We now have 8 qualified Athletic Coaches who are qualified to coach Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump, Shot Putt, Discus, Javelin, all running disciplines and many indoor activities. An excellent course was provided by Athletics Ireland at Shimna College over the past 2 weekends. Also in attendance were 5 coaches from the newly formed Kilkeel Junior Club and one from Murlough AC. Our coaches are:
Eamon McCrickard, Brian Steel, Ian Brannigan, Paul Watson, Paul Rodgers, Sean Donnelly, Jacinta Doyle and Martina Hawkins
Thanks to Shimna College and vice principal Ellen McVea for opening up the premises and allowing us to use it for the 4 days.
We now have 2 Junior Sponsors – McGrady Financial Services and TSFoods.
McGrady Financial Services
) will be sponsoring a Junior XC Series which we are organising in conjunction with East Down AC.
Thanks to PJ McCrickard for arranging this.
) are sponsoring our Junior Kit. TSFoods Logo will appear on Junior racing vests and on junior hoodies for which orders are currently being taken. Thanks to Brian Steel for arranging this.
Membership and Training
We now have 60 paid up junior members with a few more to sign up yet. Due to the large numbers we are now going to provide 2 nights of training. In addition to Monday nights there will be training on Thursday night in Shimna College from 7.00pm – 8.00pm. If you available to help out on any of these nights please let me know.
As mentioned above the McGrady Financial Services Junior XC Series will start on Sunday 26th September. If you are available to help out at the race please let me know or just come along and watch.
If there is enough interest we could run a senior interclub xc country along side some of the junior races. Eugene McCann has offered to organise this so if you are interested please contact Eugene.
Location and dates are subject to permit issue. If you have already downloaded the list, please note that race 3 is now on Sunday 14th as Delamont is not available on Saturday 13th.
Keep up to date with all our junior news on the Junior section of the website. September Newsletter is available to read.