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 8 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).
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 2020 and turning age 7 at some point during 2020.
So, for 2020, our age categories cater for children born within the years 2013 (U8s) through to 2003 (U17s).
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.
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