track and field

TRACK AND FIELD FOR JUNIORS AND SENIORS

Open to our junior and senior athletes, track and field enables you to develop skills in running, jumping and throwing. Running events cover everything from sprints to long-distance events and hurdling, with jumping and throwing events covering things such as long and high jump through to javelin and discus.

Training

We train throughout the week concentrating on developing and working on different skills. Track and field sessions start at different times. Click the following buttons to see our training schedules.

JUNIOR TRAINING

 

SENIOR TRAINING

League Competitions

Wessex Young Athletes League

This is an ideal starter league for young athletes to compete in. Ages range from 11 years to u20. This league also includes QUADKIDS which is for our younger athletes 8 to 10 years of age who compete in 75m, 600m, Long Jump and Howler. Wessex and Quadkids are contested on the same day/venue and held on Sundays. There are four matches each during the summer months. For more information click the button below. 

WESSEX ATHLETICS


South West Leagu
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This league is for athletes from the age of 11 up to veteran level. There are four matches which are held on Sundays throughout the summer months. The programme of events alternates to cover the whole range of events for this broad age-range. For more information, click on the button below.

SOUTH WEST LEAGUE

Youth Development League (YDL)

In the YDL, we compete as part of Team Dorset which consists of three clubs: Poole AC, Wimborne AC and Dorchester AC. The league is split into two separate age groups: Lower (U13-U15) and Upper (U17-U20). Each age group competes in four matches on separate days/venues on Saturday and Sunday. Competition standards are a little higher in this league and athletes are selected from each of the four clubs based on their performance and confirmed availability. The team manager or coach will contact the athletes who have been chosen to participate. For more information, click on the button below.

YDL


Southern Athletics League

This league targets athletes aged 17 years up to veterans in five matches held on Saturdays. In this League again we compete as part of Team Dorset, which is a composite team of the three clubs, Poole AC, Wimborne AC and Dorchester AC. Senior specifications are used on both track and field. For more information, click on the button below.

SOUTHERN LEAGUE

Dorset Sportshall League

The Dorset Sporthall League is open to athletes from 8 to 14, (School Years 3 -9) in which there are 3 events covering Under 11’s Under 13’s and Under 15’s held during the winter training period. There is also a Sportshall County Championships held for the same age groups, with all of these in recent years being held at nearby Canford School. From this athletes can be selected to represent Dorset at the SW Spotshall Championships in Torbay with even the top county going on to compete at a National Championships in Birmingham.

DORSET SPORTSHALL

What Can I Expect?

Our track sessions take place at Ashdown Sports Centre, Canford Heath. Our coaches will train athletes for upcoming events and also to help you achieve your own goals.

Disciplines cover everything from sprints through to middle and long-distance as well as high and long jumping, discus, javelin and hurdling. Let’s not forget about relays too!

Junior athletes at Poole AC

Track and Field events

Upcoming events

Click the event you’re interested in for more information.

Please note: These lists will show upcoming events only. To see which events have passed, please see our events calendar and search by month.