Welcome to Folkestone Junior Athletics Club
Nine of our Folkestone RC Junior Athletes had a busy weekend taking part in the Kent Athletics Championships at Ashford.
Even though Covid put a stop to our training over the past year and the weather conditions were awful at times our athletes did so well with lots of good performances, PB's, athletes in the younger end of the age group gaining valuable track experience and the older boys leading the way to bring home medals.
Medals were won by Tommy with Gold in the u17 mens 400m in 50.75 a superb display, despite running into a wind of -3.9, this result put him at number 2 in the country on the national ranking list. He also achieved Bronze in u17 men's 200m in 23.75 in a highly contested race.
Jack won a Bronze medal in the u17 men's Long Jump with 5.65m a fantastic achievement in pouring rain and high winds and not having had the opportunity to get on a long pit for over a year.
A shout out to our other athletes competing who were Emma and Jenny - Emma who bravely got up and finished the race after being accidentally tripped in the 1500m, Rae who got 4 PB's in throws, Lilly-Ella, Emily, Olivia and Sylvie all who performed well in the windy conditions.
You all did so well and we are so proud of you all!
We are looking forward to the league matches with lots of new juniors having signed up to compete for the club in Kent Young Athletes League and Youth Development league.
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.
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.