WCAC Newsletter #231, 12-07-19

12th July 2019, Number 231

THIS WEEKEND
TEN West Cheshire AC members will compete for their county at the English Schools Track and Field Championships at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium on Friday and Saturday.

Representing Merseyside will be Lara Battersby, Imogen Pughe and Isla Shillington.

And representing Cheshire will be: Stephanie Jones, Fatoumatta Bojang, Ewan Bradley, George Hyde, Carys Roberts, Evie Tipping and Emma Howe.

Best wishes to everyone involved!

TRACKSIDE BUILDING UPDATE
The Council has confirmed that the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Trackside Community Room, Toilets and Changing Rooms will be complete and there will be a chance to walk around the new facility after the keys to the building are handed over at 2pm on Monday 15th July.

The planned open meeting for Club members and parents on Monday at 6pm to discuss ideas to mark the official opening has been cancelled because the Club Committee have agreed to link the event to our Cheshire Track and Field League match at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Sunday, 1st September.

A Fire Risk Assessment will take place to ensure the correct fire fighting equipment, signage and understanding of the building’s evacuation procedures need to be completed before the EPSV Trackside buildings can be used.

PILOT TRACK & FIELD EVENT ORGANISERS NEEDED
The Club has accepted an invitation from England Athletics Club Support Manager Nick Settle to pilot an open competition with a difference later this summer in a bid to encourage more youngsters to participate in athletics.

Members and/or parents keen to help deliver the Blast Pilot Initiative should contact Dennis Wall ASAP at Club training or by emailing: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

NORTHERN TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS – ENTRIES NOW OPEN!
Entries are now being accepted for the Northern Track and Field Age Group Championships for Under 13s, Under 15s, and Under 17s.

The closing date is 26th July.
Further details here.

REGIONAL ENDURANCE WORKSHOP
West Cheshire AC has agreed to host England Athletics Regional Endurance Coaching Workshops this Winter.

The target audience will be Coaches working with athletes who are County standard or higher, and athletes aged 11-18. The duration will be up to three hours to include Q&A/discussion.

An interval training session will be held in December, and a threshold training session will take place in March.

URGENT HELP NEEDED
The Club needs urgent help, support, and assistance from parents during Tuesday evening (6.30pm-8pm) and Saturday morning (10am-12 noon) training sessions at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track (6.30pm-8pm).

PARENTS who can help should contact Dennis Wall on 07968643038 or email:dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

NEW BOOK PUBLISHED BY ALEX
Club Member Alex Staniforth has just had his second book published. “Another Peak” published by Trigger Publishing, is now available from Trigger, Amazon, Waterstones, Blackwells, and Alex’s website.

WHY NOT BECOME AN OFFICIAL?
West Cheshire AC is keen to help any parents of members wanting to become qualified officials. The Club will pay for parents of members wanting to attend an officials course.

Please email Dennis if you are interested at dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

Further details about officiating can be found here.

BECOME ONE OF OUR CLUB COACHES
Any parents of West Cheshire AC members wanting to become qualified coaches will be fully supported by the Club who will pay for coaching courses

Please email Dennis if you are interested at dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

Further details about coaching can be found here.

IT’S GOOD TO TALK
Members and parents are reminded to look at the following links for updates about any Club training sessions being cancelled due to adverse weather conditions:

FACEBOOK: West Cheshire AC, West Cheshire AC Road Running, west cheshire ac jnr to u20 middle distance group

WEBSITE: www.westcheshireac.co.uk

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/westcheshireac

PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY
All parents of youngsters attending track training sessions are reminded to collect their sons and daughters from the track – not from the car park. The Club wants to ensure everyone stays safe and that every youngster safely leaves every track training session.

CLUB KIT
Anyone wanting to purchase club vests (£17) and/or hoodies (£15) is reminded that parents Vikki Brett and Joanne Lark will sell club kit at the EPSV Track Office AFTER Tuesday night training sessions.

Payment can be made by cash, or by cheque made payable to West Cheshire AC.

INVITE TO OBTAIN TRACK AND FIELD CERTIFICATE
All Club members are being invited to support our club by completing the Track & Field Online Management Course to help West Cheshire AC look after the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track. Further details can be found here.  

PHYSIO SUPPORT
Club member Heather McLintock is a qualified physiotherapist and offers substantial discounted prices for West Cheshire AC members on production of their membership card. Heather can be contacted on 01244 381350 or 07885 462487

WEEKLY PRESS REPORT
This week’s press report can be found here.

FIXTURES

Friday, and Saturday, July 12 and 13: English Schools Track and Field Championships, at Birmingham.

Sunday, July 14: Deva Divas Triathlon, The Meadows, Chester (8.30am start).

Saturday, July 20: Under 13s and Under 15s Youth Development Track and Field League Plate Final, at Sheffield.

Sunday, July 21: Northern Track and Field League Round Three, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village.

Latest posts by Dave Alexander (see all)

Posted by Dave Alexander
12th July 2019
General

No Comments »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URL

Leave a comment

News Menu

This error message is only visible to WordPress admins

Error: No connected account.

Please go to the Instagram Feed settings page to connect an account.