Wallsend Harriers is proud to have one of the most thriving Junior sections in the North East.

Our junior section covers from the age of 7 through to 16. At present we have more than 60 registered junior members.

We offer Wallsend Hawks for our younger members (7 to 11 years), where they embark upon Athletics 365 – the England Athletics Club-Based Youth Development Programme – which introduces athletes to the fundamental skills of athletics (vital to every sport). Athletics 365 focuses not only on how fast someone runs or how far someone jumps or throws, but also, more importantly, on developing the technical skills (‘how’ to run, jump and throw) required to perform at full potential and move like a champion.

Wallsend Juniors is open to 11 years + and focuses on running (short and longer distances). It also looks at an athlete’s physical, mental and emotional development, as well as their lifestyle and social development.

Through our junior programme, Wallsend Harriers, EA and UKA believe young people will develop the confidence and skills to excel in life; not only in athletics but in other sports and pursuits.


Training Times:                                

Juniors: Friday 6pm – 7pm (Churchill Playing Fields athletics track, Whitley Bay)

Tuesday 6.30pm (Rising Sun Country Park, Benton, during the summer months and Hadrian Leisure Centre, Wallsend, during the winter).

Hawks: Friday 6.15pm – 7.15pm (Churchill Playing Fields, Whitley Bay), winter 6pm – 7pm (Monkseaton High School)

Who are the coaches?


Emily James – Head Coach

Kirsty Hayward

Joe Collins

Emma Plummer

Rob Strettle


Barry Allsopp

Steve Aird

Under 13s Development Group

Richard Pearson

High Performance Squad

Noel Hitchcock

Junior Events

Click here to view all planned junior events

For more information please contact wallsendharriers@gmail.com