Young Athletes

Young Athletes

Young athletes can start to compete for the club from school year 6 so the club will accept young athletes into training groups from the age of 10.


Colchester Harriers believe that all young athletes should receive coaching from qualified and registered coaches. To ensure that all young athletes can be placed with a coach the club employs a waiting list system.


During the summer all young athletes are encouraged to compete in the Eastern Young Athletes League. This is a good introduction to track and field.

In the winter months the club competes in the 53-12 Cross Country League and the Essex Cross Country League. Some athletes may also want to try their hand at SportsHall competitions.


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