County Affiliation: Tyne & Wear
|Houghton Harriers & Athletics Club is a long established athletics club in the North East. The club was originally formed in 1958 and has played a key role in developing people throughout the region. The club merged with Peterlee for a period in recent years and gave the two, already well established but relatively small, clubs a greater competitive edge against larger clubs in the region. Today, Houghton Harriers & Athletics Club is focused on the Houghton area and draws its membership mainly from the region around Houghton-le-Spring and from within the City of Sunderland. The club encourages the inclusion of all age groups and abilities and is structured to participate in all track and field events. We continue to grow as a club and are actively involved in all aspects of athletics competition in the region, as well as County and National levels. The club operates a positive youth development policy, where the needs of the athlete come first and foremost. We offer a safe and enjoyable athletic experience to all children aged 9 years and over. Children are encouraged to try the whole range of athletic activities without specialising in any particular field too early in their development. Whilst it is nice to win and success within the club is recognised, we do not seek only the best performers. We believe a young athlete's greatest competitor is his or her self, in constantly trying to better previous performances and develop and improve as a person. To this end the club welcomes anyone with an interest in athletics, regardless of ability. New members are always welcome. If you are between 9 and 99 and interested in joining or would like to simply try athletics to see if you like it, come along to one of our training sessions or see Contact Us for details of how to contact the club.
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