Ashford Athletic Club
Welcome to Ashford Athletic Club one of Kents best athletics clubs. The club offers coaching and competition in a range of athletics events for all abilities and ages from 11 years upwards.
We are based at the Julie Rose Stadium in Ashford, Kent. If you are interested in athletics, whatever your level, please contact us to arrange an induction.
New AAC Membership Form (2013)
The new membership form can now be found on the membership page of the website.
Ashford Leisure Trust Open Meeting 22nd May 2013
This competition will include the following events:
+wind 100m and 200m races – All races will be run with a following wind determined 2 hours before the competition starts so that athletes will benefit from a tailwind.
Steeplechase Development Races – Our open meetings with be offering 3 steeplechase races including a new 2 lap challenge and men’s/women’s 1500m races
400m – Need a time for the 400m? Then why not enter our open meeting?
Pre-enter online and pay on the day to save money by entering via www.justiming-live.co.uk/alt22.5.13.html
All races will be electronically timed and seeded on athletes current personal bests.
All results will be posted on the Power of 10 website.
For more information please contact Peter Le Rossignol on 01233 667125 or email email@example.com
Steeplechase Training: 8th and 15th May 2013 Julie Rose Stadium
Sessions suitable for athletes aged 13 and above. Will suit newcomers and more experienced athletes who wish to develop their steeplechase skills. All coaches welcome. Athletes will need to pay stadium admission fee. 6.30-8.00 pm
For more details please contact Stella Bandu England Athletics Area Coach Mentor on 07960371958 or email StellaAAC@aol.com or via her Facebook page COACH STELLA where you will find information for everyone interested in steeplechase.
Kent League Dates for 2013
The 2013 Kent Young Athletes League will take place on 14th April ( Norman Park) 12th May (Canterbury) 16th June ( Erith) and 21st July (Ashford). This league is for athletes in the under 13 and under 15 age groups. Team Managers for 2013 are Clive Prickett and Fiona Crawford.
Youth Development League Dates for 2013
This is a new league and replaces the UK Young Athletes League and National Junior League. For more information about the Youth Development League check out www.ukydl.org.uk.
For athletes in the under 13 and under 15 age groups there will be four matches. 4th May (Sutcliffe Park) 1st June (Bracknell) 22nd June (Ashford) and 13th July (K2 Crawley).
For athletes in the under 17 and under 20 age groups there are also four matches 28th April (Ashford) 2nd June (Lewis) 30th June (Sutton Valence School) and 28th July (Erith).
FREE transport for all away matches is provided for all athletes.
Southern Athletics League 2013
Ashford AC will be competing in the SAL Division 2 South for 2013; the league is for all athletes in the U17/U20/Senior and masters age groups. This season we are competing away in every match and should have a good chance of gaining promotion back to Division 1. The fixtures are outlined below:
Match 1 – Sat 20th April – Venue: Woking
Match 2 – Sat 18th May – Venue:Winchester
Match 3 – Sat 15th June – Venue:Brighton
Match 4 – Sun 14th July – Venue: Eltham
Match 5 – Sat 10th August – Venue: Andover
FREE transport for all matches is provided for all athletes. Please let Team Manager Peter Le Rossingnol know if you are up for competing this season and what events.
UKA Criminal Record Bureau Disclosure Process
For more information on the changes to the CRB process please
Cardiac Risk for Young People
There have been instances of young athletes suffering potentially fatal heart conditions without being aware that they are at risk. England Athletics would like to make you aware of a piece of work that has been undertaken by UKA.
Go to the ‘Competition’ page to find the full information and links to the UK Athletics guide.
Athlete’s Guide to University Athletics
Recognising a need to support young athletes who are making the move in to higher education, England Athletics are pleased to announce a new Athlete’s Guide to University Athletics, which has been produced by a small working group in the south including staff and volunteers. University_Guide_for_Athletes
Athletics faces a large drop-off in athletes around the ages of 18-23 (like many sports). Whilst the retention issues at this age group go wider than just university, it is hoped that the guidance and information provided will help to reduce that drop-off to some extent.
Click here for available volunteer posts.
ASHFORD athletes were in top form sweeping to a convincing win in the Sweatshop Southern Athletics League meeting at Winchester lifting five athlete of the match awards. There were seven double successes led by Gary Carr’s victory in the A 100m with George Huxley’s win in the B string and George also added the B [...]
Candy Hawkins was delighted with a season best 44:17 time in the Larkfield 10K race which placed her 11th in the women and fifth veteran overall in a field of 320 runners Dylan Jones was 43rd in the men with 41:54.
JADE CURTIS was one of the stars of Ashford AC’s second Kent Young Athlete meeting held at Canterbury. The talented young under-13 athlete won the A 70m hurdles in commanding style with 12.2 seconds and also took the A long jump with 4.92m in a fine double with Hannah Graham who won the B event [...]