The motto of the national Sportshall programme is ‘”fun to fulfilment” and we echo that aim at City of Norwich AC (CoNAC).
We encourage youngsters aged 8 to 14 to have a go at the wide range of events that make up the Sportshall programme. The reversaboards make for exciting racing, whilst the long and triple jumps mats aid technique development. Other events such as the speed bounce, vertical jump, soft javelins and steppers combine to make the programme very varied. All-in-all, Sportshall athletics is an excellent introduction to nearly all outdoor athletic events – in a fun but competitive environment.
Our 2016-17 Sportshall season starts on the 24th Sept 2016 and runs every Saturday through to 25th Mar 2017. These training sessions take place on Saturday mornings at the Community Sports Centre at City Academy Norwich where we offer youngsters the opportunity to train on a regular basis to develop their athletic skills.
Saturday mornings are split into three sessions each lasting 75 minutes:
09.15am – 10.30am for under 11 year olds
10.45am – 12:00pm for under 13 year olds
12:15pm – 13:30pm for under 15 year olds
*Ages are as at the 31st August 2016 and the youngest we accept is 8 years old.
Appropriate sports footwear and suitable clothing must be worn. Please also remember to bring plenty of water.
Due to being inside, we are limited on spaces so you must book in advance. Please do not just turn up or bring friends along. Invitations to book have been sent out to all current junior members (please contact Louise if you are a member but have not received your invite). Once members have had an opportunity to secure their 2016/7 place, remaining spots will be opened to non-members to come and try the sessions. To see if any spaces remain at your chosen session, please contact Louise Martin.
CoNAC is a member of Norfolk Sportshall which is the body responsible for organising the county league competitions, as well as selecting U11, U13 and U15 squads to represent Norfolk at regional and national events (where age limits and NSAL selection criteria apply).
Here are the important competition dates for the 2016-17 Sportshall season:
- Sat 15 Oct 2016 – Norfolk Sportshall Athletics League – Match 1 @ UEA Sportspark Halls 2 & 3
- Sat 5 Nov 2016 – Norfolk Sportshall Athletics League – Match 2 @ UEA Sportspark Halls 2 & 3
- Sat 26 Nov 2016 – Norfolk Sportshall Athletics League – Match 3 @ UEA Sportspark Halls 4 & 5
- Sat 7 Jan 2017 – Norfolk County AAA Sportshall Championships – UEA Sportspark Halls 1, 2 & 3
If you would like any further information about Sportshall athletics with City of Norwich AC, please send an email to Louise Martin.