Welcome to Folkestone Junior Athletics Club
Some changes have been made to the set up of training to make sure we can all stay as safe and healthy as possible.
Please see below.
We ask everyone to bring their own hand sanitiser to be used between events.
Report...Kents schools champs.
Folkestone Athletes picked up 5 medals at the Kents schools championships.
There was Gold for Tommy Owler u17 boys 400m 50.88, 2 seconds ahead of the 2nd placed runner, in the u17 girls discus, Ellie Burke won Gold, with a huge lifetime best of 24.89m. Silver was won by Emily Evans in u15 girls 200m in 27.89 breaking our club record in the process and sister Olivia ran a strong 300m to come in 3rd place in 47.59, a new pb.
Noah Paterson won Silver in u15 boys 1500m coming second in 4.26.06 to a very strong Kent runner and Bronze was won Jack Doubtfire u17 long jump 5.22m, with more chance to use a long jump pit this could well have been a higher placed medal.
There were also some very exciting first and second places for the younger athletes in their age group heats.
Emma Clayton stormed down the home straight to win her u15 girls 1500m heat in 5.11.96 a new club record and sister Jenny u15 girls was just pipped into 2nd in her 800m heat in 2.35.28 another new club record.
Rae Hancock in the u15 girls discus threw 15.32m.
Lilly-Ella Gore achieved a 200m pb in the u15 girls 200m race. George Rigby in the u15 boys 1500m 5.12.55 achieving another pb.
Oliver Collier ran 2.26.02, in u15 boys 800m second in his heat.
Next year with a track to train on, especially in the field events, we expect to bring more medals home.
So proud of all of our athletes - Well done!
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Welcome to the FJAC webpage!
The Folkestone Juniors has been rapidly growing over the years due to popular demand for athletics in Folkestone and the surrounding areas. Dedicated club coaches have the main aim to support the children of the club to achieve their goals.
The Folkestone Junior Athletics cater for Primary School (Year 1) and Secondary School children using different levels of coaching to support each childs growth. We practice all track and field, sportshall and crosscountry events year round both outside and in weather dependent.
At the club we will be running an achievement program so the children can aim towards British Athletics awards and badges.
We have regular competitions throughout the year. We put together teams of all abilities and ages to give children the chance to experience a friendly competition environment. They can use their skills they have learnt at training to try and achieve personal bests.
We are in partnership with Folkestone Running Club.
Covid - 19
We ask that if your child is at all unwell or has a persistent cough and/or high temperature we ask that you keep them off club until they have completely recovered – or have carried out the full 14day isolation from club.
We ask that each child brings along their own sanitiser and pack of tissues that can be kept with their water bottles.
We will be taking the temperature of your child at drop off and we ask that you stay with your child until this has taken place, if they have a high temperature they will not be able to take part for the health and safety of our athletes and coaches.
We ask that parents/carers wear a face mask during drop off/pick up times and additionally if they are in the area whilst the session is taking place. We ask that you keep 2m apart during the temperature check and registration process.
We will be asking the following questions during registration; Have you or anyone in your household had onset of a new continuous cough and/or high temperature? Have you or anyone in your household noticed a loss of or change in normal sense of taste or smell? Have you or anyone in your household had contact with Covid19 or returned recently from a country on the government isolation list? We will be asking you to sign to confirm that the answer is no to all these questions and take a contact number for track and trace purposes as per government guidelines.