ABOUT THE CLUB
The Club is based at Abbey View next to the modern and well equipped Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre. The track is close to the centre of St. Albans, at the bottom of Holywell Hill. We are very lucky to be in full view of St. Albans Abbey in the beautiful Verulamium Park which provides an alternative training ground for long distance and endurance sessions.
Our club’s main emphasis is on our younger athletes who compete in the Eastern Young Athletes League (EYAL) and the Hertfordshire under 13’s trophy. We combine with our sister club St. Albans Striders, in the Southern Athletics League (for athletes age 17 and over), and the Vets’ League during the summer. In the winter we compete in the Chiltern Cross Country League which is for the younger athletes as well as the seniors and take teams to County and National events.
We have an extensive team of dedicated qualified coaches covering all events including Track and Field, Cross Country and Road Running.
On the officials’ side we have had numerous parents who have taken UKA qualifications. Their presence is requested all over the region and we are constantly on the lookout for new parents to get involved with officiating. All of our coaches, officials and general helpers are DBS checked.
We positively encourage parental involvement at all levels and encourage them to take part in the courses for officials and coaches which UKA hold throughout the year. Our subscriptions are extremely competitive and are inclusive of the two main weekly sessions.
The Club adopts the following codes of conduct from England Athletics and we expect anyone involved in the club to abide by the rules outlined in the following documents:
- Code of Conduct for Coaches
- Code of Conduct for Team Managers
- Code of Conduct for Athletes
- Code of Conduct for Parents
Additionally has its own set of Club Rules and it is essential that all athlete are made aware of these and agree to abide by them.
The site contains information about the club, training sessions, forthcoming events and more. New athletes are always welcome; please visit the New Members page to find out more, or come down and join us in one of our training sessions!