What we offer
We offer a fun and inclusive environment that caters for ages 8 and upwards. Our focus is on the development of fundamental athletic movements and skills that primarily underpin running, but also applies to many other sports.
Most of our junior members are also active in other sports teams and clubs and we cover everyone from first time runners to national junior champions.
All are welcome and all our junior athletes enjoy being able to develop and achieve their best within a relaxed and supportive atmosphere and being part of a buoyant social group.
We usually meet on Tuesday evenings at 6.15pm at the main car park of Melton Sports Village. In the summer we use the grass sports pitches and use the space focus on running and other movement skills. In the winter we we train on the all-weather surfaces.
John Robinson coordinates the activities for Stilton Striders Juniors. John is a qualified England Athletics Coach and has previously supported both junior and senior sections of the club and represented the senior club in league races.
Ian Johnson is an assistant coach who has worked with junior and senior groups at the club for over 10 years.
To ensure safeguarding of our juniors we are also thankful for the support of a number of parents and senior club members who assist the coaches during our winter sessions around Melton. We are reliant on volunteers to support the juniors, and we will always welcome offers to help!
We encourage anyone to come along for a couple of trial sessions before committing to membership. Please contact John Robinson at email@example.com so we know to expect you, and for any other queries.