Junior News

Hi Everyone,

We hope information is becoming clearer with the new single email address, and website. We are aware that more work is needed though and would welcome any feedback to help with improvements.

Along with the most recent newsletter, here's some more detailed information regarding the junior section:

Training fees: After a lot of deliberation, and many years of the training fee remaining the same, it has been decided that the fees for athletics sessions will increase to £2 from 1st April.

There continues to be many developments in the junior section, with more investment required to ensure the club offers the best support to developing juniors.

Whilst we believe this is still a bargain for quality sports coaching, we understand this will affect some families. Any family wishing to discuss support from the committee on financial grounds, can do so by applying in the first instance to the club Chair, Daryl Peter, daryl.peter@btinternet.com.

Fees must be paid at the start of each session. No fee, no training.

Membership fees 14/15: There are still some outstanding membership fees due for the year ending March 2015. Tash Fellows, the membership secretary will be contacting individuals to ensure current fees are paid. The new year fees will be due from April onwards, (deadline mid June), so your attention to this will be welcomed. The membership fee is a requirement of belonging to the club and taking part in training sessions.

Easter holidays (30th March - 10th April):
Swimming - there will be no swim sessions 2nd and 9th April
Cycling - there will be no cycling sessions 31st March and 7th April
Athletics - there will be no sessions at Holy Cross or Parklands. Other sessions will be advised by your coaches.

It is likely that sessions will move outside after Easter, so please ensure suitable clothing is worn & check the message board for updates and confirmation.

Spaces available at cycle & swim training:
We currently have space for more juniors to take part in cycle and/or swim training. You don't have to want to compete in triathlons to attend these, as both involve elements of endurance work and will support training for other sports. No experience necessary.

After Easter both sessions will include elements of run training as well. These places are being offered to current members in the first instance.

Cycling - Tuesdays, 6-7pm, Buckshaw Primary school. Contact Vicky & Andy Lavin, vicky@amlavin.gotadsl.co.uk. Some club bikes are available to borrow. All being well and weather dependant sessions will be held outdoors after Easter.

Swimming - Thursdays, 6-7pm, Brinscall pool. Contact Jane Bowles, janebowles@talktalk.net .Swimmers must be able to swim 2 lengths without aids.

Forthcoming events:
There are many events coming up, and we encourage all juniors to take part in one competitive event in each discipline across the year.

Extra cycling sessions, open to all - Using the cycle track at UCLAN Sports Arena has been fun for many of our juniors. The next session is taking place on Sunday 22nd March 1-2pm. You need your own bike and helmet. Seniors are allowed as well, so parents can join in too. £2 per person payable on the day to Amanda Chadwick. Please confirm your attendance to Amanda at valleybrass@gmail.com, or 07778653475

A group of Juniors recently enjoyed an exciting afternoon cycling on the Velodrome in Manchester. There is another session booked for Sunday 14th June (7pm - 8pm) and if there is any junior age 9+ who would like a place, please email vicky@amlavin.gotadsl.co.uk. Please note, priority will be given to those who currently attend the cycling or swimming sessions and who compete in triathlon events.

Track & Field - winter warmers are open meetings for u11 & above. You register yourselves for these.
Blackpool - Sunday 22nd March
Wigan - Sunday 12th April

Mid Lancs for year 6 and above. These are free, as part of your membership. Register with the junior email address in the first instance. First event Saturday 11th April. Points for the club grand Prix can be gained at each event.

Lancashire County Championships 23 & 24th May, year 6 and above. Closing date 2nd May.

Triathlon - first club grand Prix event is Sunday at Salt Ayre. Good luck to those taking part. There are some changes to the NW Series calendar, with Carlisle and Chester Aquathlons cancelled.

Chorley Duathlon 9th May is the second Grand Prix event, with Bolton Aquathlon the half way point of our club series.

Triathlon club relay 10th May. For any junior wishing to take part in this event, (you don't have to do a full swim, bike, run), please let this email know in the first instance.

Chorley Astley Park mile run - first race 6th May. These are part of club Grand Prix.

Chorley Elite cycle race 4th April. The first of British Cycling's elite road races is being held in and around Chorley. More details about where to watch and how to get involved are on the Chorley Council website.

The following day, Active Nation are organising some led rides. Information attached.

If you have any questions, comments or would like to get involved, please contact the Junior Committee via this email.

Thank you.

Junior section

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