About NAC

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Our Ethos

Our primary objective is to provide a welcoming, progressive, inclusive and competitive athletics club for Northampton. We have formed strategic partnerships with other local sporting organisations and schools and are committed to providing all athletic disciplines for junior, senior and masters athletes.

We firmly believe that volunteers are the lifeblood of our club. We are committed to the continued development of our coaches and technical officials and for this to underpin the growth of the club.

Our Structure

The club is organised to give athletes a progression pathway from a junior new starter all the way through to masters athlete.  The structure includes:

  • Induction Group - A short 6 week taster for 8-11 year olds to see if athletics is the right sport for them.
  • Development Groups - For 8-12 year olds focussing on developing all round athletic skills in multiple events.
  • Development Middle Distance Group - for 8-14 year olds with a primary focus on middle distance runnning, 800, 1500, 3000, 5000, steeplechase and cross county. Athletes are also exposed to other events to develop all round athletic ability.
  • Mulit-Events Groups -  From age 13 onwards athletes continue to train in these groups in order to develop skills across multiple different events.  Athletes in these groups get support from specialist event coaches.
  • Sprints Progression Group - Age 14 onwards aimed at athletes that are beginning to specialise in sprints events over 100, 200, 300 and 400m.
  • Jumps Progression Group - Age 14 onwards aimed at athletes that are beginning to specialise in Long Jump and High Jump events.
  • Throws Progression Group - Age 14 onwards aimed at athletes that are beginning to specialise in Javelin, Discus, Shot and Hammer.
  • Middle Distance Perfomance Group - For age 14 onwards athletes that are already specialising in middle distance runnning, 800, 1500, 3000, 5000, steeplechase and cross county.
  • Sprints Perfomance Group - For age 14 onwards athletes that are already specialising in sprints events over 100, 200, 300 and 400m.
  • Throws Perfomance Group - Age 14 onwards aimed at athletes that are already specialising in Javelin, Discus, Shot and Hammer.
  • Jumps Performance Group - Age 14 onwards aimed at athletes that are already specialising in Long Jump and High Jump events.
  • Hurdles Group - Age 11 onwards aimed at athletes that are focussing on both short and long hurdle events.

Join the Club

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