Junior athletics club celebrates first year

MEMBERS of Charmouth Junior Athletics Club celebrated the organisation’s first anniversary on Saturday.

Set up by John Smith a year ago to improve sporting activities outside of school for young people, the inclusive club caters for children aged from eight to 15 years, offering physical activity based on three core principles – fun, learn and grow.

John set up the not-for-profit club to support young people’s physical activity goals and to coach them in technical and personal skills to help improve as young athletes.

He coaches two 75-minute classes on Saturday mornings, held either at Charmouth Youth Club or on the recreational ground at Barrs Lane depending on the weather.

John also hopes to organise a ‘mini olympics’ event during the May half term to raise funds for a local Scout Explorer who is going to Kenya to do community work later this year, and  to fund sports equipment for a remote village school that he taught in last year.

For more information on joining the club, visit the Charmouth Junior Athletics Club Facebook page.

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