Who We Are

About Crewe & Nantwich Athletic Club

Established in 1974, Crewe and Nantwich Athletic Club prides itself on being a family orientated club that caters for all standards and ages from 8 upwards. We offer coaching, training and local and county competitions in all track and field events, road, cross-country, indoor and sports-hall athletics. Crewe and Nantwich Athletic Club is part of Cheshire County Athletics Association and registered under England Athletics North West Region and in-turn is governed by UK Athletics.

Crewe and Nantwich Athletic Club prospers on the fabulous facility of the Cumberland Arena, Thomas Street, Crewe where qualified coaches are passionate about helping athletes from the South Cheshire area and beyond to reach their potential. In 2006 the Club celebrated 25 years of being at the Cumberland (1981-2006). The Club also won the prestigious BBC Community Club of the Year 2006 within the Cheshire and Warrington region and was a finalist in the BBC North West Community Sports Club of the Year 2006 and in the Cheshire East 2013 Sports Club of the Year.

The Club has membership of around 260 athletes who share a love of running, jumping or throwing, with athletes from the junior and senior sections representing the Club, the County or in some cases their Country at major athletic events. The Club provides national level coaching for sprints, hurdles and endurance and has qualified coaches for all field specific events as well as catering for multi-eventers.

What are the benefits that Athletics can bring?

Athletics offers a variety of different events for you to try and enjoy. The Club caters for all disciplines in runs, jumps and throws. The Club welcomes those that wish to take part in athletics competitively and so helps athletes to improve their overall athletic development and performance.



Crewe and Nantwich Athletic Club is based at the Cumberland Arena, Thomas Street, Crewe. The Cumberland Arena is one of the premier venues in the region and has seen a significant amount of redevelopment over the past few years. The facility now boasts a six lane synthetic track, long and triple jump beds and facilities for all other jumping and throwing events (see diagram). The Arena also has the premier 3rd Generation synthetic surface and a Pavilion area containing changing facilities.

In the winter the Club makes use of the relatively new facilities at the Sports Building at MMU Crewe for Indoor and Sportshall Athletics training sessions. It also uses South Cheshire College and Shavington Leisure Centre for indoor Sportshall competions.



Crewe and Nantwich Athletic Club has a Committee and Coaches & Other Volunteer Groups that help to manage and develop the Club in the way that best suits the needs of its Members. The Club has an elected President, Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Head of Welfare, Coaching Co-ordinator, Volunteer Co-ordinator, Junior Co-ordinator, Fixtures & Results Co-ordinator, Social Co-ordinator. The Club is Clubmark registered and holds Community Amateur Club Status.

The Club also has a number of volunteers who organise member registration, website, merchandise, social events and refreshments / tuck-shop for competitions. The Club always welcomes any new assistance in what is a very friendly and family oriented environment. The Club is always keen to share information and get new ideas from Members to help the Club develop. Members should keep a regular look out for new information on the Club Notice Board and on the Club website.

The Club will also write to you, e-mail you or SMS you if there is something really important that you need to know (like membership renewals or a change in training arrangements).The Club also has a partnership with the East Cheshire Facilities and Sports Development Teams who assist in supporting the Club in the Community. The Club has established itself as the home of Athletics in South Cheshire.



Crewe and Nantwich Athletic Club has twenty qualified coaches covering all run, jump and throw disciplines. Links with MMU Crewe bring further young coaches. The Club prides itself on having one of the most highly respected national sprints and mid distance coach as its mentor as well as a number of multi-event and event specific qualified coaches. The Club is committed to improving the standard of its coaching and regularly sponsors coaches in their pursuit of higher levels of qualification. All Club coaches must have a valid UKA Coach Licence and Pass. In addition the Club insists that all its coaches and volunteers, particularly those who work with children, have undergone Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Checks under the Vetting & Barring Scheme.



Crewe and Nantwich Athletic Club has twenty five qualified officials covering track, timing, field, starting disciplines. Our officials are vital to staging competition events and providing an an environment of safety and measured performance for our athletes in training and competition.