Bude Rats Juniors meet on a Thursday from 5pm to 6pm at Budehaven Community School.

In the summer we train on the sports field which has a 200m 6 lane grass track.

We teach the basics of Athletics:

Run: 50m/75m/100m/200m sprints as well as longer distances, 400m/600m/1500m.

Jump: Long jump/high jump

Throw: Shot putt/Javelin

Each session will also include: Warm up, basic fitness, cool down and stretches. Groups are normally split into three, Year 3/4, 5/6 and 7 upwards. All abilities are more than welcome. It doesn’t matter if you have never done athletics before we are here to help and coach.

Yearly membership £30.00 (starts April)

In the winter we use the Budehaven sportshall.

Sportshall Athletics is a basis for winter training, it helps keep fitness up and is all about having fun no matter what the weather is doing outside.

Eveque Sportshall Athletics events include: Standing long jump, balance beam, vertical jump, soft javelin, chest push, sprints, hurdles and many more to suit 8 to 16 year olds.

We attend four Sportshall events in the winter season at Callywith College Bodmin, competing against other clubs from Cornwall, from this a team is chosen to compete for Cornwall in the SW Sportshall Championships in March.

During the Summer season, there are similar Sportshall events although they are held outside rather than inside. Information on this can be found here.

Winter Training is an additional £2.50 per session paid termly in advance.

We ask that all members compete in at least four events in the year, this can be Park Runs, Track events, Sportshall, Cross Country or Quad Kids.

We compete on the track at Par, Carn Brea, Braunton, Plymouth and Exeter. These are all 400m all-weather tracks.

Some of our Juniors run in the Glidden and Squire Cross Country series. These are held at five different venues throughout the winter. These can be very muddy but also a lot of fun. These are for anyone aged 8-years old to adult.  More information can be found here.

We also team up with Tamar Trotters and East Cornwall Harriers to run four fun Quad Kids summer events. These are a light-hearted and fun way into athletics and a great pathway to the bigger events if your child wishes to continue the journey.

We have had some of our older members join in with training sessions at Newquay and Par Athletics Club and have a go at other events such as Discus and Pole Vault on pre-arranged nights.

The aim of the Juniors is to have fun whilst learning to run, jump, throw.

If you are interested in your child joining Bude Rats Juniors please contact us by email at buderatsjuniors@hotmail.co.uk with your child’s name,  school year and contact details or you can complete the Junior membership form and e-mail it to us.  Please be aware that there may be a waiting list to join the club.

For the very latest on our Juniors,visit our Facebook page!

For 2021 our Child welfare Officer is Lizzie Brock. Lizzie can be contacted personally by email on: buderatsjuniorscwo@hotmail.co.uk

Email is best and yet our Phone Contact for Junior queries is Matt Hodgson on 07967981275