The IWCA Athletics Club has been formed to encourage youngsters and adults from Blackbird Leys and the surrounding area to get involved in outdoor sports. The estate is within walking distance of beautiful countryside, rivers and canals and it is our intention to get youngsters in particular - many of whom are unaware of the natural landscape surrounding them - off the estate to experience this inspiring countryside while getting race-fit along the way. We also hope to further broaden our younger members horizons through eventually entering them in national (and hopefully in time, international) competitions.
The IWCA Athletics Club is a volunteer run, not for profit, friendly club, open to anyone over the age of 12 years who is keen to get involved in athletics, (though we also cater for under 12's at our Tuesday sessions if they are accompanied by a responsible adult). We originally concentrated on road and cross-country running, but in response to the demand from our members we now include weekly baseball and ocasional football and boxing sessions in our programme.
We welcome all abilities from complete beginners and those who haven't run for years, to more serious, experienced athletes.