WCAC Conference – Location/Time Change

Please could all West Cheshire AC club members seriously consider attending a Club Conference that will be held at Cheshire County Sports Club (Main Building Board Room), Plas Newton Lane, Chester, CH2 1PR on Sunday March 18th, between 2pm and 8pm (*PLEASE NOTE the change of time and location*, which were originally from 12pm at the Ellesmere Port Holiday Inn)
With the prospect of a new leisure centre appearing on the Stanney Oaks School site (final build 2015), we need club members to put ideas in place which will enhance the existing facilities we currently use. The Conference is an opportunity to discuss and debate your ideas, not just about our facilities, but about the club as a whole and about the direction we want to move in.

The event will include a selection of tea/coffee, a buffet lunch (sandwiches, chips, salad), mineral water, and confectionery.

Please contact Dennis Wall at dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com to confirm your attendance.

Two WCAC Teenagers Heading for Olympic Park

Two West Cheshire Athletic Club teenagers will experience their very own Olympic Games when they head to London in May.Olivia Montez-Brown and Kelly Baker have been selected to compete at the UK School Games in the capital between May 6 and 9.
Olivia, a pupil at Ellesmere Port Catholic High, and Kelly, a pupil at Bishop\’s Bluecoat High, Chester, will compete in the Olympic Park in an event that will be a forerunner to the Olympic Games scheduled to take place in July and August.
Olivia, 15, is currently ranked 18th for the under 17 women\’s 60m hurdles in the UK and 12th for her age group for indoor long jump competitions.
The all-rounder won the Northern Indoor Under 17 Women\’s Long Jump Championship title at Sheffield last month after being crowned Cheshire champion in May.
Olivia represented Cheshire at the English Schools\’ Combined Events Championships at Exeter in September, and is currently ranked 13th in the UK heptathlon ranking lists for her age.
Baker, who celebrated her 16th birthday this week, is excited at the prospect of her trip to London after winning the under 17 women\’s shot put title with 11.72m at Sheffield in last month\’s Northern Indoor Championships.
Ranked third for her age in the UK ranking lists for shot put, Baker won both the Cheshire County Schools and Clubs titles and celebrated success at the Inter Counties Schools Championship staged at Birmingham.
She finished third at last year\’s UK Schools Games at Sheffield\’s Don Valley Stadium with a put of 11.39m.
The talented duo will rub shoulders with the most talented young athletes during the four day event which provides the nation’s school children the opportunity to really feel like they are part of the Olympic experience.
A total of 35,000 people are expected to be present on the Olympic Park during the School Games which will present a great chance for thousands of young people from School Games-registered schools to join in the excitement.
The Games will feature around 2,000 young people as competitors, volunteers, officials, reporters and stadium announcers clearly showing the range of roles that young people can play in the organisation and delivery of major sporting events.
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NW Sportshall Success

West Cheshire AC youngsters grabbed two regional titles and a fistful of medals at Wigan.The purple-vested club celebrated team victories in both the under 15 boys and under 13 girls competitions at the North West Sportshall Athletics League Finals staged at Robin Park, Wigan.
James McMahon, Zac Barnsley, Matthew Pagan, Chris Harrop, Ben Morris, and Connor Norbury teamed up to earn West Cheshire ACs under 15 boys a title victory.
McMahon, Barnsley, Harrop and Pagan concluded the day with a sprint relay success, while McMahon won gold medals in the four lap race, and vertical jump; Barnsley won the standing triple jump and standing long jump titles; Pagan won the speed bounce, and Morris and Harrop combined for victory in the eight lap parlaaf.
Georgia Barlow, Sophie Baker, Samhilda Megonigle, Alice Barnsley, Sophie Hemingbrough, Abbi Williams, Sophie Carter, Ella Robson, and Bethany Lewis combined to earn West Cheshire AC the under 13 girls team title.
Megonigle, Barnsley, Barlow and Lewis won the sprint relay; Megonigle won gold in both the two lap and standing long jump; Barnsley claimed gold in the two lap; and Baker won the speed bounce.
Sophie Percival, Emily Ball, Megan McEveley, Emily Wood, Georgina Moulton, Charlotte Williamson, and Ellen McMahon teamed up for West Cheshire ACs under 15 girls who finished second team.
Williamson won gold in the two lap, and Ball hit a winning put of 9.22m in the shot, while the sprint relay team of Percival, Ball, Wood and Williamson clinched gold medals.
Taylor Kearns, Cameron Weaver, Tom Harrop, Joseph Morrison, Hari Britton, and Jack Johnson joined forces to earn West Cheshire ACs under 13 boys third team position.
Weaver won gold medals in both the six lap and speed bounce, while Jack Johnson claimed a silver medal in the speed bounce, and Kearns clinched a bronze medal in the shot.
Alex Earl, Sam Grinter, Eamonn O Connell, Will Scott, Ewan Brandon, Paul Morrison, Jac Goodall, Ewan Bradley, James Adamson, Adam Howe, and Daniel Pagan claimed third team position for West Cheshire ACs under 11 boys.
Grinter won the javelin, and Goodall was runner-up in the chest push.
Anna Crayston, Molly Jones, Ellie Finn, Emma Howe, Niamh Weaver, Jasmin Parrott, Kate Kenworthy, Beth McMahon, Tasmin O Keefe, Maggie Corr, and Annabel Hemingbrough teamed up for West Cheshire ACs under 11 girls who finished joint third.
Howe won the javelin and O Keefe finished third in the standing triple jump.
Team Results
U11 Boys: 1 Crewe and Nantwich 280 points; 2 Wirral 278; 3 West Cheshire 266; 4 Halton and Frodsham 238; 5 Liverpool 232.
U11 Girls: 1 Wirral 293; 2 Crewe and Nantwich 277; 3 West Cheshire and Halton and Frodsham 254; 5 Southport Waterloo 222.
U13 Boys: 1 Crewe and Nantwich 449; 2 Halton and Frodsham 410; 3 West Cheshire 340; 4 Liverpool 287; 5 Warrington 284.
U15 Girls: 1 Crewe and Nantwich 468; 2 West Cheshire 461; 3 Hatlon and Frodsham 333; 4 Liverpool 322; 5 St Helens Sutton 136.
U13 Girls: 1 West Cheshire 480; 2 Crewe and Nantwich 416; 3 Halton and Frodsham 380; 4 Southport Waterloo 370; 5 Warrington 188.
U15 Boys: 1 West Cheshire 506; 2 Crewe and Nantwich 396; 3 Halton and Frodsham 154; 4 St Helens Sutton 86.
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Coach trip to Olympic Trials at Birmingham on Saturday, June 23

West Cheshire AC are wanting to organise a coach trip to the Olympic Trials at Birmingham on Saturday, June 23.with their name and number of tickets required. We need a quick response from members before tickets go on sale from February 17. If you are interested contact the Chairman from the Contact Us page with their name and number of tickets required. More info at http://goodform.yourcrm.co.uk/app/e/v/0-4027-34.aspx

Northern Road Relay Championships- Entries Open

Northern Road Relay Championships at Sefton Park, Liverpool, on Saturday, March 31, anyone wanting to enter should contact club road running secretary, Chris Rhodes, from Contact Us page as soon as possible.
Details of the event can be found at: http://www.noeaa-athletics.org.uk/Pages/Event.aspx?id=160&EventID=694

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