WCAC Newsletter #257, 24-01-20

Please buy your tickets ASAP for the Annual Club Awards Evening being held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Chester, on Saturday 1st February, because the club needs to finalise catering details with the hotel. Our guest speaker is 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

Saturday sees the Northern Cross Country Championships taking place at Camp Hill Estate, Kirklington, Bedale, DL8 2LS.

And Sunday sees the latest Sale Harriers Indoor Open Meeting, being held at SportCity, Manchester.

Best wishes to all our athletes and officials.

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

STORYHOUSE INVITE

West Cheshire AC will be one of six local clubs involved in a Sports Club Market at The Storyhouse, Chester, on Saturday, February 1, (9.30am-1.30pm). If you would like to join Dennis Wall in helping to promote the Club please let him know at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

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.

ENGLAND INDOOR AGE GROUP CHAMPIONSHIPS

The closing date for entries to the England Indoor Under 15, 17 and 20 Championships being held on February 23, is February 3.

Further details can be found at this link.

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

2020 TRACK & FIELD FIXTURES UPDATE
Club Trials Part One – Saturday 28th March at Ellesmere Port (10am-12 noon)

Club Trials Part Two – Thursday 2nd April at Ellesmere Port (6-8pm)

Youth Development League U13s/U15s North Premier West Division

Round One – Saturday 16th May at Preston

Round Two – Saturday 6th June at Ellesmere Port

Round Three – Saturday 18th July at Bebington Oval

Regional Match – Saturday 8th August at Middlesbrough or Trafford

Youth Development League U17s/U20s North Premier West Division

Round One – Sunday 26th April at Ellesmere Port

Round Two – Sunday 24th May at Leigh Sports Village

Round Three – Sunday 21st June at Blackpool

Northern League Division One

Round One – Saturday 2nd May at Blackburn

Round Two – Sunday 7th June at Trafford

Round Three – Sunday 12th July at Preston

Round Four – Saturday 1st August at Ellesmere Port

Cheshire League

Round One – Sunday 19th April at Wrexham

Round Two – Sunday 5th July at Stockport

Round Three – Sunday 2nd August at East Cheshire

Round Four – 12th or 13th September at Ellesmere Port

Ellesmere Port Schools Year 5/6 Quad Kids Competition – Thursday 30th April at Ellesmere Port

English Schools Track and Field Cup County Round – Wednesday 6th May (12 noon start) at Ellesmere Port

Cheshire AA Track & Field Championships – Saturday and Sunday, 9th and 10th May at Ellesmere Port

English Schools Track and Field Cup Regional B Final South – Wednesday, 3rd June (11am start) at Ellesmere Port

West Cheshire AC Schools Track & Field Cup – Wednesday 10th June (4pm start) at Ellesmere Port

Year 7 Cheshire v Merseyside Schools Match – Monday, 6th July (5pm start) at Ellesmere Port

Chester Primary Schools Track & Field Championships – Monday, 13th July (Field AM, Track PM) at Ellesmere Port

West Cheshire AC Club Championships – Saturday 5th September at Ellesmere Port

FIXTURES

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.

Saturday, February 1 – West Cheshire AC Annual Awards Evening, at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Chester.

Saturday, February 1 – North Wales Cross Country League Final Round, The Marches School, Oswestry.

Saturday, February 1 – British Universities and Colleges Cross Country Championships, at Edinburgh.

Saturday, February 1 – Northern Masters Cross Country Championships, at Spenborough.

Sunday, February 2 – Northern Indoor Under 13s and Under 15s Championships, at Sheffield.

Sunday, February 2 – Alsager 5 Miles Road Race.

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