Competing with Wimborne Athletic Club
Structured competition in athletics commences at UNDER 13 level although there are a limited number of opportunities to compete at UNDER 11 level on a friendly basis. Age groups for both sexes follow this pattern:-
- UNDER 13
- UNDER 15
- UNDER 17
- UNDER 20
Competitors must be under the age limit on 31 August in the year in which they are competing. In effect, this means that they compete for two seasons at each of the junior age groups.
Wimborne AC competes in its own right in the Southwest and Wessex leagues and as part of Team Dorset (composite team) in the Young Athletes and Southern Athletic leagues.
Dependant upon venue and numbers, the Club may provide transport to and from competition venues. Athletes and parents wishing to avail themselves of such transport (usually coach or minibus) are asked to pay a contribution towards the cost. Parents able and willing to car share to such competitions offer a more economic prospect for the Club, enabling limited funds to be redirected.
Membership of the Club is a pre-requisite for competing for the Club. Athletes representing the Club at competitions are required to wear Club colours; club vests available from the Treasurer at subsidised prices. Athletes are required to conduct themselves in a professional manner when travelling to and representing the Club at such fixtures. The Club also trains for and competes in the indoor SPORTSHALL series run during the winter as well as several locally run cross-country fixtures.