About Us

We provide coaching and competition for all age groups in all events, from our main base at Ellesmere Port Sports Village, as well as Cheshire County Sports Club, Upton-by-Chester, and Northgate Arena, Chester. All are welcome to try us out – see the Training page to find a group suitable for you.

The club was formed in April 1998 by the amalgamation of Chester and Ellesmere Port AC (CEPAC) and Whitby Heath AC, and competes in road running, cross-country, off-road and track and field events. Many of our athletes have been crowned county, regional and national champions, and we’ve had a number of medallists and competitors at the English Schools’ Championships, the UK School Games and other prestigious events.

Our constitution is here.

The club has won several awards, including:

  • Sport England Clubmark in April 2004
  • The National Junior Club of the Year and the North-west Regional Junior UK Athletics Club of the Year award in 2005
  • The Cheshire and Warrington Sport Partnership Sports Club of the Year 2007
  • England Athletics North-West Region Club of the Year 2016, 2017, 2018, and North-West Region Best Coach 2016
  • BBC North West Community Sport Club of the Year (sponsored by Sport England)

We’ve also been featured in Athletics Weekly’s Club Night section.

Decisions on the management and direction of West Cheshire AC are taken by the club committee; click on this link to find more about the roles of committee members.

The club relies on a group of qualified coaches and highly experienced technical officials, as well as volunteers for our races and training sessions.

Policies and Guides

We strive to operate a friendly and inclusive club, in line with England Athletics’ Club Inclusion policy. Our coaches are expected to abide by UK Athletics’ Code of Conduct for Coaches.

If you feel that we have fallen below expected standards, we ask that you first speak to those involved. If this is not possible or does not resolve the issue, please follow Step 1 of the procedure set out in England Athletics’ Club Discipline and Appeals Process document. The methods by which the club will deal with complaints and disputes are detailed in England Athletics’ Club Grievance Disciplinary policy, which the club has adopted.

Please note, this disciplinary procedure is not for safeguarding issues, for which you should consult England Athletics’ Reporting a Safeguarding Concern guide, which is used to apply UK Athletics’ Safeguarding and Protecting Children in Athletics policy.

Please use the “Contact” link at the top of this page to let us know if you would like to become involved in any of these roles.