Welcome to St. Coca's AC
St Coca's athletic club is based in Kilcock, Co Kildare. It is a competitive athletic club catering for athletes in the north Kildare/west Meath areas. The original Kilcock and Newtown athletic club was formed in the late 70’s and operated under NACAI (National Athletics and Cultural Association of Ireland) rules. In its early days it undertook an ambitious and successful fundraising drive and built a 400m, 8 lane, all weather running track which is still in use by the club to this day. In 1999 an amalgamation of NACAI and BLE (Bord Lúthchleas na hÉireann) took place and the Athletic Association of Ireland (AAI) was formed and became the national governing body for the sport in Ireland. To reflect the change the club renamed at this time to St Coca's AC, taking the name of the local parish saint.
The club have been regular competitors and medal winners at all levels of competition in the country with a number of athletes going on to represent Ireland internationally.
The club have a vibrant juvenile membership competing firstly at Kildare county level and subsequently at Leinster and All Ireland. Over the years the adult membership in the club has become more organised and a progressive group now train for events ranging in distance from 5k up to and including marathons.
The club proudly uphold the aim of the founding members all those years ago to provide a club open to all and to provide opportunity and facilities to train. Upgrades to the club facilities take place regularly and improving these facilities remains an ongoing objective of the club. Make sure to visit this website regularly to read all our updates.
Club Policies and Code of Conduct
Club Rules Regarding Behaviour
No person will bully or continually harass, either physically or verbally, another person.
Continuous disruption or non-compliance with the directions of the coaches will not be accepted.
Physical assault or the threat of physical assault will not be accepted and may lead to immediate dismissal.
No person shall discriminate against another person for any reason.
No person shall take or interfere with another person’s property or that of the club.
Athletes are not allowed to leave the track at any time during training without the express permission of the coaches.
Sanctions for breach Club Rules
All breaches of the club rules will be dealt with on a graduated scale listed hereunder:-
Decisions on sanctions will be made by the Club Committee and will be final. The sanction imposed may not follow the scale listed above if the committee decide that a more severe sanction is merited.
Code of Ethics and Good Conduct in Sport
Athletics Ireland acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and Sport Ireland requirements.
St. Coca's AC is a member of Athletics Ireland and has adopted their policies in relation to child welfare. These policies can be found at the link: Athletics Ireland Policies