About our Club
Jersey Spartan Athletic Club is a community, not for profit organisation and registered charity committed to developing the fitness and wellbeing of children and adults of all ages through participation in athletics. Our aim to is help everyone of our athletes, no matter what age or ability, reach their full potential in athletics. We deliver this with a wide range and coaching and competition opportunities open to all our members.
The Club was founded in 1978 when 4 islanders returned from a Swiss mountain race and resolved to form a running club, the name being inspired by their ‘spartan’ resources. By the following year the first president had been elected and the Club intended to organise competition in any branch of athletics where there was demand and also provide coaching.
The opening of the athletics track at FB Fields in 1987 gave the Club it’s permanent home, with the Clubhouse opening late 1999 following a Club fund-raising drive.
The Club provides coaching and competition in all disciplines of track & field, road running and cross-county. The 300 plus Club members range from Mini’s athletes at 8 years to Masters athletes in their 80s, and they are supported by 20 qualified coaching volunteers.
Numerous other volunteers help assist with roles on the Committee, administration for the Club, organisation and officiating at local competitions, and arranging off-island travel to provide athletes with quality competition in the UK.
JSAC became a registered charity in 2019 and remains the only athletics club on the island affiliated with the UK governing body, England Athletics.
The main base of the Club is at the athletics track within FB Fields in St Clement where our Clubhouse is located. We train at the track on Tuesday & Thursday evenings, and weekend mornings. Road runners meet at West Park on Tuesdays & Thursdays.Find out about our training times
JSAC provides coaching and competition in all disciplines of track & field, road running and cross-county. Our coaches all hold UKA or other relevant coaching qualifications, and are fully DBS checked.Meet our coaches
All the Club coaches, officials and Committee members are volunteers, giving up their free time to provide athletics to the Jersey community. We are always looking for new faces to join the coaching team or Committee. No previous experience is required!Get involved with the Club!