How to join
Interested in joining Derby Athletic Club?
We are an inclusive club welcoming new members from the age of eight. We have a range of training groups including sprints, middle-distance running and field events. There may be a waiting list to join some groups, but we always do our best to accommodate anyone who is enthusiastic and wants to train.
Junior Academy – athletes approximately in the competition ages U11, U13, U15+
The academy offers experience of and rotation of track and field events, giving young athletes the chance to find out and develop their strengths before specialising as they move into a senior group.
At Junior Academy taster session young athletes can try a session at the club before committing to full membership. Trial sessions cost £5, to cover UK Athletics club insurance.
Intermediate, senior and elite athletes – for ages 14+
We run training groups specialising in disciplines including sprint, middle and long distance, jumps, throws and multi events.
Training is at Moorways Stadium on Tuesday and Thursday nights, typically from 6pm, but times vary by specific group. Additional training is held at the weekends as required by the training group.
Training is on the Moorways track and field areas, and also on cross country courses and roads around Moorways. Groups also hold strength, flexibility and technique sessions, outside in the summer and in the clubhouse in winter.
Interested in joining a training group?
We ask you first to come to a trial session to make sure you are matched to the right training group. Trial sessions cost £5, to cover UK Athletics club insurance. You will join a training session and meet coaches and members of the training group. Training typically includes warm-up, training session focusing to the needs of the group, with drills, technique and strength work, and cool-down.
If you decide to join Derby Athletic Club, you need to complete the membership form and pay the annual membership fee. Our membership year runs from 1 April to 31 March. If you are joining after 1 April, the membership fee is pro-rata from the full fee.
Looking to change club?
If you wanting to join Derby Athletic Club and are a registered athlete with another athletic club, there is a specific England Athletics process to follow.