WHO WE ARE
The Doncaster Athletic Club caters for athletes of all ages. The club is based at Tom Kelly Athletics Track on George Street in Doncaster. Our athletes have access to free coaching, free use of a fully equipped gymnasium and exclusive use of the track during coaching timeslots. DAC has a fun and friendly environment in which to train and compete and our members range from Olympians to social athletes who just enjoy coming along to have a run/jump/throw. The Doncaster Athletic Club competes in Athletics Victorias summer and winter competitions which includes Shield Competition (formerly Interclub) on Saturday afternoons and Cross Country during the winter months.
Athletics caters for all abilities and age levels. The variety in athletics will not be beaten by any other organised sport. Where else can you turn up on a Saturday afternoon and decide whether you want to run, walk, jump, vault, hurdle or steeple! You can do all of them or just do some, you choose on the day! Having variety means its fun so getting fit and staying fit is not a drag. And you can compete at your own level, race against people running similar times.
Doncaster Athletic Club is lucky to have a pool of trained and talented coaches that our athletes can access. Potential members are encouraged to come to the track to speak to any of our coaches about starting training and joining in with their groups. DAC has exclusive usage of the Tom Kelly Athletics Track on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 4.30pm – 7.30pm, most Saturday afternoons, and Sunday 8am-12pm. The track is open to general public most other times.
The facilities at Tom Kelly Athletics Track that are available to our members are all first class. The track is set in beautiful surrounds with Ruffey Lake Park nearby for longer runs. The track boasts state-of-the-art synthetic surface, separate discus cage, two shot put rings, two high jump mats, pole vault facilities, long and triple jump pits, hurdles and adjustable steeple chase barriers.
The gymnasium is located in the pavillion close to our canteen. The equipment in the gym can cater for the beginner to serious gym users and is supervised by our qualified coach Matt Shiel and Anthony Paige. Come up to gym for more info.