Juniors Welfare

Stamford Striders operates its juniors section under the guidance and advice of the UKA. Our Coaches, Coaching Assistants and Running Leaders are all DBS-checked. To see the UKA Safeguarding Welfare Policy click here

We have two Welfare Officers who can and should be contacted directly by either parents or by Junior members if you have any worries at all.

Janine Buck

Janine Buck
Welfare Officer

I first became interested in running at secondary school, where I competed up to national schools level.  I wanted to start running again when my own children went to secondary school, and so nervously went along to Stamford Striders in the Spring of 2014. I can honestly say that its one of the best things I have ever done and now I run every distance, right up to marathons and ultra marathons. The people make the club so special - every level of runner is supported and encouraged and I have made many new friends. I felt I wanted to give something back to the club, and, as I have a background of working with children, the role of Welfare Officer seemed highly appropriate.
Do please get in touch if you have any questions. The welfare of the young people attending the juniors is of paramount importance to me and to the Committee, and I am happy to discuss any issues and individual needs. If you need to contact me directly my mobile number is 07918 633185 or e-mail me

Nick Wells

Nicholas Wells
Welfare Officer

One of the highlights of my time in Stamford Striders was when we opened the club up to a Junior section a few years ago. It had always felt wrong to have to reply to interested emails from Juniors that we didn’t have a Junior section and give them details of other nearby clubs that did.
Since we opened up the Junior Striders, for ages 9 and up, we have always been full, governed by Coaching ratios and the capacity of the indoor sports hall at Borderville during winter training.
The whole club has been impressed and proud of the Juniors both in training and in competition, and we try to select competition events that have both a Senior and Junior element, where we can.
Having recently completed the UKA Welfare and Safeguarding course I am glad to be one of the Welfare Officers along with Janine.
Please do feel free to contact me if you have any concerns - You can get me on 07708 593792 or e-mail me