NJAC Saturday Morning Training

Some of our Junior members training with coach Ian Brannigan this morning.

Callum Takes GOLD at Mary Peter’s Track, Belfast

Thursday 13th April was the first meeting of the Firmus Super 6 Series at the Mary Peters Track in Belfast and there was an encouraging turnout from the Newcastle AC Juniors, with athletes competing in the Minis, U13, U15 & U17 age categories. First event was the Boys Minis 80m sprint and Charlie Easton was the fastest NAC athlete home in 13.18, an impressive 6th place overall, Callum Cope was next in 13.44, good enough for 10th. The placings were reversed in the Long Jump with Callum producing a tremendous leap of 3.04m to win the Long Jump Gold, Charlie was unfortunate not to come back with a bronze, missing out on 3rd place on a countback with 2.93m. Continue reading

Congratulations Ronan!

A massive congratulations to Ronan McVeigh who finished in the top 20 of the All Ireland Minor Boys Cross Country yesterday in Mallusk.

Ronan has been working hard all season and deserves such a good result.

NJAC are proud of you Ronan. Well done!

Junior Volunteering Opportunity

Do you have a son or daughter, or someone you know aged 14-24 who would love the opportunity to volunteer? Newcastle Junior Athletic Club (NJAC) are delighted to announce that we will be offering the Millennium Volunteers Programme within our Club.

Millennium Volunteers is an initiative to promote and recognise volunteering among young people. The programme will:

  • Enable you to develop your learning and skills
  • Provide recognition for you
  • Give you the opportunity to make new friends, gain confidence and make a difference.

Each volunteer will be issued with their own Record Book to help them record their own personal objectives, time spent volunteering and assessing what they have learnt.

Opportunities for volunteering are on Monday evenings at Shimna College during training from 7-8pm and also at McGrady Financial Services Cross Country Series.

The Millennium Volunteer Programme can run alongside other volunteering programmes such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Millennium Volunteers receive awards when they complete 50, 100 and 200 hours.

The Millennium Volunteer Programme coordinator for NJAC is Mrs Catherine McIntosh. If you are interested or require further details please contact Catherine at 07482186654 by Friday 10th March 2017.