Track and Field

North Shields Poly has one of the North East's thriving and growing Track & Field sections with a proud record of achievements dating back decades.

Our athletes are all ages from Juniors to Masters and they compete in Local, Regional, Area, National and International competitions.

We welcome new athletes and are always on the lookout for new coaches and volunteers to join us so we can reduce our Junior Waiting list and expand.

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NSP provides comprehensive Track & Field competition for all of its athletes and for all age groups. The club competes in Junior and Senior leagues and championships.

In addition to this, the club is privileged to have its Headquarters, with Changing Facilities, based at Churchill Playing Fields Track, where we host our League Competitions.



NSP provides every one of its members with the opportunity to train across all Track & Field disciplines in a professional and welcoming environment. Training sessions mainly take place at Churchill Playing Fields Track.

Young athletes are encouraged to try an array of events as they develop, covering Run, Jump and Throw activities with training sessions taking place throughout the year.

Speed and Technical training typically commences from  5.30pm onwards on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and at 10.30am on Sundays.

Middle-distance / Endurance training sessions start at 6pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays across a number of groups

Other sessions are arranged between Coaches and Athletes.

Coaching Groups

Under 13 Speed - Roland Peacock
Under 13 Speed - Jan Fitzpatrick
Under 15 Speed / Technical Events - Allan Brownrigg
Under 15 Speed - Shaun Broderick
Under 17/Under 15 Speed / Technical Events - James Mole
Under 20 + Speed / Combined Events Events - Chris Mole
Under 13 + Throws / Technical Events / Speed - David Thomas
Under 13 + High Jump - Bruce Robertson
All Ages - Throws - Neil Ellerby
All Ages - Throws - Chris Walker
Under 15 + Horizontal Jumps - Susan Lively
All Ages Combined Events - Michelle Wordsworth
Under 13 + Middle Distance / Endurance - Mel Carr
School Year 2 and 3 - Foundation - Charlotte Penfold
School Year 2 and 3 - Foundation - Jane Fahey
Under 17 + Middle Distance / Endurance - Phil Hayes
Masters Speed / Middle Distance - Ron Stewart

Track & Field Structure

Our Track and Field Coaching Structure can be found below. For more information speak to our Head of Track & Field, James Mole.


Branded Clothing

Our Track and Field section has its own branded clothing range to supplement the main North Shields Poly clothing. You can find the range here



Our club headquarters and training ground are located at:

Churchill Playing Fields
Hartley Avenue
Whitley Bay
NE26 3NS