Welcome to Clane Athletic Club website!
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 5 years to build the club into a strong, reputable club and we are very proud to have won and held onto our Kildare "A League" status for the past two years.
Our club is proud to be affiliated to the Irish governing body for athletics; the Athletics Association of Ireland.
We place a strong emphasis on community, and encourage the development of athletic skills, in a fun, friendly and sociable environment.
We're based at Scoil Mhuire, Clane Community School.
New members are welcome!
Clane AC is a volunteer based club. We are always looking for and welcome more coaching volunteers.
Having more volunteer coaches 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?
Full mentorship 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 all coaches/assistants/committee members require full Garda Vetting, attend a Code of Ethics course / Child Safeguarding course and must sign a club code of conduct form. This process is overseen by our Child welfare officers.
2018 training schedule.
Training has resumed back since 23rd January for all groups.
Queries for children on the current waiting list:
Due to the clubs popularity, Clane AC are currently operating a waiting list for new members. Our team of coaches are constantly reviewing the age groups and coach allocation to see if we have more space available.
If you wish to place your child on the waiting list, please contact the club registrar, Niall Heffernan via this websites email or on our facebook page, and as soon as we have a place available, we will be in touch with you.
Clane AC welcomes its 2018 members from 6 years of age (i.e born in 2011 - the child must be 6yrs old by 01 January of that year and turning age 7 at some point during the same calendar year)
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.
Adult Fit4Life Running club - Meet 'n Train
Get involved in our Adult Fit4Life running groups - they are meet & train sessions, where all fitness levels are catered for from Couch to 5km right up to marathon level.
See the Adult Running club section of this website for further information.