Welcome to New Forest Juniors

New Forest Junior (NFJ) Athletics club is a small, friendly, club catering for all abilities. Our aim is to provide quality coaching and competition to young athletes from school year 4 to year 11, developing athletes to the best of their abilities. We are based at Noadswood School in Dibden Purlieu, in the East of the New Forest, with a small satellite club in the North of the New Forest, based around Hale.

NFJ offer athletes the opportunity of competing in cross-country competitions during the winter months followed by track and field league fixtures during the summer months. We support and develop those athletes wanting to progress to the next level. We also support local schools in their athletic aspirations throughout the school year.

We have a Clubmark accreditation, details of which are available on request.

If you would like to give us a try, come along for a free trial session; see below for training times.

The club is now full in the Under 11s and Under 13s (school year 4 - 7) age group at the Noadswood training venue. We are continually monitoring the numbers attending training with us there and so we hope to be able to review this notice over the winter.

On a case by case basis, we will try to support new young athletes. If you are already competing for your school and you wish to commit to the next stage of competing at club level, at either Cross Country, Sports Hall Athletics or Track and Field Athletics, we will do our very best to support you. Please email Rachel Jones (will.merrett@btopenworld.com) to discuss the options.

There are still vacancies for older athletes (school year 8 and above) but as these groups are also nearing capacity, our coaches are keen to ensure that those joining the club are willing to take part in weekend competitions.

Training Times

At Noadswood School (see map below):

Tuesdays and Thursdays
6.30 to 8 pm (U13 and older)
6.30 to 7.30 pm (U11s)

At Hale:

Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
(U11-U15) (contact Rachel Jones for details)

Locations and times may vary during the year. Check with your coach first.

Our Base


Club members, parents and supporters can keep up-to-date with club news by joining our closed Facebook group, New Forest Juniors Athletics Club.

Next Fixture

January sees the Hampshire county championships, on January 6, followed a week later by the fourth fixture of the Hampshire cross-country league, at Reading on Saturday January 13.


Our December newsletter has pictures and results from our November and December cross-country fixtures, and an updated list of club records for track and field.

Archive of previous newsletters here.