TRACK & FIELD

OVER 17'S

Eastbourne Rovers Senior athletes 17 and over, train in event based groups focusing on their particular discipline. We meet on Tuesay and Thursday evenings from 6.30pm-8pm covering sprints, middle distance, road running, throws and jumps. These sessions are all led by UK Athletics qualified coaches.

There is also an opportunity to train at the track on an individula basis at the weekend.

​Eastbourne Rovers also has liinks with Brighton University. Students join in the clubs training sessions and can gain experience of coaching some of the younger groups. Sports science students can also link up with athletes to help with their studies.

UNDER 17'S

Eastbourne Rovers has a thriving youth section. We welcome young athletes, male and female of all abilities, from 9 years upwards. Our aim is to introduce athletics to young people in a fun and safe environment. UK Athletics qualified and DBS checked, coaches lead the training sessions. Initially, our youngest members focus on developing their basic athletic skills and enjoy trying out a wide range of running, jumping and throwing events. Thereafter, as their skills and expertise develops, they are introduced to more specialised training groups including sprinting, middle distance and cross country running, jumps and throws 

Training sessions are held at various times between 5.30 and 7.30 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings throughout the year at Eastbourne Sports Park.

For further information or to place your child's name on the waiting list if school year 4 or below, please contact enquiries@eastbourneroversac.co.uk

COMPETITIONS Over 17's

In the summer the senior male and female athletes and anyone over 17 can compete in the Southern Athletics League (SAL). There are 5 matches held between mid April and August. The mixed format has proved extremely popular and Eastbourne have achieved success in this league as they are currently in Division 1.

Our over 35 male and female athletes are eligible to compete in the Sussex Masters League. - a relatively relaxed summer league spread over 4 evenings between May and July. The meetings cater for all athletics disciplines and are split into different age groups. Our Masters athletes also compete in various other national and international events throughout the year.

The Under 20 age group ie 17-19 year olds, join with the U17's to compete in the Youth Development League (YDL). Eastbourne, Lewes, East Grinstead and Haywards Heath join together to form 'Team Sussex' competing in 4/5 matches against other teams in the south. This is a good opportunity for U20's to compete against their own age group in all the track and field events.

U20's, Seniors and Masters can all enter the Sussex Championships for track and field and crss country, as well as the many Open meetings, on an individual basis.

In the winter our senior and junior middle distance athletes join forces and enter age and gender defined teams in the Sussex Cross Country League - a series of 4 meetings held between October and February. We also compete in the East Sussex Cross Country League - a series of 6 races over courses of approximately 5 miles that vary from open down to very muddy woodland tracks! Eastbourne Rovers hosts the race at Warren Hill, Beachy Head.

COMPETITIONS Under 17'S

We take part in the Sussex Under13 and Under 15 Leagues during the summer months - three matches on weekday evenings in May, June and July and then a Sunday final in September. The Under 11's take part in evenings of competitions held at the track throughout the summer.

​The Under 17's combine with the U20's to compete in the Youth Development Leagye (YDL).  Eastbourne, Lewes, East Grinstead and Haywards Heath join together to form 'Team Sussex' competing in 4/5 matches against other teams in the south. This is a good opportunity to compete against athletes of the same age.

Athletes are also encouraged to compete in the Sussex County Championships and the Sussex Schools Championships. Our athletes are regularly selected to represent Sussex at inter county track and field or cross country matches and compete at the English Schools' Track and Field Championships. There are also plenty of opportunities to compete in "Open" meetings throughout Sussex and the South East.​

During the winter there are indoor open meetings at Sutton and the indoor county championships are held at Sutton in March each year. There are also regular cross country events and opportunities to represent the county at Inter County and National Cross Country races.

With the coaching some Eastbourne athletes have received somem go on to represent the county at Inter-county and English schools competitions, both on the track, field and X-C.

Others add other competitions, attending the South of England and National events. In recent years some go on to represent England and Great Britain.

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PARENTS

Why not start running yourself or help out?

​On Tuesday and Thursday club nights many of our parents either help with coaching or take part in our jogging sessions to keep fit.

Eastbourne Rovers is run entirely by volunteers. Extra help is always wanted and never refused. Indeed, most of our current coaches and officials are involved because their own children were junior members and, to preserve the long term future of our Club, we need a succession of new helpers.

​Parents can help in a variety of ways, whether it is coaching, officiating, administration or simply helping out at matches. However it's not just work and, over the years, we have discovered that parents really enjoy being involved and getting to know other parents.

If you would like to get involved in any way, or perhaps have a particular skill or area of expertise, please speak to one of the coaches or e-mail enquiries.

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OUR COACHES

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SUE KEEN

Coaching co-ordinator - Level 4 Performance Coach - Speed level 3 Combined events - Level 2 Jumps - I.I.S.T Sports Massage

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ANDY PAYNE

Level 3 - Development Group Coach - Middle distance Coach Educator/Mentor

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PETE STANDEN

Level 3 Performance Coach - Endurance

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CHRIS VOICE

Level 3 Performance Coach - Endurance S.A.Q Skills

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LIZ BRANDON

Level 2 Club Coach - Throws

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JENNY BROWN

Level 2 Club Coach - Endurance Children in Athletics

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ANGELA MORGAN

Level 2 Club Coach - Throws

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DAN SHEPPARD

Level 2 CLUB Coach - Speed UKSC Strength and Conditionng Coach - Level 7 Health & Exercise Physiologist - BSC Sport & Exercise Science

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MIKE THOMPSON

Level 2 Club Coach - Speed Leader in Running Fitness

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ROSE CHAPLIN

Level 1 Coaching Assistant

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SUE FRY

Level 1 Coaching Asisstant

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SHANIA MARTLEW

Level 1 Coaching Assistant

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STUART PELLING

Level 2 Club Coach - Speed

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CHRIS DODD

Level 1 Coaching Assistant

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BRYN SMITH

Level 1 Coaching Asisstant

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BAILEY WRIGHT

Level 1 Coaching Assistant