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 call Rachel Jones on 01725 513 658 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, 01725 513658 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

The club AGM will be held at Noadswood School on Tuesday 21st March, 8-9pm. Agenda here and 2016 minutes here.

Our annual Skittles and Presentation Evening is on Friday March 31st at The Bold Forester, Marchwood. SO40 4UQ. All club members are invited. Medals wil be presented to anyone who has competed last year for the club on at least two occasions in 2016, as well as to club record breakers and anyone who has represented Hampshire or Wiltshire Athletics. Presentation of awards will begin 7.30.

With the club cross-country calendar now complete, we are looking forward to the track and field season - see the fixtures page. There are also details of some local early season open meetings.


Our March newsletter looks forward to the summer season, and has details of the club AGM and presentation evening.

Archive of previous newsletters here.