Chester le Street & District Athletics Club, was founded in 1978 by Bobby Tinkler and his son John Tinkler.  The idea for creating the club, was to inspire any athlete to achive thier goal within athletivs.  However it soon became apprant, that the club became more of a communtiy, no matter what age or ability, there was always the overiding sense of family, coupled with having fun.

The club now in it’s 40th year, has gone through many changes and produced a mass of great club and international athletes, this will continue to happen over the coming years to come.