At Maidenhead A.C we have a flourishing juniors' section, which is growing year on year. The main aim is - TO HAVE FUN.
We are an Active Sports Club and have achieved Clubmark. All juniors are coached in all aspects of athletics from sprinting to endurance and from long jump to discus. During the summer months we are members of the Alder Valley Track and Field League. We also encourage athletes to enter open competitions and county championships. During the winter the club enters teams in the Chiltern Cross-Country League and Sportshall.
Due to the increase in demand for junior places at Maidenhead Athletic Club we currently have a waiting list in place. Entry onto the waiting list is available to children aged 7 and above. We regret having to resort to this, but demand in our Junior section is currently at an all-time high.
PLEASE NOTE : Athletics is not just a summer sport. We train all year and year-round attendance at training sessions is expected. In the summer we compete mainly in the Alder Valley league and in the winter we compete at Sportshall and Cross-country. Should you be invited to join Maidenhead Athletic Club after a trial, we think it fair to point out that if sessions are missed for a prolonged interval a club place will not be held open. This policy is in place to ensure that we are able to control our waiting list.
Interested parties should send an email to Junior Section Administration to register themselves, completing the information requested.
Waiting List - status update (April 2014)
We have finally been able to provide opportunities to invite an intake form our waiting list. And we have seen an unprecendented response, where 40 invitations resulted in 26 accepting their invitation, a 65% positive response. Previously we would have issued approximately 80 invitations to get to this number. But, our waiting list continues to grow, our waiting list now contains 240 requests. As coaches our primary commitement must be to those athletes already training and competing to ensure that they are able to do so in a safe, controlled environment.
Recruitment of new coaches would offer the possibility of a further intake later this year