Junior Athletes

We have a flourishing juniors' section which is growing year on year. The main aim is to have fun!

The Kestrels group consists of young athletes (8 to 10 year olds) who are coached in a fun way in the disciplines of track and field athletics.  The children are introduced to the fundamental skills required to compete in every discipline; the focus isn't on how fast you can run or how far you can throw or jump, but on technique to ensure a firm base from which to develop.  We also address mental and emotional development.

Kestrels can move up to the Athlete Development Group (11-13 year olds) once they have developed the skills necessary to compete at U13 competition level.  The Kestrels do compete for the Club taking part in Sportshall and QuadKids events.

Our Youth Policy document can be found here:

Vale of Aylesbury Youth Development Policy_12 October 2015

Junior Club Rules

Vale of Aylesbury Athletic Club is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of its members.

The Club believes that it is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents associated with the Club should, at all times, show respect, are encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns or complaints that they may have about any aspect of the Club with a Club Official.


As a member of Vale of Aylesbury A.C. you are expected to abide by the following junior club rules:

  • Members must pay annual membership fees for training or events promptly.
  • All members must respect coaches, officials, volunteers and their decisions.
  • All members must respect opponents.
  • Members should keep to agreed timings for training and competitions or inform their coach or team manager if they are going to be late.
  • Members must wear suitable kit - for training and match sessions, Junior members are not allowed to smoke on Club premises or whilst representing the Club at competitions.
  • Junior members must wear VoAAC vests when representing The Club at competitions.
  • Junior members are not allowed to consume alcohol or drugs of any kind on the Club premises or whilst representing the Club.