Sheen Shufflers Junior Athletics is a thriving athletics club for young athletes aged 7-15. The club aims to encourage individuals to gain a great all round athletics experience through participation, encouragement and fun. By learning the fundamentals of athletics (running, throwing and jumping) Sheen Shufflers Juniors also develop an understanding and appreciation of competitive athletics; useful for progressing children to competing for their schools or boroughs.
Sheen Shufflers Juniors meet every Sunday mornings at 09:00 at Barn Elms sports centre from March to October on the Barn Elms athletic track. The sessions are inclusive and open to new participants at any time and are run by a team of qualified coaches.
Whilst the main focus of the Shufflers Juniors are the Sunday morning track and field sessions, the club also participates in local junior athletic events such as parkrun, Team Richmond Cross Country, Junior Summer League and our own Sports Day and orienteering events. As the Juniors section was borne out of Sheen Shufflers running club there are also lots of opportunities to attend and participate in their events, and the hope is that children progress from the Juniors through to the Sheen Shufflers adult section.
Steve & Louise are now offering sibling sessions as well as their 1:1 sessions.
ie 1:2 1:3 Small group sessions in the same family.
http://www.barnesathletics.com for more details.
Steve and Louise’s group sessions are still suspended but they are pleased to announce that they are resuming their private 1 to 1 sessions.
Please check out their website for full details.
They plan to resume their popular midweek group sessions and holiday camps when social distancing rules allow.
With everything that’s currently going on, I forgot to post this!!!
Sunday 1st March seems like a lifetime ago!!!!
Maeve Minielly 41st (12th Girl) 10.13
Summer McDougall 56th (21st Girl) 10.48
Maddison Allushi 73rd (33rd Girl) 11.28
Ruben Allushi 85th (43rd Boy) 13.20
Well done to all the young athletes that ran this year.
Hope you are all keeping safe and well.
Full results of this and previous races can be found on http://www.Thepowerof10.info
In line with all other outside school athletic activities, we unfortunately have no choice but the suspend Junior Athletics till further notice.
As soon as we have any news or information, it will be posted here and on FaceBook.
We deeply regret having to make this decision, but please do feel free to contact us if you need any advise or information..
Barn Elms track remains open at this time.
Athletics will go ahead as normal this Sunday morning, 9am at Barn Elms track.
I am sure that you all know procedures regarding the virus and Barn Elms Sports Trust has advised us thus:
‘Increased provision of hand wash in all changing rooms and toilets for all site users.
PLEASE NOTE – if using the taps in the changing rooms, these are operated by a motion sensor in the shower area of the room to prevent waste water. If the tap stops working, walk into the actual main changing area and it will restart again. It is a design flaw based around the assumption of teams in the rooms at all times.
In the event of a school that you attend having an outbreak instance, you are advised not to attend. ‘
We look forward to seeing you on Sunday morning.
Louise and Steve, two of the Sheen Shufflers Juniors coaches, run fun midweek athletics sessions at Barn Elms track all year around on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings 5.15 to 6.15
Monday evenings are now fully booked but they still have places available on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Check out http://www.barnesathletics.com for more information.
We look forward to seeing you all on the resumption of athletics on Sunday March 15th.
The format will be the same as last year. We like to start promptly at 9am at Barn Elms track and finish around 10:30. The price will remain the same at £5 per child, per session.
Don’t forget that the final cross-country fixture for the juniors takes place this Sunday (1st March) at Epsom Downs – please contact us for further information if you are interested in your child participating.
The Last Epsom Downs Junior Cross Country fixture for this season
is next Sunday 1st of March.
FULL details on http://www.barnesathletics.com
This season’s third fixture of the Epsom Down’s junior cross country league
is this Sunday 16th February with the final race on Sunday 1st March.
FULL details are available on Louise and Steve’s website
This is a really fun and well run event.
Come and enjoy an evening of Night Orienteering on Barnes Common. This is probably the easiest of the Night -O’s as you have very distinct map features including the railway lines and Barnes Station.
There are two courses, a 2.5k and and a 5k course. You will need a head torch and preferably a compass. If you are not sure – please ask as there are plenty of Shufflers who have done Night-Os before and sort of know what they are doing (most of the time). You can run in groups and children should be supervised.
The Venue is The Spencer Arms, SW15 1HJ, and there is plenty of parking. Registration opens at 5.45pm, and you can start anytime after 6…it’s electronic timing. The course closes at 8.30pm so give yourself plenty of time. In order to produce the right amount of maps, please say you are going to the event https://www.facebook.com/events/3638541052822994/ It’s only a fiver and three for juniors, so it’s value for money. The discussion over a pint afterwards is always of interest when we can listen to other’s horror stories (hopefully not mine!).
Any questions, please feel free to ask. Hopefully see a few of you there!