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2021 MEMBERSHIPS

For 2021 our membership renewals have been reduced to £20 in view of the already shortened training year and the lack of opportunities for members during 2020. Please note that this is only for those who paid a membership in 2020.

Forms can be downloaded from the Membership page of this website.

Your memberships will be due once we return to training, which we hope will be w/c 29th March. We will announce training details as soon as it is confirmed whether Tupton Hall school will be available to us.

2021 TRACK & FIELD FIXTURES

We may currently be in a period of enforced inactivity, however, a number of leagues that the club competes in have announced fixtures, beginning from the end of April. For a full list of fixtures as they currently stand please check out our Events Calendar. Please note that the fixtures are subject to change.

OFFICIALS COURSE

The club has secured funding to be able to pay for a number of club members aged 14 and over, as well as parents, to attend an online officials course. Details of the course can be found at the following link;

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10159126823764446&id=54664914445&__tn__=%2As%2As-R

If you would like to attend this course then please contact us at membershipscdac@gmail.com so that we can make arrangements to get you enrolled. To complete the qualification there is a requirement to officiate at 4 events (that could be to help out at 1 event in a day at school or club events).

FREE COACHING COURSE

This is a message for any club members aged 14 or over. The club has secured some funding to be able to pay for an online coaching course for a number of individuals. Details of the Leading Athletics course can be found here; https://www.englandathletics.org/coaching/qualifications/leading-athletics/

This course is being run every couple of weeks, the next one is in the evenings of 12th & 14th Jan. If you would like to sit this course then please contact us at membershipscdac@gmail.com so that we can make arrangements to get you enrolled. There is no expectation for anyone to do any coaching unless you wanted to assist in our Academy.

TRAINING SUSPENDED

In line with the new national lockdown all training is suspended until further notice. We will announce details of when we will resume on this website and on our Facebook page.

ACADEMY TRAINING - W/C 4th JANUARY

Please note our new training times of 6.30 until 8pm.

We continue to work within the Government and England Athletics guidelines, therefore, we have a number of questions that you must answer when requesting a space. We are also limited with regards to the numbers of athletes we can coach. Before you request a space please read the following terms of training and indicate in your email that you have read and understand them;

•Your child is free from a raised temperature, persistent cough or any other symptoms linked to Covid-19 and is fit and healthy to take part in an athletics training session,

•Your child is free from a raised temperature, persistent cough or any other symptoms linked to Covid-19 and is fit and healthy to take part in an athletics training session,

•Your child has not knowingly been in close proximity to a person with Covid-19 or showing symptoms of it,

•Your child has not been sent home from school so should be self-isolating,

•Your child has not returned, within the last 10 days, from a country which requires a period of self-isolation upon return,

•Should your child show any symptoms of Covid-19 following the session or have a positive Covid-19 test you will inform us immediately at the below email address or call Jon Baker on 07801 504 246.

In your email we will require the Athletes Name and very importantly an Emergency Contact Number. We will then confirm IF you have a space or not on the evening before the session. For parents wishing to remain and view our sessions please remain on the grassed bank between the floodlit football pitches and the track.

For those who wish to register for our sessions with the Academy on Tues 5th and/or Thurs 7th January please email the below address by 2pm on Mon 4th & Wed 6th respectively. You may request a space for both sessions at the same time, however, we would need this by Monday's deadline.

membershipscdac@gmail.com

Please do not try to book spaces for any other sessions at this time, there may be a different registration process or details may change.

TRAINING RESUMPTION

The club will be resuming it's sessions on Tuesday 5th January, however, in line with government guidance it will only be for those under the age of 18 whilst we remain in Tier 4. This does include those who were under 18 on 31/8/20.

With the exception of the Academy, coaches are making their own arrangements with their groups. Please do not attend without checking with your coach beforehand as we have to stick to strict guidelines with regards to group sizes. We will have no access to any indoor facilities, please make your way directly to the track.

For those unsure of their coach's contact details please email us at membershipscdac@gmail.com

We will advertise details of how to book onto Academy sessions every weekend.

ENGLAND ATHLETICS REGIONAL VOLUNTEER AWARDS

Congratulations to Jo Wain who has been named the East Midlands Coach of the Year for 2020 for his work with the club’s throws group. To view more details about why Jo was named this year’s winner visit the England Athletics website at; https://www.englandathletics.org/athletics-and-running/news/east-midlands-regional-volunteer-awards-winners-and-runners-up/

The club was well represented at the virtual awards ceremony as Shane Proctor was the runner-up in the Volunteer of the Year category.

2019/20 AWARDS

Around this time of year we’d normally be hosting our annual presentation evening. Unfortunately this year that’s not possible, however, a number of competitions did go ahead over the 2019/20 winter season and we’d like to recognise those individuals who excelled in a virtual presentation. To do this we are announcing the top 3 points scorers in the Derbyshire Sportshall League along with our Endurance awards; Most Improved, Best Mini League performance & Best XC performance.

The Best Endurance Performance goes to Will Tighe who in his first year as an U20 finished 25th in the UK Inter Counties which were held in Loughborough on 7th March 2020, Will was also the leading Derbyshire athlete in the race. Will was also the club’s leading finisher at the English National XC Champs in Feb where he finished 34th.

Finlay Grant, a joint winner of our Most Improved Endurance athlete in 2019, is our sole recipient in 2020. The previous year Fin finished in 2nd placed U15 in the North Mids XC league, however, at the end of this winter’s season he had won the U17’s in his first year in the age group. Fin was also our top placed finisher at the English School XC Champs in 94th place and he was 14th in the Northern Championships.

We will start our roundup of last winter’s action in the Derbyshire Sportshall league with the U11’s where the boys won their section and the club took the overall title ahead of AVEAC. Our top points scorers for the girls were Penny Blant in 3rd place, Chloe Staniland in 2nd and our winner was Ellie Oscroft. For the boys there was a 3rd place for Tyler Booth, in second was Mackenzie Crowther with Ezra Adetunji in first place. Our u15 girls also won their age group with our top 3 points scorers being Freya Lowe in 3rd place, Alicia Proctor was our runner up with Hannah Moody the winner. For the boys Gracjan Mazurek was our winner with Josh Turkington in 2nd & Ben Fogden 3rd. Our u13 girls and boys won their sections in Sportshall league. Our top 3 points scorers for the boys were JJ Bonsu in 3rd place, Nathanael Gaskin was the runner up and our winner was Max Marriott. For the girls our top points scorer was Charlotte Staniland, Lottie Hall was 2nd with Izzy Fellows in 3rd place. Well done to all of the athletes who turned out and scored the valuable points which led to us being crowned the league champions.

Over the 3 matches in the Mini League Cross Country we finished in 6th place with their being some excellent individual performances. The winner of our Best Performance in this league goes to Macy Helps who was 6th overall in the u13 girls section.