ADAC encourage youngsters to become active in the sport of athletics, we have a team of qualified coaches who work with young people on a wide range of athletic events to help them develop and improve as athletes. With the younger athletes the emphasis is on fun and taking part.
We do not focus solely on a single discipline with our young athletes, instead using Athletics 365 we encourage them to try a wide variety of events and work to develop all round athletic skills.
We do encourage competition and take part in Track and Field events/ League meetings, Club Competitions, Sports Hall and Cross Country.
As the athletes develop, we will continue to encourage multi-event training; however we will also help to develop specific disciplines and encourage each athlete achieve their personal goals.
Although England Athletics operate and age badning system, we work to develop athletes depending upon their own physical abilities. Our focus as a club with our youngsters is on participation and enjoyment, respect and tollerance are placed high on our agenda.
Track & Field
Notice for new athletes
Due to the popularity of athletics we now have a waiting list for 8, 9 and 10 year old’s. You can help!
We had 18 juniors in action at Wythenshawe Sports Ground this weekend. We managed to field full teams in four age categories, despite illness and conflicting events claiming a few of our athletes. A mention must go to Aisling McHale who continues to rise up the ranks...read more
Aisling McHale produced another stunning Cross Country performance at the weekend to win the inter schools North West regional final. She claimed the scalps of several runners who had been faster than her over the course of the track season. This is inherently a team...read more
I don't know what our record junior attendance is in the Manchester XC League, but the numbers that took part in the event at Boggart Hole Clough were way in excess of those in recent years. In total we had 21 taking part, 23 if you include our two U20 lads, Dan...read more
After a top 40 finish in the National Road Relays and some very promising early season cross country performances, our promising U13 girls team took on the best in the country at the National XC Relays in Mansfield. We had the same A team as at Sutton Park, with...read more
The first Manchester Cross Country League fixture of the season is particularly interesting. It offers a guideline as to how the clubs match off against each other and how athletes are performing compared to the previous year's races. The race at Heaton Park was for...read more
Our senior men may not have qualified for the National 6 Stage this year, but the club were still represented at Sutton Park by our fantastic U13 girls team. Racing over 3.88km is a new experience for these girls and is a little on the far side for their age group. ...read more
At last, we're back to that time of year when it starts to get colder, darker, wetter and muddier. Yes, that means everyone can run cross country, for many youngsters perhaps for the first time. Saturday 30th September was the first in a series of 3 schools cross...read more
We've been fortunate enough to have a great men's team in this event for a long time, but this time the highest placed team was our U13 girls. The A team of Aisling McHale, Verity Charnley and Beth Robinson came home in an impressive 22nd place, and have been moved...read more
The club hasn't had a much of a presence at this event in previous years, especially in the junior section, so it is quite astonishing that we managed to complete 7 full teams at Blackpool. This is partly down to the introduction of the U11 section of the event for...read more
We waved bye bye to the 2017 track & field season with our final fixture on the glorious blue track of Warrington. The meeting saw us lock horns with hosts Halton & Frodsham, Trafford, Crewe & Nantwich, Stockport and Bury. In total we had 18 athletes compete...read more