Silson AC strongly believes in nurturing young athletic talent and does this through its ’Juniors’ section.
This section of the club welcomes young athletes from the age of 12 years old, who can run continuously for one mile and have the maturity fully to participate in a training session.
Please contact the Silson Chairperson prior to attending a Junior training session or submitting a membership form, just in case a waiting list is in operation.
Structured Training Sessions
Summer training is at the athletics track at Stowe School:
Friday: 6.30pm – 7:45pm session.
In the autumn / winter, training switches to Silverstone Circuit:
Wednesday: 6.30pm - 7.45pm session.
Training sessions involve the children participating in runs of various distance.
This might include speed work, hill reps or working together as part of a relay team.
Juniors are expected to attend every training session (we do understand that they may miss the odd session through illness, injury or a birthday).
As the children’s skills develop, they are expected to represent the club in local and regional competitions:
During the autumn/winter months, the club competes in the Results Base Chiltern Cross Country League with the juniors points being added to those gained by the club’s senior runners.
Also, our juniors race against each other in the Junior Cup, which takes place on multi-terrain surfaces.
During the spring/summer months, the juniors compete in various Athletics Open Meetings against other clubs.
Throughout the year our juniors are free and encouraged to participate in any other events appropriate for their age and ability.
Juniors are expected to represent the club in competition / events – this almost always happens on a Saturday, up to 12 times a year.
To join Silson AC, simply download the junior form, complete it and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Membership Secretary will then send you a link to make an online membership payment.:
Our Annual 2021/22 Junior Membership Fee is £21.00 (age 12+)
(inclusive of the £15.00 England Athletics Affiliation costs)
Membership runs from your joining date and is renewed on 1st April (in line with England Athletics Membership) and runs until 31 March of each year, when you will be asked if you wish to renew.
Being a Silson AC junior is a significant commitment and we feel that it is really important to point this out to you before your child joins.