Lucan Harriers – Juveniles

Lucan Harriers was established in 1978. We have 180 juvenile members, who are trained by 6 coaches and 12 coach assistants. We cater for children aged 6 to 18 and seek to introduce children to Athletics – in particular the running, jumping and throwing disciplines, in a fun and safe environment. We take part in Athletic Ireland’s Little Athletics Programme. Little Athletics is a program designed to address the specific physical requirements of young children. It focuses on introducing the fundamentals of athletic movement to children in a fun, exciting and non-competitive environment. Little Athletics centres on the use of games to provide fun while developing fitness. Props such as hurdles, obstacles, foam javelins and hula-hoops are used to encourage running, throwing, hopping and jumping. We also coach the young athletes in preparation for the Dublin County Board Athletic competitions. We meet and train throughout the school year on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6pm, at Lucan Harriers Running Track.