Junior Training


 Junior Competition - Louise Arthur League

Following on from the University Junior Indoor athletics this winter, our club, Clwb Athletau Aberystwyth Athletics Club, would like to invite you to run for your local club in the forthcoming Louise Arthur Track and Field League.

 The whole idea of the league is to introduce young athletes to competition, making it fun and competitive at the same time.

This junior athletics league caters for boys and girls in three ages groups: Under 11, 13 and 15. The qualifying date for your age group is based on your age as of 1st Sept. (Under 11 athletes must be 9 years old on the day of the competition.)

The fixtures and venues this year are:

11th May- Carmarthen

9th June- Swansea

20th July- Brecon

17th Aug- Neath

 More information will follow but juniors can have a choice of three events each, plus a relay.

The three events can be either 2x track and 1x field events or 2x field and 1x track event. You don’t have to do all three but you are encouraged to have a go.

 Please let Lauren know if you are interested and please mention it to friends

or Contact Brian

 Thank you/ Diolch yn fawr


Where and When

Thursday Evenings
5:00pm and 6:00pm at

University Sports Centre
Penglais Campus,
SY23 3AR

The Junior Training sessions are being delivered by Aberystwyth University Sports Centre in partnership with Aberystwyth AC and is open to children aged 8 to 14 years.

It is not necessary to become a member of Abersywtyth AC at this stage but if you  go on to take part in competition will need to enrol.

What do we do?

Training will be provided in blocks of  10 weekly sessions starting on the 4th October. Each session will cost £2.60 or £21:00  for the full block. 

 There will be a combination of indoor and outdoor sessions where younger athletes will take part mainly in gym based work to develop strength and technique.  Older athletes will work mainly on the track to develop speed and endurance.


Bridget James

Bridget James - is  qualified fitness instructor at the  Sports Centre and UK Athletics Level 2 coach - Bridget together with other University staff will lead  indoor/outdoor training sessions.

Lauren Nightingale

Lauren Nightingale - one of Aberystwyth AC's new coaches, Laura is a sprint athlete with considerable experience of running in National competitions -  Lauren will specialise in the track based training.

Brian Ashton

Brian Ashton - Aberystwyth AC Head coach with over 20 years experience coaching junior runners - Brian will work mainly with Lauren.