South London Harriers

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Calling Young Athletes

Thanks for taking the time to look us up, and we hope we can help you, whether you are a parent or an athlete.

We are a friendly, family-orientated club, but also have many high-achievers and serious athletes amongst our ranks. We cater for everyone from Beginners through to Internationally ranked athletes, both in our Junior ranks, and on into the Seniors and Vets.

We are growing, and have achieved local, regional and national success this year. We have the opportunity for competition for all, throughout the year, in all disciplines, Track and Field, Road Running, Cross-Country, Sportshall and Triathlon.

Here, we would like to let you know a little bit about us, SLH, and all the details you need to make the decision to join us, as well as a little of what we would expect of yourself.

All our young athletes are encouraged, welcomed and supported at SLH whatever their ability. The club offers top quality coaching and training for young athletes. We train at 2 venues, Crystal Palace National Sports Centre and Track Coulsdon, Coulsdon. We have a minimum age of 8 years for joining. This is required for the safety and enjoyment of all concerned. SLH also supports young athletes in many outside competitions, at local, county, regional and national levels. The club is very proud to have assisted in the development of many that have gone on to be successful Seniors.

SLH have a number of qualified coaches who support a range of sessions available in all disciplines. These are offered at Crystal Palace on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays all year round, and Track Coulsdon on Tuesdays and Thursdays all year round. We have ex-Commonwealth Games competitors, World Championship runners, and British record holders amongst our coaches, so there is a wealth of experience here.

In return for the coaching, pastoral care and encouragement, all we expect is a decent level of behaviour and respect from our athletes. SLH colours are well-known at competitions, and we often get comments from other clubs or parents, on the exemplary sportsmanship of our young athletes. This is emphasised at all levels, and we are very proud of this reputation. 

For more information on how to get involved as a young athlete or as a parent looking to provide support to your child, please contact  Anne Roden for more details, and she will be able to point you in the right direction.

Look forward to hearing from you soon.                     

Remember : Healthy body, healthy mind !