Living with COVID 19 (Coronavirus)
* Level 5 Lockdown Training Implications *
Due to recent Level 5 lockdown introduced to limit the spread of the Covid-19, all juvenile group training sessions will cease effective immediately until at least February 1st, 2021.
People may meet with people from one other household in outdoor settings when taking exercise.
No indoor or outdoor exercise group activities, including those involving children, should take place.
Individual training only. No indoor or outdoor gatherings involving “individual training” except for professional and elite sports.
We encourage athletes to keep active and train in a safe and covid compliant way. Train within 5km of your home and be considerate when training in public parks or on the roadway.
We look forward to a return to structure training once restrictions are lifted, in the mean time stay safe and fit.
The Club Committee...
For 2021, due to the ever changing Covid 19 Road Map level status & associated restrictions, please note the following:
Clane Athletic Club remains committed to the guidance and direction of Athletics Ireland, Sport Ireland, the HSE and the Government.
Clane Athletic club are strictly following the measures as per the current government Covid 19 status level road map.
For information on our current Covid 19 level status and the corresponding road map guidelines for that level, click on the below link:
COVID 19 CURRENT STATUS AND ROAD MAP TO FOLLOW
Details of our current training guidelines will be communicated between the coach and our members via our social messaging groups.
If you have not received any communications or updates, and you or your child is a registered member, please contact us to ensure you are added to our social messaging group.
***Strictly Clane AC members only***
The track is not open to the general public.
For 2021, each member needs their current Athletics Ireland registration number for our new online covid protocols sign off.
Please click and bookmark the link below to access sign off for training.
DO NOT SHOW UP TO TRAINING UNLESS THIS ONLINE FORM HAS BEEN FILLED OUT.
As this stage, each club member has been contacted and given their unique Athletics Ireland number and must not show up to training unless this online sign off has been completed.
Our facility remains open and available to utilise complying with best health practices. Coaches may at their discretion opt to invite some juveniles to train in agreed ‘pods’ complying with Covid protocols.
The club is closed for those who have been in Contact with anyone out of the country in the last 14 days. (excluding Green list countries)
The club is closed for those in a period of self-isolation and/or cocooning under the current Health Policy Rules.
If you have any symptoms of Covid-19 do not train, self-isolate and contact your GP
There can be no physical contact whatsoever between the members of the training group.
Please refrain entirely from spitting.
Social distancing of 2M must be strictly observed at all times between members of the training group.
Athletes should arrive at the training venue entrance no more than 10 minutes prior to training time.
Athletes should arrive in training kit and change footwear at the car or at home.
All athletes should bring hand sanitiser, & face mask to training.
Wash your hands before you leave home to go running, bring a hand sanitiser with you, do not press any pedestrian crossing buttons and if you are stretching do not use a railings.
Do not share drinks, be absolutely careful that your drink bottle does not touch against another athletes drink bottle, do not handle another athletes drink bottle, it is vitally important that cross contamination is avoided.
Welcome Clane Athletic Club!
Located in the historic village of Clane, Co. Kildare, our club is one of Ireland’s newest athletic clubs. The club, which is completely volunteer-led, was reformed in 2012 with the principal aim of promoting athletics, for all ages, in the village and environs of Clane.
Our coaches and athletes have worked hard over the past 9 years to build the club into a strong, reputable club.
Our most exciting news we received in the Summer of 2018 is that we were successful in acquiring the start up funding needed to build our very own 200m running track, sprint track and field events area for jumps & throws, in the grounds of Scoil Mhuire secondary school. The new facility was officially opened in December 2019.
Our club is proud to be affiliated to the Irish governing body for athletics; Athletics Ireland.
We place a strong emphasis on community, and encourage the development of athletic skills, in a fun, friendly and sociable environment.
Where are we?
Help always wanted!
Clane AC is a volunteer based club. We are always looking for and welcome more volunteer coaches and volunteer coaches assistants.
Having more volunteer coaches & coaches assistants means the club can open up spaces to allow more children to train.
Please contact us if you are a parent of a child on the waiting list, and think you might like to help out by assisting our existing coaches?
Or if you have some expertise and would like to coach an age group.
Full mentor-ship by the club will be provided and new coaches will be sent on A.A.I certified coaching courses and first aid safety classes also paid for by the club.
*Childrens safety is of utmost importance to us, so it is mandatory that all new coaches/assistants/committee members who will have direct access to our juvenile members go through the A.A.I specific Garda Vetting process.
They must also be agreeable to attending a Code of Ethics course / Child Safeguarding course approved by A.A.I and must sign a current Clane AC club code of conduct form.
(This is process is arranged and overseen by Clane AC's Child welfare officers).
For 2021, Clane Athletic Club welcomes age groups from U8's - U18s
Our youngest members are the U8's group, which caters for children aged 6 and turning age 7 that year. i.e The child must already be 6yrs old before 01 January 2021 and turning age 7 at some point during 2021.
So, for 2021, our age categories cater for children born within the years 2014 (U8s) through to 2004 (U18s).
These younger members are introduced to athletics through the “Little Athletics” / “Junior Athletics” programmes, where they learn the basics of Agility, Balance and Coordination and progress to learning the skills and techniques involved in the core athletic disciplines of running, jumping, throwing and walking.
Our oldest age group category is U18's, so children age 17.
18 year olds and older can join our adult running group.
Unfortunately, our leader led Couch to 5km programme for January 2021 is unworkable while Covid 19 restrictions are in place, so we have suspended this programme until restrictions are fully lifted - We will keep this under review and announce accordingly when we feel we can effectively run the programme again.
Queries for children on the waiting list:
Due to more demand in certain age groups, sometimes Clane AC have to operate a waiting list for new juvenile members - these groups are usually the U9s, U10s & U11s ages. Our team of coaches are constantly reviewing the age groups and coach allocation to see if we have more space available.
Our club registrar, Niall Heffernan will review your application and if there is no place available, your child will be placed on the list, or if we have a place available he will be in touch with you immediately.
Clane AC Track Fundraising
Sponsor a name plate on the new track
Would you like to have your family name or your child’s name permanently displayed at the new track?
For € 260 we will place each name on a plaque next to the new track.
This is a great way to support our track development and to mark your support for the club. This offer is open to members and non-members.
A sample name plate is available to view on request and we are appealing now for those interested to sign up using the relevant form. Clane AC is an approved sports body for tax purposes and if a PAYE individual makes a donation to the club, we as the sports body, can claim the tax relief from Revenue. Hence additional funding will accrue to the club.
For self-assessed individuals/companies they can claim tax relief when filing their income tax return
Clane AC is run entirely by volunteers!
Yes, its true!
Clane Athletic club is a completely volunteer based organisation.
All our juvenile coaches, running club leaders, administration staff, committee members and other club helpers comprise of local residents from around the area of Clane. Some have experience, others are just learning as they go. They have same common goal of passing on the love of athletics and personal fitness to the next generation.
They happily offer up their free time to train both the children and adults, while also covering all our administration roles...all to keep the club running at no financial gain whatsoever.
Your membership fee goes towards maintenance of our track facility, winter lighting, club equipment, and the administrative expenses that are required for general running of the club. Your fee is a valuable contribution towards this wonderful facility within your local community and plus it is also helping to secure the future of
Track availability for the public & other community groups:
Our hope for the future is that the track will be available to the public at agreed designated times.
It is difficult to establish a workable system in this current Covid 19 climate and will need to review ways of being able to execute this safely and in line with the recommended government guidelines.
We will determine what usage times & conditions that need to be put in place before opening it up for general use.
Once these guidelines are established, a time table for the public will be in operation and we will make an announcement via all our media channels.
Please note however, when the track does become available to the public, usage must be agreed in advance with Clane Athletic club and will be subject to a social membership fee and/or hourly track rate.
What is the 20x20 club charter?
WHAT IS THE 20X20 CLUB CHARTER IS ASKING CLUBS TO DO?
To create a cultural shift in our perception of girls and women in sport.
There is so much to celebrate when it comes to women’s sport in Ireland, but there isn’t enough noise. We’re making some noise because if she can’t see it, she can’t be it.
20×20 had three targets to reach by the end of 2020:
If we all play, we all win.
20×20 is about creating a more inclusive, healthier Ireland – it’s not a ‘women for women’ initiative; it’s an ‘all of society for all of society’ movement. We’re asking all sections of Irish society to SHOW YOUR STRIPES and pledge one small action to support women and girls in sport and physical activity in Ireland.
Clane Athletic Club pledges to: