Bedford and County Athletic Club

Bedford Beagles

Beagles will Resatart in September 2022 - Registration Form (not currently open)

Bedford Beagles provides a fun athletics based activities for young people in school years 4, 5 and 6 and caters for all abilities and is based on Athletics 365 England Athletics Young Athlete Development Pathway.

The sessions are run each week on Saturday mornings at Bedford International Athletics Stadium during in term time. However Beagles does not run when there is a major event on at the stadium or over public holiday weekends.

Beagles provides a safe and enjoyable introduction to all the main athletic activities including

  • Warming up and down
  • Running
  • Throwing
  • Sprinting
  • Jumping

Beagles also provides an introduction to competition and a pathway into full membership of Bedford & County AC and acts as a priority feeder group into Beagles Plus.

Beagle is run by senior Bedford and County AC coaches who are supported by assistant coaches funded under the England Athletics Game Changers Programme.

All coaches, and assistant coaches have DBS clearance.

Beagles should come to the Saturday morning sessions ready to participate and start at 10:00am and finish at 11.30am.

They need to wear appropriate footwear and clothing for energetic activities, and bring a water bottle.

Beagles should be polite and well behaved.

How much does it cost?

The fee for Beagles is set by term and is £48 for 12 sessions.

There will be a ceiling on numbers to ensure that we have the appropriate number of coaches & helpers.

2022/23 Term dates (tbc)

  • Term 1: September - December
  • Term 2: January - March

There are additional opportunities in the club for the older children and we will be happy to provide information about these.

We hope that in time members of beagles will graduate to other groups within the club.

Beagles Plus

Beagles plus provides athletics coaching for young people in school years 5-7

The sessions are run on Tuesdays and Thursday during the regular Bedford and Country AC club nights at Bedford International Athletics Stadium from 5:30 pm to 6:30pm.

Beagles Plus provides structured and progressive coaching in all main athletics events including

  • Warming up and down
  • Throws (Shot Putt, Javelin, Discus and Hammer)
  • Running (Sprinting, Hurdles, and Endurance)
  • Jumping (High Jump and Long Jump)

Beagles Plus provides the opportunity for competition and allows young athletes to be full members of Bedford & County AC.

Beagle Plus is run by senior Bedford and County AC coaches who are supported by club athletes.

Beagles Plus athletes should come to the Tuesday and Thursday sessions ready to start at 5:30pm.

They need to wear appropriate footwear and clothing for athletics activities. Beagles Plus athletes are full members of the club and as such need to follow the BCAC athletes Code of Conduct.

How much does it cost?

We offer a temporary 4 week trial membership, after which you will be expected to join the club.

To register interest please use the New Membership Contact Form


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