Juniors Information

Rothwell Harriers Junior Section was formed in the Summer of 2007 and has steadily grown to more than 70 members.

Our origins stem from the senior section of the club with an initial focus on endurance running to include long distance multi-terrain running and shorter distance road races. More recently we have diversified to include track and field events. Distances range from sprint events to 3000m depending on ages. Occasionally some juniors have participated in jumping and throwing. Please note we currently do not have coaches specialising in field and sprint events.

We take part in two cross country leagues during Autumn and Winter as well as County and National Championships. During the Summer we enter two track and Field leagues and our younger runners may also be seen at fun runs.


We provide coaching for children aged 9 years of age up to 18. If you are interested in joining us please contact Keith Pailing on 0113 2829366 weekdays between 6pm and 8pm or by email at [email protected].

If we have places available juniors are then invited to attend training on Wednesday evenings. After two weeks parent’s or guardians should join and pay online, you can do by clicking this link and following the instructions: Join and Pay Online  Please also download, print, complete it and hand in this consent form for people with parental responsibility if the athletes medical needs change – Medical Form

There will also then be a monthly £10 charge which is paid online using the following link monthly subs which allows juniors access to all training sessions. Please note on Monday evenings there is an entry fee (currently £1.90 with a breeze card) payable to John Charles Centre for Sport track. Coaches will advise when juniors should progress to more than one session per week.

If as an adult you intend to stay with your child and join in with the training session, you must print off the Self Declaration Form, complete it and hand it in to one of the coaching staff as you pay.  Click here for the self declaration form

In return for the time coaches give to the club we expect all members to compete for the club on a regular basis. Failure to do so may result in membership not being renewed.



We have a number of UK Athletics qualified coaches including 3 qualified level 2 coaches, 3 coaching assistants and 7 leading athletics coaches. Juniors are allocated to a group according to age, experience and ability. A designated coach will usually work with the same group on a weekly basis. Coaches will plan sessions and when appropriate training schedules designed to improve the overall ability or specific areas of development. Coaches will advice which races/leagues should be entered.

All qualified coaches and assistants have been screened through the Government’s Disclosure and Barring Service to ensure their suitability to work with children.

We also have a Code of Conduct for our Coaching Staff – code of conduct coaching staff Dec 2016



Rothwell Harriers Juniors takes steps to safeguard the safety and welfare of members. Please click on appropriate policy or risk assessment to open

Anti-Bullying Policy

First Aid Policy

Health and Safety Policy

Inclusion Policy

Safeguarding Policy

Code of Conduct – updated November 2016

Risk Assessment – Offroad

Risk Assessment – Roads

Risk Assessment – Track

Risk Assessment – Indoors

If you have any concerns please discuss with our welfare officer Jo Heseltine or in her absence Keith Pailing.



Andrew Baiden is our representative at the monthly senior committee meeting and will discuss/raise anything that needs approval.



Hoodies and vests may be purchased from Lynne Metcalfe at a subsidised cost of £10.

useful links…

West Yorkshire Cross Country and Athletics League


Leeds Schools Cross Country League


PECO Cross Country League


City of York Summer Athletics League


Northern Athletics


English Athletics


Power of 10 athlete statistics


Therapy Director


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