The bear – February 2007
1 OUTCOMES FROM NEWBOLD COMYN ON A WET FIRST SATURDAY OF 2007
a) Despite the elements and post race washing problems our year started with well staged races over challenging terrain. any thanks to Warwick District Council and Leamington C & A C who did us proud. Numbers were up, ,and format changes including the division of Senior and Veteran teams generally seemed to be well received. our feedback
OFFERS: Leamington C & A C are rightly
claiming a rest after their brilliant stint over several seasons for the County
The County Officers have resolved that there should be a full complement of
Individual and Team Cross Country Trophies (Track and Field will
then be reviewed). 2007 team winners will have their names engraved
retrospectively and thus Royal Sutton Coldfield A C Under 15 Boys are the first holders of
trophy presented by Birchfield Harriers in memory of Dave
Skelcher. ? Team trophies are
required for Under 13 Boys and
d) have been selected (following the County and Midland
Championships)in all age groups for the Inter
Counties Championships at
2 RACE WALKING 2007
Sunday 25th February –
Saturday 17th March – Inter Counties (National)
Sunday 20th May – European Cup Championship Event, Victoria Park,
rospectus forms on County Website (warwickshirecountyaa.co.uk). Please give it your club’s support. part of the Warwickshire Road Race League schedule.
CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES – Wednesday 7th March.
With excellent financial from
Leicester City Council, Warwickshire will join Leicestershire and
PLEASE support this event, but NOTE THE ENTRY CLOSING DATE.
· Athletics Services, the administration and IT services branch of EA is operational
· The ENGLAND ATHLETICS website is up and running (www.englandathletics.org)
· John GRAVES (formerly West Midlands Council Chair) is now Chair of the England Athletics Council. Chris LOCKLEY (Staffordshire AA Chair) replaces John as West Midlands Regional Chair. Chris has already met with the Association’s Officers and would be happy to meet with our clubs.
Alan EDWARDS (
With permit arrangements undergoing change we suggest
7 CONGRATULATIONS TO:
JANET PAUL – Former
Association Secretary, Lifetime worker for Birchfield
Harriers and tremendous contributor to Sportshall
athletics on her coveted TORCH AWARD.
SPHINX A C – On their recent CLUBMARK AWARD.
With the £50 across the board affiliations due on 1st
April to ENGLAND ATHLETICS questions have been raised regarding
affiliation to other bodies, including Counties, Territories etc.
UNDER 20 TRACK & FIELD
have made known our desire to provide
Training opportunities will continue to be made available in 2007. Stuart PAUL is arranging Level one and Level two courses at Alexander Stadium on Saturday 28th April.
This will be backed by a Level 1 and Level 2 courses to be organized by Margery EWINGTON in the Autumn. Margery hopes to supply more information in issue 2/2007 of ‘the bear’.
11 DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES, GRANTS
Ray MORGAN, Leonie LIGHTFOOT, David BOUGHEY continue to lead work in this field.
T GREATER WARWICKSHIRE FORUM and BIRMINGHAM FORUM both met in January. There are increasing opportunities for GRANT SUPPORT towards initiatives in many respects and it is disappointing that the Association (£500 maximum) servic From 1st April we shall be working closely with the West Midlands Region, who will be able to offer grants up to £2000.
COME ON EVERYBODY, LET’S MAKE THE MOST OF THESE OPPORTUNITIES!!
12 INFORMATION WANTED – CAN YOU HELP
13 DATES TO BE NOTED
Below is listed a fairly comprehensive list of meetings events: -
W C A A General Meeting - Wednesday 28th March at
At Royal Sutton Coldfield Clubhouse
General Meetings – 28th
March, - 26th September –
(WC = W C A A
CHAMPIONSHIP) (WL =
or 27th June –
Thursday 12th July – Rowheath 5Km (WC & WL)
October – Lady Godiva Half
AGENDA FOR GENERAL MEETING
1 Apologies for absence
2 Confirmation of minutes of last meeting (the 2006 AGM) and matters arising.
3 The four Management Groups
i. Treasurer’s Report
ii. Officers reports (President, Chairman, Secretary)
v. ‘the Bear’
5 Matters outside Warwickshire County A A of concern to the County (England Athletics, West Midlands Region)
6 Any other business
7 Date of the Next Meeting (26th September 2007)