Warwickshire County Athletics Association
“The Bear” – DEC 2006
What does the COUNTY do for YOU? For those affiliated to Warwickshire CAA:-
Š We provide quality Promotions and Competition for all ages, Road, Track and Field, Race Walking and Cross Country.
Š In conjunction with other Promoters we provide a Road Championships at 5 distances from U20 to W55 and M60.
Š We provide an excellent Permit service, we give advice and provide Officials for Road Promoters. We try to work closely with the Warwickshire Road Race League, the West Midland Region and England Athletics to further Endurance Athletics.
Š We offer County vests and representative opportunities up to National level for all categories.
Š We readily provide Grants, applying flexible criteria to Clubs, Groups, Sportshall etc.
Š We return Unattached Levies to affiliated Promoters.
Š We train and help the licencing of Officials.
Š Through the Development Groups we aim to develop Clubs, maximise resources, provide pathways and bring together a variety of Agencies acting in the best interests of Athletics including Schools-Clubs links.
Š We keep you abreast of developments in the Sport.
Š We have an influence at the highest levels of the sport which serves your interests.
Š We are proactive in encouraging new initiatives including working with other Counties.
We are Athletics, supporting one another and we want you to feel part of ONE SPORT.
1 The Annual General Meeting
Thank you to Coventry Godiva Harriers for providing the venue and to the people who attended our recent AGM notwithstanding traffic frustrations for some. Minutes have been circulated. Contact Ray Morgan on 01926-330667 if more copies are required.
Dates for General Meetings in 2007: Wed 28th March and Wed 26th September
The 2007 AGM will be held on Wed 28th November
The Officers and the four working Groups will hold additional meetings.
2 Warwickshire Cross Country Championships – Saturday 6th January 2007
The Championships will include new arrangements for U20M, SW, VW, SM, VM. Come and join us on Newbold Comyn but ensure that all entries reach Richard Carney
by 20th December 2006.
3 TRACK and FIELD Championships 2007
Leicestershire have invited us and Northamptonshire to join them for a three way Track and Field Championships at the newly refurbished Saffron Lane track next May. Most people agree that our recent joint Championships with Leicestershire and Rutland have presented better competition and a better atmosphere than a single County Championships. A three way event should be an outstanding weekend (12th/13th May). The details will follow but note the date in your diaries.
4 Dates and Venues
Details are still awaited from some promoters so Issue 1 of 2007 will be devoted to a comprehensive list.
5 CAU 10k Championships.
Graham Heeley has asked the CAU if they are going to accept Northbrook’s offer to host their 10k Championships. The CAU apologised for not having replied sooner and have declined the offer for this year - but noted it for future reference. Unfortunately they have not yet firmed up their plans for 2007 so we cannot tell you where the event will be held.
6 Ian Riley.
Congratulations to Ian Riley who has become the County’s seventeenth Life Vice President. This is due reward for the terrific contribution that he has made over the years. (See notes in the AGM minutes).
7 Road and Cross Country Officials Licences
Hopefully all Clubs are already aware of the changes regarding Officials Licences. From 1/1/2007 Officials must have a Licence specifically for the type of event at which they are operating e.g. Track or Road or Cross Country. Previously Road and Cross Country events could use Track Officials. For a short time Margery Ewington will be able to sanction a Road and/or Cross Country Licence for people who already have the appropriate experience without them having to take an exam or sit a course. The County recommends that every Club – especially those who promote endurance events – takes advantage of this short term dispensation and asks as many people as possible to apply to Margery for a Road and/or Country Licence. Helpers and volunteers who act under the guidance of an Official with a Licence are covered by UKA liability insurance.
8 And Finally…..
The Officers and Officials of the Association send you Seasonal greetings and Wish all of you the Best, Athletically and otherwise, in the New Year.
Keep following ‘the bear’ into 2007