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Welcome to the Derby Athletic Club website

We are a club based at Moorways Stadium in Derby which offers the chance to train and compete on track and field, including sprints, hurdles, middle and long distance, throws, jumps, and multi events. Membership of the club offers access to training sessions and competitions including summer track and field events and winter sportshall and cross-country.

We welcome athletes from the age of eight. We have a popular junior section as well as many athletes training and competing at senior and veteran level.

Club training sessions run from 5pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Moorways – exact timings vary for the different groups. There is also training for the Junior group on a Saturday morning and occasional training sessions on Sundays for specific groups.

For more information about how to become a member and the different options for membership, please see our section on how to join the club.

For more details about how you can compete for the club, please see our competitions schedule.

We would welcome volunteers to help the club with coaching, officiating and other roles. For more details see our volunteer information page.

This website also features latest training updates, reports of recent competitions featuring DAC athletes, information about DAC kit, directions to Moorways Stadium and contact details for club officers.

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Upcoming events

  • Jun

    YDL Lower Age Group – Match 3

    Youth Development League (YDL) Lower Age Group (LAG) matches are aimed at U13 and U15 athletes, with...

    at South Kesteven Sports Stadium, Grantham
  • Jun

    DADA track event 2

    Derby Athletics Development Association events are held on Tuesday evenings during the summer track ...

    at Moorways Stadium
  • Jun

    Derbyshire Minileague track and field: Match 4

    Minileague track and field events are aimed at U11 (school years 4 and 5), U13 (school years 6 and 7...

    at Moorways Stadium
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Latest news

DAC athletes compete at UK Athletics Indoor Championships

Three Derby AC members flew the flag for the club when they competed at the Microplus UK Athletics Indoor Championships at Birmingham’s Utilita Arena. Sisters Ella and Lauren Blakey, in their DAC vests, and hurdler Jonathan Mann competed at the champs before a sold-out crowd over two days, on 17 and 18 February. The event […]

Apply now for Everyone Active Sporting Champions scheme

Derby AC athletes are encouraged to apply to the Everyone Active Sporting Champions Scheme. The scheme, now in its eighth year, supports talented up-and-coming athletes by offering free access to Everyone Active training facilities across the country, and is aimed at athletes from grassroots level to Olympians. Represented by a panel of elite athletes and […]

Officials needed for summer track and field – can you help?

Calling all Derby Athletic Club officials – or any DAC members or parents who might like to help. We have a full summer programme of club track and field events which we are either hosting at Moorways or attending as a club at athletic club tracks in the local area. As ever, we need volunteer […]

Medal success for DAC in Northern Indoor Champs

Derby Athletic Club athletes had a great weekend at the Northern Indoor Championships at the EIS in Sheffield on 13 and 14 January. Three outstanding performances by our senior woman saw them winning medals, with Suzzanne Palmer gaining bronze in the long jump with a season’s best of 5.62. Ella Blakey won bronze in a […]

DAC athletes shine in English Schools Combined Events

Two Derby Athletic Club athletes were delighted to be part of the Derbyshire team at the strongly contested English Schools Combined Events National Finals. The finals, staged at Bedford in September, saw DAC multi-eventers Jacob Watson and Sammy Coulson join Oliver Thornhill of Stockport AC and Ben Lowe of Mansfield AC to compete in the […]

Promotion to the Northern Premier League For Derby AC

Derby Athletic Club has at last gained promotion to the Northern Premier League after winning the Division 1 promotion match at Doncaster. The club was promoted from Division 2 several years ago, but with only the top team going up to the premier league each season, it has been a tough challenge in the last […]

Success for Kevin as he competes in his first England vest

DAC U17 athlete Kevin Masukume built on his English Schools success with his first national vest when he competed for England at the SIAB International meeting in Grangemouth, Scotland. In a very competitive long jump competition Kevin managed to achieve a best jump of 6.83m to finish in fourth place. That 6.83 marker is just […]

DAC are MiniLeague champions for 2023

Derby Athletic Club is delighted once again to be awarded the accolade of Derbyshire Track and Field MiniLeague champions, with an overall points total of 2458.5, which equated to a league points total of 23, beating Chesterfield (19 league points) and Amber Valley and Erewash (15 league points). The fourth and final match in the […]

Entries open now for Derbyshire county championships

Entries are now open for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire County Track and Field Championships. The weekend of athletics is hosted this year by Nottinghamshire at Harvey Hadden stadium in Nottingham on 13 and 14 May. All events are for all age groups U13 through to Masters, and there is also the Quadkids event for U11s. Entries […]

Apply now to be an Everyone Active Sporting Champion

Applications are now open for the Everyone Active Sporting Champions scheme. Athletes can apply through the Sporting Champions website until 31 March 2023. The scheme aims to give talented athletes the opportunity to make use of training support and mentoring sessions to further their careers. Launched in 2016, it has been responsible for over £1million worth […]

Can you support the club this summer track and field season?

As we approach another spring and summer season of outdoor track and field meetings, Derby Athletic Club is looking for support with officiating and helping at events. We welcome help from qualified officials or interested helpers. If you are a qualified official and you are able to help at any of the summer’s meetings, please […]

Medals for DAC pair as they race for England

Derby Athletic Club runners Molly Hudson and Ella Blakey did their country and club proud when they competed for England at the Reykjavik Games in Iceland, with a PB and a gold medal for Molly and a relay gold for Ella. It was a first England vest for both athletes, who have been with Derby […]

DAC athletes to compete for England at Reykjavik Games

Two Derby Athletic Club runners have earned their first England vests, after being selected to compete for their country at the Reykjavik Games in Iceland next month. Ella Blakey has been chosen to run in the 200m and fellow DAC member Molly Hudson in the 800m. Both are coming to the event off strong performances […]

Congratulations to DAC athletes chosen to represent county in sportshall

Derby Athletic Club junior athletes have been successful in qualifying for the county sportshall U11 and U13/U15 squad, after their excellent performances in the Derbyshire MiniLeague sportshall events this winter. They will now compete at the East Midlands Regional Final on Saturday 18 March at Meres Leisure Centre in Grantham. The competition involves county teams […]

Victories for five DAC teams at final North Mids cross country event

Derby Athletic Club had an amazing day at North Midlands Cross Country, with victories for five teams as well a host of individual high placings. The final North Midlands Cross Country League event of the season was at Berry Hill Park in Mansfield on Saturday January 14. In a fantastic club result, with amazing team […]

Sign up this week for national cross country champs

Derby Athletic Club athletes are encouraged to sign up this week to run in the Saucony English National Cross Country Championships 2023, which takes place on Saturday 25 February. Entries for the Championships close on Friday 27 January and late entries will not be accepted. Derby Athletic Club athletes who want to take part should […]

New venue for County Cross Country Champs on 7 January 2023

The County Cross Country Championships on Saturday 7 January have changed venue; after Markeaton Park in Derby was declared unsuitable due to ground conditions, the event will now be at Bulwell Hall Park, Nottingham NG6 8LF. Race timings and distance information have not changed. Travelling instructions: From M1 Junction 26 follow the A610 towards Nottingham […]

Derby Athletic Club juniors are Minileague Cross Country champions

Derby Athletic Club U11, U13 and U15 cross-country runners ran their hearts out on a frosty Saturday morning match at Moorways in Derby, to retain the overall Derbyshire Minileague Cross Country trophy. DAC runners emerged triumphant after a series of hard-fought races across the age groups, beating nearest rivals Amber Valley and Erewash Athletic Club […]

Volunteer award for Derby Athletic Club stalwart Ernie

Ernie Cripps, a stalwart for many years on the Derby Athletic Club officiating team, has won the Inspiring Official award at the East Midlands England Athletics Volunteer Awards. Derbyshire legend Ernie has given almost 70 years to the sport, taking on many committee roles for club and county, officiating at most Derby Athletic Club matches, […]

Pre-season update for Level 1 field officials

All Level 1 field officials are invited to a pre-season update session to help those who are keen to move up to level 2 during the 2023 season. The update event is on Tuesday 17 January 2023, 6.30pm – 8pm in the DAC clubhouse. This is a great chance to find out more about how you […]

Your chance to train as a coach or an official

Calling all parents, siblings, grandparents, older athletes – are you looking for a challenge? England Athletics has a range of track and field, road running and officiating courses available to book on to. Secure your spot via Athletics Hub. Sign up for a course now and be a bigger part of something special. Leading athletics […]

Sign up at DAC clubhouse for cross country

Cross country season is around the corner, so please look out for a sign-up sheet at Moorways if you are interested. Events are as follows: 15 October: Markeaton Park Derby 12 November: Glebe Park Corby 3 December: Shipley Park Heanor 14 January: Berry Hill Park Mansfield 22 October: Northern Cross Country Relay Championships, Graves Park, […]

Winter Minileague competition dates announced: sportshall and cross country

Calling all athletes in school years 10 and below – some winter competition dates for your diary: Winter Derbyshire MiniLeague (summer 2022 age groups apply for these comps): Sportshall Athletics – Sundays at Queens Park Leisure Centre, Chesterfield – dates for 2022-23: 16 October 2022 20 November 2022 4 December 2022 8 January 2023 5 February […]

Joy as Derby AC wins Derbyshire Minileague

There was delight at Moorways Stadium on Saturday 16 July as Derby Athletic Club juniors crowned their excellent efforts this summer with a famous victory in the Derbyshire Athletics Track and Field Minileague competition. Some members of the winning team are pictured above. Athletes from U11, U13 and U15 age groups competed over four matches […]

Check out our guide to summer 2022 athletics competitions

The club guide to club and open events for athletes aged from U11 to masters, including the final events happening during summer 2022, is attached below. Please take a look and make a note of dates. We are keen to encourage club members to take part in as many competitions as possible, and we are […]

Tributes paid to Alan Domleo

Derby Athletic Club members and friends were saddened to hear the news of the death of club stalwart Alan Domleo on 23 August. Alan was known to all at the club as a keen coach and supporter of all club members, especially encouraging younger ones’ interest in the sport he loved so much. What some […]

Could you be a volunteer at the club? Watch our video for more details!

Have you thought about volunteering to help Derby Athletic Club? You don’t have to make a big commitment of time and it’s fun. You will meet new friends, support your child if they are a club member, learn a new skill, maybe even take a qualification. Watch the video on Youtube – showing some of […]

Could you train as a club official?

Derby Athletic Club needs your support this year! A number of the club’s experienced officials and volunteers are stepping back from their roles. This means that, in order to support Derby AC to be able to run competitions at Moorways this summer (when restrictions allow) we need to encourage members or supporters to become officials or helpers […]

Track to reopen to U15s and above in August – please complete membership form

Derby Athletic Club is delighted to be in a situation where the club is working towards an August reopening of the track and is able to take membership fees once again. Please download and complete the membership form below. Once this is returned by email you will receive, within 48 hours, a link to pay […]

Update on Moorways and thank you to club coaches

On behalf of the Club’s Committee can we say a big thank-you to all the coaches who have continued to work with many of the club’s members. Your efforts, enthusiasm and inspiration have been much appreciated. Initial plans to reopen the track at Moorways have not yet been agreed and signed off by Derby City […]

Committee Vacancy

VOLUNTARY ADMINISTRATION OFFICER/SECRETARY It is about seven weeks since the Annual General Meeting and there are some vacancies on the Committee which remain unfilled. The Committee is discussing changing its legal status in terms of administration. The role of Administration Officer is vital to that change. The Club would like to appoint a volunteer to […]

Club Membership Renewals Postponed

Derby Athletic Club has made the decision to postpone membership renewals due to Government action over Covid-19 which has caused the club to close and competitions to be cancelled (at the moment until the end of May – and this includes training at the club). England Athletics has extended the athlete registration deadline and reduced […]

Statement from England Athletics: athletics in England suspension extended until 31 May 2020

The following statement has been sent to Derby Athletic Club by England Athletics: 24 March 2020: following the further restrictions on movement put in place by the UK Government last night, UKA and the Home Country Athletics Federations have made the following updates to our previous statement issued on 17 March: Extending the suspension of […]

Derbyshire County Championships among events cancelled for 2020

Derbyshire Athletics has announced, with regret, that all athletics events are suspended, with venues closed for the foreseeable future. This includes the Derbyshire Athletics Track and Field County Championship, due to take place on 30 and 31 May at Harvey Hadden Stadium in Nottingham. This event is cancelled and will not be held at any […]

Important message: Moorways closed until further notice

Important message for all DAC athletes: with regret we announce that Derby City Council has closed all sports and leisure centres – including Moorways Stadium – as from, and including, today (Thursday 19 March), until further notice. Please do not go to Moorways from today. You will need to train at home or elsewhere. Children […]

No training at Derby Athletic Club until mid-April

All athletes, parents, coaches and other volunteers need to be aware that following the latest Government advice on Covid-19 (Coronavirus) on 16 March 2020, and updated guidance from England Athletics, all athletic coaching sessions at Moorways track will be cancelled until mid-April at the earliest. This also means that the first events of the summer […]

Track and field summer events – download the pdf

Lots of parents have asked about a list of track and field events for summer 2020. You can download a pdf which gives details of club and some open events from April to August 2020. There are events for all ages, from U11 to Masters, though some meetings are aimed at a specific age range. […]

Success for DAC athletes over busy weekend of events

A busy weekend for Derby Athletic Club saw athletes competing in Nationals cross country at Wollaton Park, the England Indoor National U15, U17 and U20 championships at the EIS in Sheffield, and the final Sportshall Mini League event in Chesterfield. Sprinters Florence Beedie, Tom Silcock and Angelica Oparinde all qualified for the England Championships. Tom […]

Success for sprints group at indoor events

Derby Athletic Club athletes from the sprints ad jumps group have scored successes in indoor championships this winter. Runners from the group competed in the Northern Championships at the EIS in Sheffield in January, with great effort from Eliott, Tye, Ella, Mya, Florence, Angelica and Jade. They gave a good account of themselves in a […]

Senior Women’s success at northern cross country

The club’s Senior Women were successful at the Northern cross country championships at Bedale in North Yorkshire on 25 January on a tough and muddy course. The Senior Women finished 8th overall, their highest position for many years, beating some big established teams: Lisa Palmer-Blount was 30thChrissie Dover was 33rdCharlotte Reading was 61stRebecca Miller was […]

Dates announced for summer Mini Leagues

Dates have now been announced for this summer’s Derbyshire Mini League track and field events. There will be four meetings over the summer outdoor season, all at Derby AC’s home track at Moorways, all on Saturdays: 4 April9 May23 May22 August Events are aimed at U11, U13 and U15 athletes, boys and girls (school years […]

Hatful of trophies for Derby at North Mids Cross Country

Cross country runners from Derby Athletic Club set the seal on a great season with a hatful of individual and team wins at the fourth and final match in the North Midlands Cross Country League, at Wollaton Park, Nottingham. The Senior Women, Chrissie Dover, Alice Crane, Bethan Hudson, Charlotte Reading and Rebecca Miller, went into […]

Please sign up for the final two sportshall events

Calling all younger athletes – there are two more Derbyshire Sportshall events at Queen’s Park Leisure Centre on Boythorpe Road, in Chesterfield. The final two matches in the winter indoor season are on Sunday 19 January and Sunday 23 February. Athletes can sign up for events on 19 January in the clubhouse now. The sportshall […]

DAC runners scoop individual and team wins at County Cross Country

Derby Athletic Club runners scooped a marvellous series of results at the Derbyshire Cross Country Championships at the weekend (Saturday 4 January). The event, on a very muddy Shipley Park course, saw DAC dominant with individual wins for U13 Boys, U15 Boys, U15 Girls and Senior Women. There was also a team gold for the […]

Remember – refreshments are on sale on club nights!

Just a reminder to all athletes and parents – the club’s catering team is in the clubhouse on club nights, Tuesday and Thursday, from 6pm – 7.30pm, selling a range of refreshments. This includes hot drinks, including hot chocolate and coffee; soup; cold drinks including juice and water; and a range of sweets and other […]

Christmas puddings and hampers for DAC runners

While Derby Athletic Club members were gaining all the prizes in the Derby 10-mile race, other Derby AC members were busy sweating bits and pieces off to earn Christmas puddings at the 10k Matthew Walker Pudding Run. Notable and honourable mentions (on a muddy, cold and excessively hilly course) go to: Chrissie Dover who was […]

DAC athletes score success at Derby 10-mile race

Derby Athletic Club had a fantastic morning at the Western Power Derby 10-mile race on Sunday 17 November. Our very own Ben Connor won the race in a new event record time of 49:42, only three seconds ahead of the second-placed athlete, Dougie Musson from Notts AC. Kev Farrow came a strong fourth in 54:47, […]

Magnificent win for Corey in North Mids cross country

There was a great turnout for Derby AC at the second North Midlands cross country league at Corby on Saturday 9 November with 42 athletes competing with a great team spirit throughout. Thank you to all the club parents who got the juniors down to Corby – and many thanks to Mick and Sue Heffernan […]

Sportshall success at Chesterfield for U13 boys

There was a good turnout on Sunday 10 November at the indoor Sportshall event in Chesterfield, with some great individual performances and plenty of DAC athletes winning their events. One highlight was a great victory for the U13 boys in their section, winning by a margin of 23.5 points. If we could have a few […]

Cross country winter warmers at Moorways

The club’s marvellous catering team is putting on refreshments for the Mini League cross country event at Moorways in December – so bring some cash for a winter warmer! The team will be on site from 10am on Saturday 14 December, serving bacon butties and sausage cobs, plus a range of hot drinks including soup […]

DAC awards finalists feature in Telegraph supplement

Three members of Derby Athletic Club featured in the Derby Telegraph as part of a supplement on the paper’s annual sports awards. All the finalists are profiled in the supplement, published in the paper on 31 October, including DAC members Paul Martin, up for Volunteer of the Year, Ernie Cripps, a possible winner for Service […]

Awards at city sports event for Barry and Hannah

Two Derby Athletic Club members had their contribution recognised when they stopped awards at the Derby City Sport Forum event. The awards night, at Derby Council House on Thursday (10 October) saw club chairman Barry Parker receive a Lifetime Service award while U20 javelin thrower Hannah Barnden was awarded Junior Sportswoman of the Year. Hannah […]

Derbyshire County Championships

This weekend (11 and 12 May) Moorways Stadium is staging the annual Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire County Championships. Lots of our athletes will be taking part, so if that’s you, please remember: U15 and U17 athletes may be selected for events at the CAU Inter County Match on Monday 27 May in Blackpool. Letters will be issued […]

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