Junior Athletics

We are a Clubmark accredited club providing training and competition for all ages from 9 to 16. Activities include weekly training sessions at Lynnsport in Kings Lynn, indoor sportshall competitions and cross-country running in the winter and outdoor track and field competition in the summer.

Junior Membership

Due to high demand we currently have a waiting list in place with our junior athletes, therefore new juniors cannot just turn up on the night of a session. If your child is interested in joining the club, please email the membership secretary Jon Benstead  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with your child’s details (note that our minimum joining age is 9 years old). When a place becomes available for your child, you will be contacted with session details and a date for when they are welcome to come to a session.

Ryston coaches work hard to deliver sessions to cater for all abilities and encourage our juniors to compete on behalf of the club throughout the year in cross country races and track and field matches.

Over the Winter season Ryston host a series of cross country races in Shouldham Warren – it is suggested that your child takes part in these races if they wish to gain some experience of competition and show their interest in joining the club.

Junior Training

Monday nights, 6:15pm til 7:15pm at the Athletics track at Lynnsport and Leisure Park, Kings Lynn. These sessions are run by qualified coaches. Children can expect an exposure to a variety of athletic disciplines; Running, Jumping & Throwing.

Additional sessions happen on an ad-hoc basis. These are communicated along with information on upcoming competitions at the Monday evening session.

Sportshall Athletics

Sportshall is the indoor brand of athletics using reversa boards for running and adapted events for all the main athletic disciplines such as standing long jump and hurdles. Other events include the speed bounce and obstacle relay. The motto is 'fun first' and this is for everyone aged from 9 to 14.

Those who have attended these events in the past will confirm how much fun they are, how active the athletes are and how much this improves your overall performance.

Ryston compete in the Norfolk league in a composite team alongside West Norfolk AC. For more information on this section please contact the Junior Coordinator.

Eastern Young Athletes League

The EYAL is for boys and girls in the under 13, under 15 and under 17 age groups. With around 25 clubs taking part in 5 fixtures a year in a 'round robin' league there are finals for the top six and a plate final. More information can be found on the EYAL website.

Ryston compete in a composite team alongside West Norfolk AC, Thetford AC and Great Yarmouth AC. If you would like to take part in this league then please contact the Junior Coordinator.

Eastern Anglian League

A Sunday league for all athletes aged 10 up to Seniors. Athletes compete in their own age-group, with each age-group scored separately as a "mini-league". These totals are then aggregated to give an overall match result.

EAL matches currently commence at 11.45am and aim to finish at around 5.30pm. There are eight age-groups in each match. Under 11 Boys and Girls (this is for fun only and is not a scoring age-group), Under 13 Girls, Under 13 Boys, Under 15 Girls, Under 15 Boys, Under 17 Men, Senior Women and Senior Men (Under 17 Women compete with the Seniors but there are special hurdles and 300m races for them. Under 20 Women and men compete as Seniors). Each club can enter two scoring athletes into each event in an age-group (except Under 13's javelin and Discus which are limited to one per club). Non-scoring athletes are also permitted in most events, and these provide the opportunity for new athletes to get a registered performance for future team selection, or for athletes who are already in a scoring event, to do additional events.  

There are 4 league matches with the top 8 in each age group progressing to the final which takes place in September each year.

Youth Developement League

Youth Development League allows Under 17 & Under 20 Athletes to run part as Team Norfolk against some of the top clubs around the country. There are 4 matches in the season for this league, and clubs are fighting for promotion or against relegation. 

Quad Kids

Is a 4 match series for Under 11 & 13 Athletes. All athletes take part as individuals, and will take part in a Sprint, Distance, Long Jump & Vortex Throw over a Sunday morning. There will be one event at Kings Lynn and the other three venues are Norwich, Great Yarmouth & Thetford.