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Athletics Plus Activity Badge

How to earn your badge

Take part in all the activities on the table. Take your best four scores and, if the points you score add up to eight or more, you get your badge.


You get 3 points for

You get 2 points for

You get 1 point for

50m sprint

9 seconds

10 seconds

11 seconds

Throwing a cricket ball

25 metres

22 metres

18 metres

High jump




Long jump

3 metres

2.5 metres

2 metres

Sargent jump




Shuttle run 6 x 10 metres

18 seconds

19 seconds

20 seconds

50m skip with a rope

12 seconds

13 seconds

14 seconds

1,000 metre run

5 minutes

6 minutes

10 minutes


! For the high jump, be very careful about the way young people jump. Special equipment is needed and crash mats for landing. Fosbury flop must not be undertaken unless young people have been taught to do it properly and an expert is there to watch you.


Each young person who participates in the Programme, including badges and awards, should face a similar degree of challenge, and requirements can be adapted according to each young person’s abilities.  For more information and practical tips see our guidance on flexibility


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