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Junior Age Groups

Eastbourne Rovers has a thriving youth section. We welcome young athletes, male and female of all abilities, from 9 years upwards. Our aim is to introduce athletics to young people in a fun and safe environment. UK Athletics qualified and CRB checked, coaches lead the training sessions. Initially, our youngest members focus on developing their basic athletic skills and enjoy trying out a wide range of running, jumping and throwing events. Thereafter, as their skills and expertise develops, they are introduced to more specialised training groups including sprinting, middle distance and cross country running, jumps and throws

Young Athletes League Team

Training sessions are held at various times between 5.30 and 7.30 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings throughout the year at the Sportspark, Cross Levels Way, Eastbourne Apart from a 4 week break in September and a 2 week Christmas break, we train all year. This includes half term, Easter and Summer holidays.

For further information or to place your child's name on the waiting list if school year 4 or below, please contact Jayne Caplen


We take part in the Sussex Under13 and Under 15 Leagues during the summer months - three matches on weekday evenings in May, June and July and then a Sunday final in September.

Athletes are also encouraged to compete in the Sussex County Championships and the Sussex Schools Championships. Our athletes are regularly selected to represent Sussex at inter county track and field or cross country matches and compete at the English Schools' Track and Field Championships. There are also plenty of opportunities to compete in "Open" meetings throughout Sussex and the south east.

During the winter there are indoor open meetings at Horsham and Sutton and the indoor county championships are held at Sutton in March each year. There are also regular cross country events and opportunities to represent the county at Inter County and National Cross Country races.

Parents - Please Get Involved!

Why not start running yourself or help out?

On Tuesday and Thursday club nights many of our parents either help with coaching or take part in our jogging sessions to keep fit.

Eastbourne Rovers is run entirely by volunteers. Extra help is always wanted and never refused. Indeed, most of our current coaches and officials are involved because their own children were junior members and, to preserve the long term future of our Club, we need a succession of new helpers.

Parents can help in a variety of ways, whether it is coaching, officiating, administration or simply helping out at matches. However it's not just work and, over the years, we have discovered that parents really enjoy being involved and getting to know other parents.

learnig to long jump

If you would like to get involved in any way, or perhaps have a particular skill or area of expertise, please speak to one of the coaches or e-mail Christine Burgess

If you object to any photographs of your children appearing on this website please contact Christine Burgess and they will be removed as soon as possible.