In 2003 the Club became the first athletic club in NI to be awarded Goldclub status in the Junior Club Quality Accreditation Scheme administered by the NI Sports Council and as such is now the athletic representative on the Down Clubmark Sports Association.20140306-Benny training Juniors

By publicising our existence through the NI Schools competitions and the Golden Cow Youth Games membership of the club slowly picked up as talented and interested youngsters sought to further their athletic ambitions.

Membership, which is drawn from every area and background has steadily increased over the years and training nights regularly sees 40/50 youngsters (aged 7 to 18 though most in the 11 to 16 category and of both sexes) in attendance, thus enabling the Club to once again participate with distinction in Cross Country races and Track and Field events in the Young Athletes League. Training continued at DLC during the Winter and at Down High School during the Summer months but the Club has never had a base it could call home.20140215 Comber XC