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Leigh Harriers Athletics Club was formed in September of 1909 and has an unbroken record of providing athletics for all the community.


In 2006 the club achieved Community Amateur Sports Club status and also became one of only  four clubs in the Greater Manchester area to be awarded Club Mark Accreditation. Leigh Harriers' Club Mark status was reaffirmed in 2013.


The Club's home is part of the Leigh Sports Village Project and transferred to our top class facility and brand new athletics track in 2008.


The club is supported by a group of dedicated volunteers, including UK Athletics qualified Athletics Coach practitioners covering most athletic disciplines, from children in athletics to high level performance coaches.


The aim of the club is to give all athletes the opportunity to achieve their full potential; current athletes  have represented Great Britain, England, Northern Counties,Greater Manchester, Wigan Borough, and Wigan Schools.


The club accepts children for training from the under 11 age group (9+ years old). Our athletics training groups range from under 13  boys and girls to over 70s age groups.


Leigh Harriers competes in all ages track and field, road racing, cross country, and fell running, supporting all National,Regional,County,and local competitions.




If you are interested in taking up coaching, or are already a coach and would like to join in here at Leigh Harriers, we would love to hear from you. Whether you are a parent looking to get involved or perhaps a sports student and would like some hands on experience to add to your CV, then talk to us.


We provide access and funding to training and qualifications via the UK Athletics pathway, so if you are interested, please either call us on 01942 605201 between 10.00am - 12.00pm weekdays and ask for Margaret or Joe Galvin or email  


The UK Athletics Coaching Pathway has been created to cater for the needs of those (clubs and individuals) who wish to assist athletes of all ages and abilities in their athletic preparations.


Several roles and qualifications have been formed. All roles are regarded as being equally valuable to the sport and where appropriate the system is flexible. This allows individuals to choose a pathway that meets the needs of the athletes they are working with as well as their own personal aspirations.


As well as covering the generic how to coach skills, the awards focus more on the technical what to coach skills required to coach across events.


A decision tree diagram has been designed to direct you to the most suitable course which best suits your current circumstances. Please follow the path of the decision tree from the top down to find the course for you!

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