ACADEMY (8-11 years)
MONDAYS 6-6.45pm or 7-8pm
The Academy up at Westbury Harriers is a well-established and thriving group, offering boys and girls range from 8 to 11 years of age (school years 3-6) the opportunity to discover and enjoy the possibilities that athletics has to offer. Training takes place every Monday evening during school term-times. From September through to April we meet at Coombe Dingle Sports Complex, and then from May through to July we meet at Blaise Castle.
During their time in the Academy, children will develop and hone the fundamental movement skills they require to progress as athletes. The Academy is fully inclusive, welcoming children of all abilities and supporting their specific and individual needs, and particular emphasis is placed upon the agility, balance and co-ordination skills. Most importantly though, we ensure that sessions are fun and enable children to develop their confidence and talents.
Healthy competition enables young people to realise and fulfil their potential; and opportunities are open for those who wish to compete, to take part in cross country team events and track competitions or less formal events such as Junior Parkrun. Whatever a young person’s aspirations or wishes, the Academy has an opportunity for them.
Academy sessions are led by qualified volunteer coaches all of whom are DBS checked. Parents are encouraged to assist with the delivery of sessions!
Westbury Harriers is a diverse club which has its roots firmly embedded in the local community.