Edinburgh Athletic Club has a long established reputation of “winning” and following the 2016 Season the club were named as the Edinburgh Sports Club of the Year and the Scottish Athletics Track and Field Club of the Year. However the legacy of London 2012 and Glasgow 2014 has resulted in growing numbers of young people in the Capital, wishing to become involved in athletics and Edinburgh Athletic Club like many other clubs being at full capacity and forced to operate a waiting list.

To solve this problem  our vision was to increase the number of coaches coaching within the club system, establish Hubs around the city to offer coaching to young people before they are inducted into the formal club coaching system and for the first time create a pathway connecting school’s athletics to the club environment.“Edinburgh AC Winning Cadets” promises to deliver and the club are indebted to all the partners, who have worked together to provide this exciting opportunity for Edinburgh Athletic Club and the young people of the city. Funding from The Spartan Hardship Fund, City of Edinburgh Council, scottishathletics and sportscotland have enabled  the club to appoint a Schools to club coaching officer to develop, organise and coach at satellite hubs, in secondary school cluster areas, fully linked to Edinburgh AC mainly across the North East Neighbourhood of Edinburgh.

It is a fitting tribute to Brian Winning, a much respected EAC coach, who established the first Hub at the Royal High School that the coaching Officer is Matt Jones, who was himself coached by Brian and inspired by him to become involved in coaching.

We hope that in partnership with active schools “Edinburgh AC Winning Cadets” will prove to be a “winning” formula as Edinburgh AC aim to continue on their “winning” ways in 2017 and beyond!

Who is it for?

Children who are between aged 9 and 14 years old and wish to give athletics a try.While at the Cadets we hope you make new friends, learn new skills and have the interest to compete and progress into the club system.

What do I need to get started?

Children should come prepared with appropriate clothing, trainers, tracksuit bottoms, t-shirt and shorts.If outdoors then a waterproof jacket will also be needed for wet weather. Also bring a drink usually a bottle of water is best.

When is it?

Depending on which club you register with and full details are on each club description

Where is it?

The clubs are based mainly in schools around Edinburgh or sports centres. Details of each venue on club descriptions.

How do I register?

Click the yellow ‘Registration’ button opposite and when reach registration page you will have options to select which venue.. You pay £10 per month by direct debit and the clubs are ongoing. The £10 monthly fee will also include access to our holiday programmes details of which will be sent out in future. There is no time limit for being with one of the clubs

When does registration open?

Registration is always open until a club has reached its limit. (see below)

When does registration close?

Each session has a limited number of places which are allocated on a first-come first-served basis, so please register as soon as possible to guarantee a place for your child and avoid disappointment. Registration will close once all the places are filled. Currently each club can take 20 places only.

What does it mean to be an Edinburgh athletic club winning cadet?

1. You become a member of Scotland’s most successful athletics club.

2. You will be introduced to the world of athletics, become part of the team and make great friends!

3. You will receive expert and experienced coaching across many different athletic events.

4. You will hopefully be given an opportunity to represent your club at competitions all across the UK.

5. You can attend the athletics workshops that run throughout the year even during school holidays.


  • Cadets Admin

    Yvonne Jones

    Email Yvonne HERE

  • To register for all clubs click above then select which club following instructions. Details of clubs are shown below.

  • Clubs Information

  • Boroughmuir High School

    Address: 111 Viewforth, Edinburgh EH11 1FL
    Age group: P5(min age 9)-S2
    Session time:
    4.45pm - 5.45pm: P5 - S2(must be 9 years old)
    Costs: £10.00 a month D/D