Young athlete membership

How to join AAC as an young athlete member (7+).


To join the club, all young athletes must go through an induction process with us.
For our younger groups (the Fundamentals and Transition groups), induction sessions are held every two to three months subject to spaces being available.

For our event-specific competition groups (e.g. Sprints/Endurance), which are aimed at athletes who are at least in the under 15 age group, we have more regular induction sessions subject to spaces being available. Once you have registered interest as detailed below, the young athlete membership secretary will be in touch with you about arrangements for these inductions.

Current group availability

 Group Status
 FUNdamentals (school year 3, 4 and 5)  Waiting list full
 Transition (school year 6 and 7)  Waiting list full
 Speed Development (school year 8 and 9)  Waiting list open
 Sprints Group (school year 10, 11 and adults)  Waiting list open
 Endurance Group (Experienced year 8 athletes and above)  Waiting list open


Please see our Young athlete coaching page for full details about young athlete coaching provision and the groups mentioned above.


Our young athletes compete as well. During the summer season, we take part in The Oxfordshire Track and Field Junior League and Young Athletes League. There are also several graded meetings taking place locally both midweek and weekend for athletes in the U13, U15 and u17 age groups and Quad kids events for U11 athletes.

During the winter months, we take part in the Oxford Mail Cross Country League, and there are Sportshall indoor athletics meetings for athletes aged 8 to 14.

Although competing is encouraged by the club it is by no means a requirement for membership of the club at U11’s although there is an expectation that athletes will compete once they reach the U13 age group. We are a competitive club, and the coaches are training athletes for competition, whether that is cross country or road racing or track and field (or all)!

Keen to join? Register onto our waiting list now

If you would like to join our waiting list, visit the Member Mojo website and click the Join Us / Renew button. Complete the form to be added to the waiting list. You will be advised when there are spaces available, and you will be invited to attend the next induction session with the relevant group.

If you have any queries email