Building Athletic Confidence

We welcome all ages from 7 upwards

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Lord Lawson of Beamish

Fees, club nights, etc.

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Birtley A.C General Information

Birtley A.C. was founded in 1987

Club Headquarters

Lord Lawson Of Beamish Academy Birtley Lane Birtley

Club Nights

Tuesday & Thursday at 6.45pm. (Additional sessions at the discretion of coaches and Athletes)

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Membership Fees

Due on 1st May annually.
  • Adults £50.00
  • Family £80.00
  • Juniors, U/20’s £30.00
  • Includes England Athletics Registration fee.
If you require a Membership Application Form please click here. Advantages of being a club member apart from the requirement of competition are :-
  • Reduced rate race entries
  • Discounted tickets for Social events

Weekly Subscriptions.

£2.00 per week, payable on first night’s attendance whether Tuesday or Thursday

Club Clothing

Registered Club Colours are :- Blue Vest with Yellow side stripe, blue shirts with yellow side stripe. Athletes are required to wear club vests in a number of events. These can be purchased from Lee or Kay Drummond on a club night, or e-mail club sec here. Club hoodies, beanie hats and bags are also available.

Club Activities

Throughout the year the club competes in a variety of athletics events, including cross-country, road racing and track & field. The club enters teams in Northern and National competitions, and several road relays. As this is an athletics club, members are expected to compete wherever possible.

Club Notice Board

Important information concerning races,events and results etc are displayed on the club notice board in the Sixth form common room. These notices should be read on a regular basis to keep up to date with events.

Club Meetings

Club meetings are normally held on the second Monday or Wednesday of every month to discuss club business. The date of the upcoming meeting will be published on the website and on our FB Page. The venue is the Birtley Hub on Birtley High Street. ALL members are encouraged to attend to have their input on how the club is run. If you cannot attend, items to be included on the agenda can be recorded on the notice board.

Coaching meetings are held at the discretion of the Coach Coordinator. Any matters or agenda items concerning coaching should be forwarded to the coach coordinator.


Sport England Clubmark is a cross sport recognition programme of sports clubs which are committed to providing a safe,effective and child-friendly environment. David Lowes, athletics development officer for Durham Sport, worked closely with the club for over a year and was delighted with the achievement.

“The club has worked extremely hard to achieve Clubmark. The club officials have been on courses to support their learning and put in numerous hours behind the scenes. I am sure once parents realise the value of the accreditation the club will have plenty of new members banging on the door wanting to participate in athletics”
The Club were reassessed 2011 and accredited to 2014.This award is currently being reapplied for.

Club affiliations

  • UK Athletics.
  • Northern Counties Athletics Association.
  • North East Counties Athletics Association.
  • Durham Association of Clubs for Young People.
  • England Athletics.

League Membership

  • North East Harrier Cross Country League.
  • North East Athletics Track & Field League.
  • North East Womens Track & Field League.
  • Youth Development League
  • Northern Mens League.
  • North East Veterans League.
If you don’t find what you are looking for you can download our Birtley Athletics Welcome Pack or contact club secretary Val Baxter on 07739097411, or email by clicking here.


Upcoming Events

11:30 am Spring Track Relays @ Churchill Playing Fields
Spring Track Relays @ Churchill Playing Fields
Apr 9 @ 11:30 am – 4:30 pm
Spring Track Relays @ Churchill Playing Fields | England | United Kingdom
Presented by North Shields Poly and Blyth Running Club Provisional schedule (please note, timings are approximate and subject to change). A full schedule will be published here at least 3 days prior to event. Refreshments[...]
7:00 pm Birtley Athletics Club AGM @ Birtley Hub
Birtley Athletics Club AGM @ Birtley Hub
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Birtley Athletics Club AGM @ Birtley Hub | Chester-le-Street | United Kingdom
The club’s Annual General Meeting will take place at Birtley Hub (situated on the main road through Birtley, just opposite the Co-op) on Monday 10th April at 7pm. This meeting is open to all members[...]
9:30 am Elswick Good Friday Relays @ Newburn Business Centre
Elswick Good Friday Relays @ Newburn Business Centre
Apr 14 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Elswick Good Friday Relays @ Newburn Business Centre | United Kingdom
A sign up sheet will be on the noticeboard or you can email me at Athletes and spectators will be made very welcome at our new cafe headquarters for awards and refreshments. Please join[...]