Club & County Programmes – Age 9 – 15
We offer support, resources and equipment for four grassroots athletics Club and County development programmes. Each programme has been developed by working closely with children, coaches,officials and experts in each field to provide fun, safe and developmentally beneficial activities.
The Sportshall UK Championship programme is a series of Regional events for both the Under 11 age group and Under 13/15 age groups. The events bring the most talented youngsters from each County League programme together to create an exciting culmination to young club athletes winter season.
Fun in Athletics (Age 9 – 11)
Sportshall Fun in Athletics Festivals attract a wealth of athletes and provide many with their first major competitive experience. The emphasis is on fun, participation and the giving of one’s best for the team! Representative teams from each of the English counties compete in regional festivals across England.
Sportshall Regional Finals (Age 11 – 15)
Sportshall Regional Finals provide an indoor multi-event competition helping budding athletes to develop athletics based skills. Traditional events are introduced in adapted forms suitable for the indoor environment. County teams from across England compete in regional events, whilst finals are staged in Ulster and Wales. All teams are bidding for a place at the UK Final!
UK Final (Age 11 – 15)
Held each year, the Sportshall UK Final is the flagship athletics development event of the year. Leading teams and individuals from across the UK gather to contest for national honours. Previous Sportshall champions have included Mark Lewis-Francis and Kelly Sotherton. Whether an athlete, team manager, official or spectator, this event provides a fantastic occasion for all involved!
Many county associations and development groups have established Sportshall leagues and championships. These encourage young athletes and their coaches to maintain a focus throughout the winter, whilst also building the fun and competitive spirit vital for a young sportsperson’s development. In many counties these leagues form the basis of selection for the UK Championships.