Killarney Valley AC is a not for profit Sports Club whose purpose is to provide athletic coaching in a variety of disciplines such as Middle Distance, Cross Country and Track & Field disciplines of Sprints , Jumps & Throws. We are based in the Heart of Killarney Town and our Home “The Killarney Valley AC Arena” is a state of the art Floodlit Athletics Track & Astro-Turf Pitch where we cater for our club members in a safe environment.
Killarney Valley AC is an Athletics club run entirely by volunteers, all of our committee members are elected at the annual AGM. Our membership fees are used for the smooth running of our club and are invested into our facility and club equipment to ensure our athletes and our club can be the best we can be.
Our coaches are volunteers who are passionate about the sport of athletics and are suitably qualified with Athletics Ireland Accreditation.
Our Philosophy is that Athletics is for all, with “Purpose” lead coaching. All club athletes are expected to compete for the club and team mates, especially in local competitions while success is measured in “Personal Bests”. We support and nurture athlete ambition from Local to International.
Our membership is wide and varied from Juveniles, to Adults and Masters, of all abilities and ambitions. We are affiliated with the Athletics Association of Ireland & we are also signed up to the National Sport Inclusion Disability Charter. To be become a member, one must be at least 7 years of age on the 1st January in the year they wish to become a member.
Our coaches and committee are all voluntary, and do not receive any payment for their involvement with the club. All comply with the Garda Vetting requirements. We have adopted the Athletics Ireland Manual with regards the Code of Conduct for Coaches / Parents and Young Athletes. The aims and objectives of the club are to offer coaching and competitive opportunities in Athletics and to promote activity and well-being within the local community through the sport of Athletics. We also strive to ensure a duty of care to all members of the club and to provide all its services in a way that is fair to everyone, and to ensure that all present and future members receive fair and equal treatment.
Killarney Valley AC, formerly known as Spa Muckross AC, is an athletic club servicing the valley of Killarney and it’s environs. It’s name changed in 2015 to fully reflect the area it represents..
In 2022 we were selected as The Athletics Ireland National Development Club of the Year.