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Poole Athletic Club

Poole Athletic Club logo

Poole Athletic Club has existed for more than 100 years to serve the athletes of the area. Poole AC activities include Road Running, Cross Country and Track & Field Leagues. We have a busy calendar of events, training and social sessions. Everyone from 8 upwards is welcome, irrespective of ability. We'll provide qualified coaches, encouragement and a friendly atmosphere.

Our para athletes train and compete in disability athletics from wheelchair racing through to track and field and welcome people of all ages and abilities.

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Venue/Contact Details
Poole Athletic Club (8 Years +)
Ashdown Leisure Centre
BH17 8PY
Area coverage
BCP Area
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  • Refreshment / Snacks
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Pushchair and Pram Accessible
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Car Parking
Times and Costs
Opening times:
Please visit our website for up to date information.
Further opening details:
  • Evening
  • Afternoon
  • Morning
  • Daily
  • All Year Round
Contact provider directly for costs
Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
Eligibility criteria:
Open to all - no previous experience required, minimum age is 8 years
Booking Information:
Contact via email or the website to book.
Religious and Additional Needs Provision
Additional needs supported:
  • Motor Impairment
  • Asthma
  • Aspergers
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Physical Disability
SEND Local Offer SEND

We have colleagues with significant experience of working with athletes with physical disabilities. We are also keen to be as inclusive as we are able to be as a small voluntary sports club, and work with parents and carers in this area.

We are able to provide training for cerebral palsy athletes and have experience of working with young people with mild neural disability. We can signpost to other provision within the Team Dorset Athletic network.

Under Access to Leisure and Learning, we ensure that we are an inclusive club removing financial boundaries that may exist.


Are your staff DBS Approved?
Do you have a First Aid Policy?
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