Activities For Children.
There are a number of activities going on at Norman Park specifically for younger children:
Mini Trackstars – run by Norman Park Track Management for children aged between 6 and 10 which covers the majority of track and field events. All sessions are delivered by UK Athletics qualified coaches who have all undertaken a DBS check.
These sessions take place each Wednesday afternoon between 4.15pm and 5.30pm, during the Easter period until approximately the October half-term. Precise dates for each year will be published on this website. Simply turn up and pay on the gate.
The Bees Academy – an Athletics scheme for children in school years reception to year 9.
It covers the track and field athletics events through appropriately tailored activities. Coaches are UK Athletics qualified and coaches over 18 are DBS checked. The Academy runs throughout the year, with termly and Pay-As-You-Go options.
Sessions are Saturday mornings 9.00am to 10.00am, for school years Reception to 9 inclusive.
Monday and Wednesday evenings 6.00pm to 7.00pm, for school years 3 to 9 inclusive.
For more information visit the Bees Academy web site. >> Bees Academy
Summer / Easter Buzz – Buzz athletics courses are run by NPTM and are specifically for children aged 11 years and younger. A full list of all the Buzz activities available can be obtained by e-mailing us at email@example.com.
Activities For Schools.
The track and facilities are very widely used for schools activities.
Many schools both primary and secondary develop their pupils through the training sessions they put on both within their curriculum and indeed also extra-curriculum. In a lot of cases the schools utilise external coaches to deliver the actual sessions and we from Norman Park Track Management can help in the sourcing of coaches for these events.
The Bromley Primary Schools hold their borough-wide track and field rounds and championships for the many primary schools in the borough. These are categorised for Large, Medium and Small schools such is the number of participating schools. This championship is supported extensively by the local track & field club Blackheath & Bromley Harriers, one of the foremost clubs in the country.
Secondary school district track and field championships are held at Norman Park with top placed athletes going on to the Kent Schools Championship, as part of the quest to compete at the prestigious annual English Schools Track and Field Championship. A large number of secondary schools within the borough now old their annual School Sports days at Norman Park. Schools activities attract a special rate for track hire.
Activities For Clubs.
The track is used extensively as the track and field base for the local track and field club Blackheath & Bromley Harriers. Athletes from the club can be found training every day the track is open including Saturdays and Sundays provided the track has not been pre-booked.
During the summer season there are very many league matches organised by the club being held at Norman Park, ranging from British League and UK Women’s League matches to Young Athletes meetings. The club also puts on a number of open events through the course of the summer.