Godiva Kids

Godiva Kids

When you join us you will be joining one of the oldest athletics clubs in the country. You will also have access to the best athletics facilities available in Coventry.

Godiva Kids is aimed at Primary School children aged 8+, and our main aim is to have FUN!!!

We use specially adapted athletic equipment and cover all types of athletic events through Games Based Learning:

    • Agility, Balance, Coordination, Speed (ABCs)
    • Running, Jumping and Throwing

Please note, due to current capacity U11 athletes are only allowed to attend one session per week.

Session Locations and Times

  • Coventry Athletic Stadium, Track & Sports Hall
    • Sunday – 11am to 12pm – All year
    • Thursday – 6pm to 7pm – All year (if opting to train outside during the Winter)
  • With Indoor sessions typically held at the Xcel Leisure Centre, Mitchell Ave
    • Thursday – 6pm to 7pm – After October Half Term to February Half Term

Download the Term Dates here

To Parents

We want your child to enjoy athletics, whatever their ability. All we want is for your child to achieve their Personal Best (PB), and ALL children are welcome whatever their previous athletic experience.

By the time your child has reached the age of 14 we shall have identified what they enjoy best, and they can then join an event-specific training group where they will be coached in their chosen event(s).

We want to give your child a head start in athletics, but most of all we want them to enjoy being an athlete and to be proud of being a GODIVA kid.

The Pathway

In a nutshell, this is the club pathway for NEW young athletes based on their age at entry point.

U9 (Year 3 – min age 8) – Godiva Kids (FUNdamentals)

U11 (Year 4/5) – Godiva Kids (FUNdamentals

U13 (Year 6/7) – Run Jump Throw (more social/recreational) or Run Jump Throw Academy (more focussed training as a transitional period – Learning to Train)

The Coaches

All coaches are fully qualified, and have been DBS checked in accordance with both Club and UK Athletics requirements.

Those specifically dealing with the Youth Section are as follows:

Event Group Coaches: Alex Kennedy, Lijana Kaziow
Athletics Coaches: Darren Taplin, Drew Murray, Edward Wamala
Coaching Assistants:  Daniel Rowntree, Elaine Bourton Erwin Lottering (trainee AC), Heather Murray, Ian Billingsley, Ian Wilkinson (trainee AC), Kerrie Martin (trainee AC)
Helpers/Young Leaders (all trainee CA): Adam Jackson, Alex Cummins, Eloise Mills, Emma Jackson, Daisy Davitt, Gemma Morrison, Harry Humphrey, Shona Murray