Junior Academy training winter 2020/21

Dear member,

Normally at this time of year, we would be switching some of our Junior academy groups on Monday evenings to indoors at the University Sports Centre. This year, unfortunately, we do not have access to this facility and it would be difficult to run the necessary group sizes safely. So for this winter, we will continue meeting and training at the Wilberforce Road site.

With this in mind please can all parents to take note of the following:

1/ Send your child with appropriate clothing for the weather conditions, i.e. warm and waterproof clothing. Note, the coaches will ask athletes to leave if they are not deemed to be equipped for the weather.

2/ In the case of inclement weather we may have to cancel training sessions late on a Monday afternoon. When we need to do this, we will send emails to those registered so please check your email before setting off every week.

3/ Unfortunately, we don’t have access to the pavilion for anything other than lavatories, so there is nowhere to shelter for parents or athletes.

None of this makes for an ideal winter season but by being careful we hope we’ll be able to continue offering high-quality training as often as the weather allows. We will continue to use the track booking system on the website as previously.

Thank you for your attention.


The Junior Academy team