News

Track Update! 05/08/2020

2020 has been a memorable year, sadly mostly for all the wrong reasons, but today we are very pleased to announce some amazing news that the work to complete the track (generously funded by Daventry District Council) started today.It has been a rollercoaster of a journey since the funding was initially announced over a year ago but a lot of hard work has been going on behind the scenes to get to this point and we never gave up hope.It is expected that the work will be completed by mid-October and we hope, perhaps with a few alterations and the occasional cancellation, that training on Tuesdays and Thursdays (and the new outdoor Wednesday session for our youngest members which went very well today) will continue but please bear with us through this already turbulent period.As always please keep an eye on this page for updates, etc, as we have a few ‘interesting’ months ahead!

Covid-19 22/07/2020 – Further Training Updates

Following the changes to the guidelines for training we will from August 4th be increasing the number of existing club members invited (by email) to return to training on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Although England Athletics now allow larger training groups they have not relaxed rules on social distancing and we still expect the toilets in the Sports Club to remain closed so we still cannot return to full capacity or increase the length of training sessions. Unfortunately this also still means we cannot accept any new people for training at this time but we are ever hopeful of progress in this area in the coming months.

Covid-19 17/06/2020 – Phased Return to Training

We are pleased to announce that, subject to approval from the Trustees of the Sports Club, we will be making a restricted, phased return to training on Tuesday 7th July 2020, when we understand toilet facilities will be re-opened.Current guidelines only allow for one coach & 5 athletes to train together in a distinct group, with suitable social distancing measures in place. We must ensure that we are fully compliant with all guidelines & that the risks have been fully assessed. A nominated Covid-19 officer will co-ordinate our approach & ensure we maintain a safe training environment.Initially, we will resume training for a small number of athletes in separate sprint & middle distance groups. Unfortunately at this first stage, due to limited capacity, only more experienced athletes who are regular competitors for the Club will be invited to attend. These athletes will be contacted individually in due course. This will give us an opportunity to assess how things work & what changes/improvements may be required.We know that many of you will be disappointed not to be able to return to training at the present time but hope you will understand that we need to be careful in our approach. In the coming weeks, as restrictions are further relaxed, we will be able to accommodate more athletes. We will, of course, continue to provide updates as & when any changes take place.Many thanks to all of you for your ongoing patience & stay safe.

-DAAC Committee

COVID-19 Update: Training

Following the latest easing of lockdown restrictions, effective from June 1st, we could technically carry out socially-distanced restricted sessions with one coach and 5 athletes. However, taking into account the level of restrictions and the fact that with the clubhouse remaining closed there are no toilets or hand washing facilities available, we have taken the decision not to resume formal training sessions at the current time.

When we are in a position to resume some form of training we want it to be a safe, worthwhile and enjoyable experience for both athletes and coaches and therefore hope you will understand the decision made.We will of course continue to monitor guidelines from England Athletics alongside Government guidance and will post any changes here and also on our Facebook page.

Coronavirus notice

Please see announcement below from England Athletics however advice is changing all the time so we will keep you updated but for now the suggestion is that training sessions should be suspended until at least the end of April so assume that will be the case.

Following UK government’s advice on social distancing we advise that all face-to-face activity such as club training sessions, events, competitions, club committee and face-to-face meetings, athlete camps, running groups and social events should be suspended until at least the end of April. For more info visit https://www.englandathletics.org/athletics-and-running/news/coronavirus-statement/?fbclid=IwAR2d3h6Xtycszbeuv-T8E05EruCvzvEmhB0A7U-IlAdAbeYaDUDm5XBtQPM

2019 Winter Training & Presentation Evening Updates

Important updates regarding future training and Presentation evening, specifically the change of day for indoor training (unfortunately unavoidable)

WINTER TRAINING INFORMATION

OUTDOOR TRAINING – STEFEN HILL SPORTS CLUB

There will be no training 24/26th September, with winter training sessions 7 – 8.30pm commencing on Tuesday 1st October. Please note however that training is cancelled just for the Thursday 3rd October. Thereafter, training will take place each Tuesday and Thursday evening.

INDOOR TRAINING – RANDOLPH BUILDING

This training commences on Wednesday 2nd October 7 – 8pm in the sports hall at the Randolph Building, Ashby Road, Daventry. Please note the change of day from Thursdays to Wednesdays. It is suitable for athletes in school years 3 to 7, although year 6 and 7 athletes may continue with Thursday evening outdoor training 7 – 8.30pm if they prefer.

PRESENTATION EVENING

The annual presentation evening will take place on Friday 18th October 2019, 7.30pm start. This event takes place in the main sports club clubhouse, and includes the presentation of the major awards plus 5 star certificates for the younger athletes.

Everyone is welcome to attend and refreshments are provided after completion of the presentations.

2019 Summer Season – The 2019 fixture list is now available under the Fixtures heading.