Designed to ensure continuance of our U17/U20 athletes, creating a natural adulthood break from junior athletics and supporting their transition period to fully fledged senior athlete
The athlete will be asked to sign a contract that will outline the benefits of becoming a member of the squad and the conditions that will be attached
For Enquiries about Joining the U17/U20 Squad please email vice-Chairman@portsmouthathletic.co.uk
To Print the application form for Under 18s please Click Here
To Print the application form for Over 18s please Click Here
Please email completed form to vice-Chairman@portsmouthathletic.co.uk or by hand to Andrew Vincent
All U17/U20 Squad Athletes will be asked to carry out the following:
The athlete must compete in a minimum of 6 meetings per year in any of the leagues SAL,BAL,Wessex T&F,AVL,YDL,Wessex League XC or Hampshire League XC plus any regional or national finals.
To wear club apparel and or squad clothing and use squad provided equipment at all competitions entered by the club, or requested by the club unless rules or regulations prevent.
To thoughtfully promote COPAC at all Open Meetings and opportunities, by wearing squad apparel as possible
To conduct yourself in a professional and pro COPAC manner at every opportunity.
To show professionalism and respect to all athletes in the club, team managers and officials.
What Will I Receive?
- Distinctive personalised apparel (tracksuit as shown below)
Distinctive merchandise including a Squad sports bag and drinks bottle
A Mentor from the existing senior team
An informal function where the squad can meet existing senior athletes and the managers of those teams
Up to 3 workshops per year on items such as peer pressure, training regimes whilst studying and performance
Discount card for Alexander Sports
50% reduction on coach travel to League meetings
Eligibility to earn money from Star Track events
Various club organised social functions
Report on U17/U20 initiative Mini Tennis.
Sunday 19th March saw the first meeting associated with this club activity. It was a fantastic turn out (more than 30 athletes) After a short presentation of the ideas behind the initiative, and an introduction to few of the senior club members the fun began. A short break for refreshments (fabulous food laid on by Jean), and the night ended with a group warm down taken by the senior athletes. It would also be wrong of me not to mention the venue and their welcoming staff, a potential location for indoor training next season? Few observations; we now know why Mandy and Steve are such good athletes their drive to win is unquestionable, Jacob and Rhiannon showed that this was not the first time they had played tennis, Maddie needs to see someone about the strange grunt she has each time she hits the ball (Sharapova she is not !!), I could go on but all in all good fun was had by everyone and I felt the evening successfully completed its objective. Now bring on the track season !!!