We are a competitive athletic club and view athletic competitions as a priority for our athletes to both enjoy competing for the club in team-based events and to be a key part of their own development.
The 2023 season has also gone really well for the club. We finished 4th in the National League, 3rd in the Southern League, 3rd in the Youth Development League Upper, 4th in the Youth Development League Lower and 2nd in the Alder Valley League.
We also view athletic competitions as a great opportunity for our volunteers and parents to enjoy being part of the club and contributing to our performance at them. This could be as a qualified official, or as a parent helper (raking sand pits, collecting throwing equipment, etc). Being an official earns points for the team and being a parent helper is being part of the team! For more details, please see here.
There are a range of competitions for all standards and ages of athletes, from local leagues and open meetings to county, regional and national championships.
We expect all our athletes to compete and we compete in competitions throughout the whole year. In the summer competition year, (1st April to 30th September), this is mainly track & field and we compete in the following inter club team-based leagues:
- National Athletics League – where we are proud to be one of the top sixteen clubs in the country, who compete in the Premiership Division.
- Southern Athletics League – for seniors, under 20s and under 17s, where we are one of the sixteen clubs who compete in the top division.
- Youth Development League Upper – for under 20s and under 17s – again, we compete in the top division in our region and it is an important part of their development into seniors.
- Youth Development League Lower – for under 15s and under 13s – delivers a combination of individual development and being part of a team.
- Alder Valley League – for under 13s, under 15s and under 17s, which provides an excellent opportunity for development of beginner athletes, by gaining experience of competing, having fun competing, trying to improve their personal bests and for being part of a team.
In addition to the above inter club team-based leagues, there are ‘open meetings’. These tend to be hosted by athletic clubs and area athletic bodies. Most open meetings are designed for athletes to compete as individuals to try to improve their personal best times and distances / win medals and trophies. They are also a way of gaining entry standards for championships and other competitions. Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow Athletic Club view open meetings as another key part of an athlete’s development, especially for juniors. NB: some are open to athletes of any age and standard and others require qualification standards to be met before an entry will be accepted.
In addition to all this, for members individually, there are County Championships and in the upper echelons of the sport there are Regional Championships and National Championships.
On top of all this, there are English Schools competitions. Local, county and national championships are an opportunity for all our juniors (athletes in school years 7 to 13) to represent their school and then potentially their county by progressing through qualification rounds, regional events and national finals.
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