We meet in the PE Block, Small Gym (when allowed indoors) or near the main entrance (during Covid restrictions)
We meet every Tuesday and Thursday, 6.45pm - 8pm all year round except Christmas/New Year. There may be ad hoc sessions at the coaches' discretion.
All memberships (junior, adult and family) can now be applied for on our own website, and paid by card - this is the link. Should you wish to pay by cash or cheque, you will still need to apply online, but payment can then be done at the club.
BIRTLEY AC GENERAL INFO
Birtley A.C. was founded in 1987
Club Headquarters Lord Lawson Of Beamish Academy Birtley Lane Birtley
Club NightsTuesday & Thursday at 6.45pm. (Additional sessions at the discretion of coaches and Athletes)
We meet in the PE block at the far end of the school.
Membership Fees Due annually.
Online membership applications can be made here . Advantages of being a club member apart from the requirement of competition are :-
£2.00 per week, payable on first night’s attendance whether Tuesday or Thursday. All payments are now done online.
Registered Club Colours are :- Blue Vest with Yellow side stripe, blue shirts with yellow side stripe. Athletes are required to wear club vests in a number of events. These can be purchased from Lee or Kay Drummond on a club night, or online here. Club hoodies are also available.
Throughout the year the club competes in a variety of athletics events, including cross-country, road racing and track & field. The club enters teams in Northern and National competitions, and several road relays. As this is an athletics club, members are expected to compete wherever possible.
Club Notice Board
Important information concerning races,events and results etc are displayed on the club online noticeboard with sign up sheets for races, buses and events. We also have a noticeboard in the Sixth form common room or sports block entrance (if available). These notices should be read on a regular basis to keep up to date with events.
Club meetings are normally held on the second Monday of every month to discuss club business. The date of the upcoming meeting will be published on the website and on our FB Page. The venue is the Birtley Hub on Birtley High Street. ALL members are encouraged to attend to have their input on how the club is run. If you cannot attend, items to be included on the agenda can be recorded on the notice board.
Coaching meetings are held at the discretion of the Coach Coordinator. Any matters or agenda items concerning coaching should be forwarded to the coach coordinator.
Sport England Clubmark is a cross sport recognition programme of sports clubs which are committed to providing a safe,effective and child-friendly environment. David Lowes, athletics development officer for Durham Sport, worked closely with the club for over a year and was delighted with the achievement.
“The club has worked extremely hard to achieve Clubmark. The club officials have been on courses to support their learning and put in numerous hours behind the scenes. I am sure once parents realise the value of the accreditation the club will have plenty of new members banging on the door wanting to participate in athletics”
The Club were reassessed 2011 and accredited to 2014. This award is currently being reapplied for.
ROLL OF HONOUR
Since the formation of the club, the coaches have worked hard trying to achieve success for the athletes of Birtley. There have been many triumphs, both personally and in competition. Below are a few of the successes achieved.