffield 11.15am
2nd June Derbyshire Track & Field Mini League - Derby 10am
3rd June Northern League - Sheffield 11.30am
9th June County Schools Champs tbc
17th June YDL Lower - Rotherham 11.30am
30th June Derbyshire Track & Field Mini League - Derby 10am
1st July YDL Upper - Doncaster 11.15am
8th July Northern League - Lincoln 11.30am
21st July YDL Lower - Doncaster 11.30am
28th July Derbyshire Track & Field Mini League - Derby 10am
4th August Northern League - Rotherham 11.30am


Annual membership renewals have been due since the 1st Jan, thank you to all of you who have already renewed. The UKA Rules for Competition which came into effect on 1 April 2016 mean that if your registration is not up to date you will be unable to compete. England Athletics have worked with UKA to provide guidance regarding the important changes relating to compulsory athlete registration in competitions held under UKA Rules. With regards to athlete registration it is important athletes (and parents of younger athletes) take responsibility for their role in ensuring their club registration is up to date. Further information for athletes is available at Our membership renewal form can be found in the 'Membership' tab of this website, alternatively they are available at training.

Club News and Athlete Success


Ella Barrett took 400m bronze at the BUCS indoor champs which were held on the 17/18th Feb at the EIS in Sheffield. Ella got progressively quicker after winning her heat, then finishing 2nd in her semi final, finishing the final with a time of 55.78secs which is a club record. Another athlete setting a club record time was Campbell Menzies who ran 4:07.82 for 5th in his heat of the 1500m. (20/2/18)


Sunday 25th Feb will see the last of this winter's 6 Derbyshire Sportshall league matches at Queens Park Sports Centre. The first event is at 1.30pm so please meet our team managers (Angie for the u11's, Jo the u13's & Shane for the u15's) in the cafe area before 1.15. It's free to compete, the club pays your £4 entry fee! (18/2/18)


Our Saturday morning sessions are running until 24th March. This coming Saturday, Feb 24th, we will be focussing on the 4 jumps events so if you fancy giving any of them a go please come down for a 10.30 start. Please also note that from the week commencing 12th March all training will be taking place outside, as will our session on Tuesday 27th Feb. (18/2/18)


Congratulations to Derbyshire who finished 2nd overall at the East Midlands final in Grantham on 11th Feb. The club were well represented with Lottie Hall a winner in the Balance Test (BT) and was also 11th in the Vertical Jump (VJ) for the u11 girls who were runners up. Also in the u11’s was Isabelle Fellows with two 2nd places in the Chest Push (CP) & Speed Bounce (SB), Melissa Humphreys was 3rd in the CP, Evelyn Sas =5th in the SB & 6th in the Standing Triple Jump and Nyah Horsley was 5th in the Standing Long Jump (SLJ) & =6th in the Javelin.

Hannah Moody was also a winner in the 4 Lap race for the u13’s, she was also 5th in the VJ. Missy Briddon was 3rd in the SLJ & Lily Baines 8th in the Shot with the team second. In the u13 boys, who were 3rd, Reuben Sas was =2nd in the SB, Thomas Marriott 3rd in the 4 Lap, Ben Pitts & Ollie Gratton 4th & 5th in the Shot with James Foot 7th in the SLJ. Leah Proctor was =2nd in the 2 Lap, =3rd in the VJ & 7th in the Shot for the u15 girls who finished second. The u15 boys team won their age group with Luke Ambrosioni 5th in the 2 Lap & SLJ and also =6th in the SB. The u11 boys finished 3rd with Nathanael Gaskin 4th in the SLJ, Max Marriott =6th in the SB & 7th in the CP, Joe Streets 7th in the Javelin, Matthew Drew 11th in the VJ and Callum Stowell 12th in the BT. (13/2/18)


Congratulations to Will Foot who retained his Northern u15 pole vault title at the EIS, Sheffield on 4th Feb. Will won the competition with his first jump and went on to clear 3.10m. (4/2/18)


The Club will celebrate the 40th anniversary of its founding in 1978 with a grand reunion for all who have been connected with the Club, to be held at Chesterfield Panthers RUFC Clubhouse, 2012 Dunston Road, Chesterfield, S41 9BF from 2 - 6pm on Sunday 24 June 2018. (4/2/18)


We have now published a full fixture list for the outdoor season which you can find on our website/mobile site. The Mini League is for all athletes in the u11, u13 & u15 age groups, the YDL Lower is for selected athletes in the u13 & u15 age groups, YDL Upper is for u17/20 athletes and the Northern League for selected u17, u20 & Senior athletes. (30/1/18)


Match 5, on Sun 28th Jan, saw our first win of this winter’s Sportshall League and there was a League Record in the u13 girls 4 Lap event for Hannah Moody. Hannah also won the 2 Lap & Vertical High Jump (VHJ) where Missy Briddon was 3rd. In the u13 boys events Ben Pitts won the Shot with Oliver Gratton 3rd, Thomas Marriott was 2nd in the 4 Lap & 3rd in the 2 Lap and Samuel Rhodes was runner up in the VHJ. Leah Proctor won the u15 girls 2 Lap, was 2nd in the VHJ & teamed up with Faith Gardiner-Gill for 3rd in the 8 Lap Parlauf and Rhianna Keighley was 2nd in the Shot. Josh Rowland & Luke Ambrosioni were 1-2 in the u15 boys Shot, Luke won the Standing Triple Jump (STJ) with Josh in 3rd, James Douglas was 3rd in the 2 Lap and he then teamed up with Alex Hodgson for 2nd in the 8 Lap Parlauf. For the u11 boys there were wins for Zane Noel & Seth Lowe in the VHJ & STJ respectively, Nathanael Gaskin was 2nd in the 2 Lap event and in the Chest Push (CP) Max Marriott & Nathanael were 2nd & 3rd respectively. Lottie Hall won the u11 girls VHJ & came 3rd in the STJ and Melissa Humphreys & Isabelle Fellows were 2nd & 3rd in the CP. (30/11/18)


The club's u17 men finished 6th at the Northern Cross Country Champs in Leeds on 27th Jan. The team consisted of Will Tighe in 16th, Ewan Spencer 50th, Jacob Buckley 74th & Jacob Cousins 81st. Also in the race were Alex Kirkland & Michael Brown in 98th & 99th respectively. Our u15 boys team of Tom Spencer (18th), Joe Currie (33rd), Sam Allen (67th) & Yusuf Izhac (107th) finished in 7th place with Isaac Helps in 116th & Harry Cocking 174th. Louise Cocking was 31st in the u17 women's race with Rebecca Hattersley 92nd, Jasmin Greveson was 91st in the u15 girls, Thomas Marriott 132nd in the u13 boys race with Lyz Evans 380th in the senior women's event. (27/1/18)


We're looking for somebody to collate results at our YDL Lower match at Spinkhill on Saturday 21st April. There's a results programme to download and team sheets are also given in advance of the match then on the day it's a matter of making any alterations then inputting the results from each event. For anybody who can spare an afternoon and is interested in helping the club please speak to Frank Gorman or drop him an email on (21/1/18)


For all of those in the u13-17 age groups who are interested in this years mini marathon (which in on 22nd April) the trial race is to be held in Leicester on 4th March. An entry form can be found here; (18/1/18)


The Midlands Championships shot put competition was held at the Loughborough Students open meeting on 13th January where Aimee Fellows took 3rd place in the u20 women’s event with a best throw of 9.09m. (15/1/18)


At the final match of 4 of this years league, held at Wollaton Park, Nottingham on 13 Jan, Will Tighe took the u17 men's race leading the team home to first on the day & the team to overall winners. On the day Ewan Spencer was 6th, Jacob Buckley 10th & Jacob Cousins 11th. The u15 boys were also winners of the team prize on the day & overall; Tom Spencer was 4th, Joe Currie 6th, Sam Allen 9th, Yusuf Izhac 19th & Finlay Grant 38th. Louise Cocking was 4th in the u17 women's race, Jasmin Greveson 10th in the u15 girls & Lyz Evans 131st in the seniors. In the overall individual standings Louise Cocking was 2nd in the u17 women's standings, Sam Allen was 3rd in the u15 boys as was Will Tighe in the u17 men's. (14/1/18)


Oliver Dakin took the u17 men's 60m Hurdles title at the Northern indoor u17/20/senior Champs, held at the EIS in Sheffield on 13/14th Jan, in a pb time of 8.40 secs. Ollie was also 5th in his heat of the 60m with Will Prime 8th in his heat of the 60m in a pb. Alicia Barrett took the senior 60m Hurdles title & also finished 6th in the 60m final. In the senior women's 200m final Ella Barrett was 4th following a 4th place finish in her 60m semi final. In the u17w pole vault Lois Green was 7th in a huge pb of 2.90m.

The previous weekend saw the English indoor multi events champs where Mark Beer was 17th overall & 4th in the senior men's Northern Heptathlon. (14/1/18)


Held at Shipley Park, Heanor on 6th Jan the event saw domination by our u17 men who, led by Will Tighe's victory, finished 1st & 2nd in the team standings. The A team was completed by fellow individual medallists Alex Ediker who took Silver & Ewan Spencer with Bronze, the B team of Jacob Buckley (7th), Jacob Cousins (9th) & Alex Kirkland (12th) were the runners up. There was also a team win for our u15 boys led by Silver medallist Tom Spencer, Joe Currie who took Bronze and Sam Allen in 8th. Our B team were 5th with our other finishers Yusuf Izhac 14th, Isaac Helps 16th, Finlay Grant 20th & Harry Cocking 27th. Louise Cocking took Bronze in the u17 womens race where Faith Clark was 7th. Keyon Greveson was 7th in the u13 boys race with the team finishing in 5th place, Thomas Marriott was 19th, Matt Wood 28th & Daniel Bennett 29th. Jasmin Greveson was 6th in the u15 girls race, Macy Helps 10th in the u11 girls, Lyz Evans was 52nd in the senior race and Breesha Ward was 20th u13 girl. (6/1/18)


Congratulations to Alicia Barrett who has been added to the Team England athletics squad for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia which run from the 4th to the 15th April. Alicia will compete in the 100m Hurdles. (6/1/18)


The final match of this years Mini XC League was held at Moorways on 9th December and saw our u15 boys team take the overall title with Sam Allen taking the 2nd individual overall. In the u15 girls Jasmin Greveson took 3rd place overall. Our top finishers overall in the other age groups were Tom Marriott an agonising 4th in the u13 boys, Macy Helps 6th in the u11 girls and Matt Wood 12th in the u11 boys. On the day the club finished third cementing our 3rd place overall in the league. The u15 boys took the team win on the day with Sam Allen in 2nd, Tom Spencer 4th & Joe Currie 5th and Jasmin Greveson placed 3rd in the u15 girls race. Full results of all matches will be published on the County Website. (12/12/17)


Held in Mansfield on 4th November the club had 6 teams in action led by the u15 boys team of Sam Allen, Joe Currie & Oscar Cousins who were 26th with our B team of Harry Cocking, Isaac Helps & Yusuf Izhac in 85th. In 33rd place were our u17 men's A team of Will Tighe, Jacob Buckley & Elliott Meylan with our C team of Alex Ediker, Harry Mustafa and Mikey Broomhead finishing in 49th ahead of the B team of Alex Kirkland, Michael Brown & Jacob Cousins in 52nd. Louise Cocking, Faith Clark & Rebecca Hattersley combined for 61st in the u17 women's race. (5/11/17)


Sat 7 Oct saw this years ERRA road relays event take place at Sutton Park, Birmingham. The club had 4 teams in action with our u15 boys A team of Dan Brown, Sam Allen & Joe Currie finish 18th out of the 75 finishing teams, our B team of Oscar Cousins, Finlay Grant & Tom Spencer were 45th. In the u17’s race Will Tighe, Elliott Meylan and Alex Kirkland combined to finish 25th with our B team of Jacob Cousins, Ewan Spencer & Jacob Buckley in 43rd place. (12/10/17)


Held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on 29th September the England Athletics East Midlands Volunteer Awards saw Rebecca Conway win the Young Volunteer (14-25) award. Rebecca, 18, has been coaching in the Academy for the last couple of years as well as officiating for the club and helping out with team management, she's done all of this alongside still being a competing athlete. Official of the Year went to Gordon Staines who has been associated with the club for 30 years and has gone on to become one of the UK's top Starters and has worked at both the 2012 Olympics and this years World Champs in London. Details of their nominations can be found here; (updated 7/10/17)


Congratulations to Will Tighe who finished in 8th place running for England in the u17 men’s race at the Junior Home Countries International on 16 September in Peebles, Scotland. England won the u17 race and the overall title. (21/9/17)


The club was well represented at the event held at Sportcity, Manchester on 16th September with our u15 boys team of Oscar Cousins, Tom Spencer & Sam Allen, combining to finish 10th with our B team of Finlay Grant, Isaac Helps & Harry Cocking coming in 35th. Our u17 women’s team of Louise Cocking, Faith Clark & Lily Barnes were an excellent 16th. In 20th place were our u17 men’s team of Alex Kirkland, Jacob Buckley & Elliott Meylan. Michael Brown was our only runner in the u17 men’s B team as due to injuries and an international call up we weren’t able to field a full team. (21/9/17)


The weekend of 19/20th August saw the area champs take place for athletes in the u15/17 age groups. At the Northern Champs in Leigh, near Wigan, Oliver Dakin took a Silver medal in the u17m 100mH (he also took 4th place in his heat of the 100m). Bronze was won by Lauren Hill in the u17w Hammer where Natasha Hill was 10th. Lauren returned on the Sunday to take 5th in the Javelin where Rebecca Wardle was 8th. In the u15 girls Pole Vault there was a 4th place finish for Lois Green and Lydia Cresswell took 5th place in the u17w 80mH. Aimee Fellows competed in the Midland Champs at Nuneaton and was rewarded with a pb and 4th place in the u17w Shot. (22/8/17)


Alicia Barrett took to the track for the 100m Hurdles at the London Stadium today, having won European Junior silver in Grosseto, Italy, just last month. The 19-year-old finished eighth in the first heat but was delighted to have the opportunity to race in her first major senior competition, even if her performance wasn’t as she had hoped. “I didn’t really drive out and I think I hit a few hurdles. But I did enjoy it though, which doesn’t normally happen when I do so bad,” said Barrett, who clocked 13.42. “We never thought of doing this at the start of the year so to get invited was a bit of a shock....It was nice to be in the stadium.” (11/8/17)


Having won the previous 3 matches we were already assured of a top 2 place in the Upper YDL (u17/20's) but knew that a place in the top 3 on 23rd July would secure the title. Our athletes duly delivered with a 2nd place finish on the day meaning we took the title by 2 points. There were triple wins for Jak Smith (discus, high jump & shot), Oliver Dakin (100, 200 & 100H) and Lauren Hill (hammer, jav & discus) and a double for Todd Webster (long jump & pole vault). Morgan Higginson won the u17w 100m, Lydia Cresswell the 80H, Louise Cocking the 1500m & Rebecca Conway and Joe Houghton the u20 & u17 vaults respectively. Jacob Cousins & Michael Brown won the a & b 1500m steeplechase, Aimee Fellows & Hannah Whyatt did likewise in the shot as did Eloise Jones & Lauren Wheelwright in the triple jump. There were pb's for Mikey Broomhead in the 1500m & Natasha Hill in the javelin and Aaron Jones picked up a couple of b string wins. (24/7/17)


On the last day of the European u20 Champs Ella Barrett ran the third leg for the Bronze medal winning British team. Ella took the baton in 2nd place & briefly took the lead before handing over in 2nd place again. The time for the team was 3:33.68. (23/7/17)


Congratulationa to our British u20 record holder Alicia Barrett who took the Silver medal in the 100m Hurdles final in Grosseto, Italy in a time of 13.28 secs, her fastest of the three rounds. Alicia, who has been named the British team captain, had kicked off her bid for glory with a win in her heat in a time of 13.37 seconds then won her semi final in 13.41.

For those who don't know who Ella & Alicia are they started at the club as 9 year olds, in our last year at Queens Park Annexe, and began in our Academy. As they progressed they moved into Dan Duke's sprint/hurdles group and he steered them to a number of national accolades. With heading off to university the girls have now moved to train in Sheffield with Toni Minichiello who was Jessica Ennis's coach. (23/7/17)


Elsbeth Grant smashed her 3000m pb, at the ESAA Champs in Birmingham on 7/8 July, for 6th place in the Inter girls in a time of 9:52.48. Will Foot also set a pb with 3.15m to finish =6th in the Junior boys Pole Vault. Lauren Hill finished a fine 6th in the Inter girls Hammer with a best throw of 51.44m. Alex Ediker just missed out on the Inter boys 1500m final with his time of 4:06.84 good enough for fifth in his heat. Also in the Inter boys, Oliver Dakin was 6th in his heat of the 100m Hurdles & Inter girl Emma Botham was 11th in the Discus with a best throw of 35.55m. (8/7/17)


Alicia Barrett showcased that she is shaping up well for the European Junior Championships after she set a blistering British junior record over the 100m hurdles on the second day of the England U20 Championships in Bedford. Alicia, who is currently ranked first in Europe at u20 level, clearly meant business from the word go, breaking her own British record of 13.15 in an immaculately executed heat in 13.07 (+0.5) before matching her record in the final into a -0.8 headwind. (18/6/17)


Making his international debut Alex Ediker finished 8th in the SIAB Home Countries helping the England team to a win over the Irish, Welsh & Scottish schools teams at the event in Margam Park, Port Talbot, Wales on Saturday 25 March. (26/3/17)


Alicia Barrett twice broke the British Junior record en-route to the final in the 60m Hurdles at the England Athletics Champs at the EIS on 26th Feb. The old record stood at 8.22 seconds which was set in 1986 by double Olympian Lesley-Ann Skeete, Alicia beat this with 8.20secs in her heat and then 8.19 in her semi final. Alicia went on to win the final in 8.25 secs. Alicia started athletics in our Academy at the age of 9 and has gone onto compete nationally & internationally winning many titles. Oliver Dakin also competed, breaking his pb and the club record running 8.83 secs for 5th place in his heat of the u17 mens 60m Hurdles. (26/2/17)


Our very own Frank Gorman was awarded the prestigious Services to Athletics award at the annual England Athletics East Midland region ceremony held at the Quorn Hotel near Loughborough on Friday 21st October. Frank received this accolade not only for his work for the club over the last 30+ years as an official, team manager, coach, Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary and so many other jobs too numerous to mention but also his work in the old National Junior League as well as having been Chair of the Northern Athletics League. Frank has also officiated to national level and at UK hosted international meetings. Frank was also instrumental in the club this year receiving the Queens Award for volunteering so it is only fitting that he should gain recognition for his Services to Athletics. (23/10/16)


The Club has received the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, which is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK for outstanding work done in their local communities for the benefit of others. The annual Award – the equivalent of an MBE – was created by Her Majesty in 2002 to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of her Coronation. Derbyshire only awards two per year, and we are the first athletics club to receive one. The Club was able to demonstrate that it currently had 30 volunteers undertaking over 50 roles between them; some of whom had been involved for over 37 years since the Club's formation in 1978. (2/6/16)


Congratulations to Mark Beer who took the Bronze medal in the Men’s over 35 Pentathlon at the European Masters Indoor Championships on 30th March. Mark scored 3292 points and his 1.93m high jump puts him at the top of the M35 UK rankings. (14/4/16)


Congratulations to Cathy Booth who took a silver medal at the Cerebral Palsy Sport World Games which were held in Nottingham on the 6th-16th August 2015. Competing in the F37 Javelin Cathy threw 14.46m which is just short of her pb of 14.90m which she set earlier in 2015. (16/9/15)