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Welcome to Derby Athletic ClubMoorways Stadium, Moor Lane, Derby, DE24 9HY Correspondence to: 6 Atchison Gardens, Chaddesden, Derby, DE21 6UH

New starters in induction group – no sessions in March

Derby Athletic Club runs introductory sessions on the first Tuesday and Thursday of the month for potential athletes wishing to join the Club’s induction group, which is aimed at less-experienced athletes aged 13 and under. Older athletes are welcome to come to any club night, but please email us first if possible.

The next new starter sessions in induction group will be on Tuesday and Thursday, 4 and 6 February. Due to the continuing popularity of the sessions, there will be no new starter induction sessions in March. We hope to be able to run the sessions again in April. If you are interested in coming to the session in April, please email

Athletes are recommended to arrive between 5.45pm and 5.55pm for their first session, ready to start at 6pm.

Please remember we train in all weathers (more or less!) and so layers of warm clothing and a waterproof are advised for colder weather. New starters also need to wear trainers; spikes are not necessary when athletes are first starting.

We positively encourage athletes to compete; club fees include the chance to compete in the summer Derbyshire Mini League events at Moorways.

  • Coaches can still introduce new members at their discretion at any time.

Please do not turn up at the Club as a new member for the Induction group outside the official New Starter Nights.

Please be aware the minimum age to join is eight years old.

The Club’s Membership Secretary is currently not available at every session; if you have membership queries, for example if you wish to pay membership fees, please speak to Denise Reid, who will be at the club house on a Tuesday only, between 6pm and 7pm.

If you wish to join, you will be asked to complete an application form. Initially, you’ll be asked for a £30 payment to cover the Induction Period, which covers the first 10 sessions at the Club. Once the 10 sessions are over, if you want to continue at the Club, you’ll be expected to pay the outstanding annual balance of the membership fee to Derby Athletic Club.

If you already have experience in athletics at another England Athletics affiliated club you don’t need to wait for a new starters night but we do ask that you contact us before just turning up.