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.

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

April sees the start of the Track and Field league season. The Wessex league kicks off at Winchester on Sunday April 8. The opening fixtures for the UK Youth Development League are on Saturday 21 April at Walton for U13 and U15 and on Sunday 29 April at Bournemouth for U17 and U20 agegroups.

All Summer Track and Field league fixtures are listed on the Fixtures page. Also provided there are links for entering the Hampshire County Championships (closing date April 27) and the Hampshire Multi-events and Quadkids Championships (closing date May 4).


Our March newsletter has pictures and results from the final Cross-country and Sportshall fixtures, and looks forward to the forthcoming Track and Field season.

Archive of previous newsletters here.