WCAC Newsletter #256, 17-01-2020

CLUB AWARDS EVENING TICKETS NOW ON SALE

Tickets are now being sold for the Annual Club Awards Evening being held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Chester, on Saturday 1st February, with our guest speaker being UK Number One Female Long Jumper, Abigail Irozuru. The link to buy tickets is here.

Raffle tickets for the Club Awards Evening will be on sale from the EPSV Track Office AFTER training, so please remember to bring some money along and support your Club Awards Evening.

CLUB TREASURER VACANCY

Our Club treasurer, Lisa Davies, is stepping down in September and the Club is searching for her replacement. The Club ideally needs someone who can work alongside Lisa until she steps away from the role. Please contact Dennis Wall if you are interested by emailing: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

THIS WEEKEND

Sunday sees the North West Sportshall Athletics League Finals taking place at Kingsway Leisure Centre, Widnes, WA8 7QH (10am start for the Under 11s, and 2pm start for the Under 13s and Under 15s).

And Sunday sees the Four Villages Half Marathon taking place at Helsby (10.30am start). Details here.

Best wishes to all our athletes and officials.

CLUB TRAINING SESSIONS

Friday, January 17: High Jump, Throwing, and Pole Vault Training at Deeside Indoor Athletics Centre, Kelsterton Road, Connah’s Quay, (6.30pm start).

Saturday, January 18: Sportshall Athletics Training at Ellesmere Port Sports Village, (report to EPSV Athletics Track Office for 10am).

Saturday, January 18: Sprint Training Session at Ellesmere Port Sports Village Track, (10am start).

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT OUR CLUB?

The Club is working with England Athletics to carry out a detailed review of our club. At the end of the review we will receive a bespoke report from England Athletics highlighting priority areas for our club to enhance or improve. As part of the review we are keen to find out, via a survey, the views of our members: athletes, runners, parents, coaches and volunteers. 

Any feedback we receive to this survey from our members will be anonymous. Responses to the survey will be collated by England Athletics, who will remove any comments or identifying information from the feedback before it is shared with our club. The survey should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete, and will only be used for the reasons outlined above.

If you can complete the survey before Friday 31st January, via the link below, it would be greatly appreciated.

Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/eaclubreviewns

HELPERS NEEDED FOR CHESTER JUNIOR PARK RUN

Club member Mark Gallagher is working on setting up a 2km Junior parkrun at the Countess of Chester Country park every Sunday morning (9am start) from April for 4-14 year olds. Further details can be found here.

LAST CHANCE TO ENTER THE NORTHERN INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

ENTRIES close on January 20 for the Northern Indoor Under 13 and Under 15 Track and Field Championships being held at Sheffield on Sunday, February 2. The entry link is here.

BE SEEN AND BE SAFE

All Club members training at night on routes that involve crossing roads and where there is traffic are reminded to wear bright and reflective clothing. Please be safe.

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.

All youngsters attending track training sessions should bring along warm clothing, preferably waterproofs, hats, gloves, as well as a bottle of water.

CLUB KIT

Anyone wanting to purchase club vests and/or hoodies 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).

URGENT HELP NEEDED

The Club needs urgent help, support, and assistance from parents during Tuesday evening training sessions at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track (6.30pm-8pm).

The club currently has a waiting list for under 11s, and this situation can only be resolved by asking parents to volunteer on a rota basis at Tuesday night training sessions.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

WEEKLY PRESS REPORT

This week’s press report can be found here.

FIXTURES

Saturday, January 18: Twin Piers 10k Road Race, Colwyn Bay (1pm)

Sunday, January 19: North West Sportshall League Finals, at Kingsway Leisure Centre, Widnes, WA8 7QH. (10am start for Under 11s, and 2pm start for Under 13s and Under 15s).

Sunday, January 19: Essar Four Villages Half Marathon, Helsby (10.30am)

Tuesday, January 21: Chester Year 8 Schools Sportshall Athletics Competition, at Chester Catholic High.

Thursday, January 23: Helsby and Frodsham Primary Schools Sportshall Athletics Competition, at Frodsham Leisure Centre. 

Thursday, January 23: Chester Year 7 Schools Sportshall Athletics Competition, at Chester Catholic High.

Saturday, January 25: Northern Cross Country Championships, Camp Hill Estate, Kirklington, Bedale, DL8 2LS

Sunday, January 26: Sale Harriers Indoor Open Meeting, SportCity, Manchester

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, January 28, 29 and 30: Chester Primary Schools Sportshall Athletics Competitions, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village.

Posted by Dave Alexander
17th January 2020
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