Author Archives: Tracey Jones

Track and Field Officials Courses

Just a reminder that the courses are to be held at Mountbatten Centre, Portsmouth on Sunday 3rd November.
There are still spaces available but the Field is filling fast so application for the Courses should be made as soon as possible.

Officials Courses  3rd November 2019

Hampshire Athletics have arranged Courses for prospective new Officials at the Mountbatten Leisure Centre, Alex Way, Portsmouth, PO2 9QA on Sunday 3rd November 2019 starting at 10.00.

We will all meet initially in the Function Suite which is on the 1st Floor at 10.00 for registration and also to explain the ‘Way Forward’. This will be followed by the separate discipline sessions and all should be finished by 3pm.

Whilst Tea/coffee will be available on arrival please bring your own lunch/refreshments and also outdoor clothing in case of poor weather.

Course reference numbers are as follows:-

Field – OS0007FD
Track – OS0007TR
Timekeeping – OS0007TK
Starters/Starters Assistant – OS0007ST

To apply go to:-

Booking is now online and the cost is £20. You will also need to apply for the Health & Safety Course which is now an on line module.

When applying for your DBS if you put Terry Williams down as your Verifier and bring your documents to the Course he will deal with the verification then.


SAC will cover the cost of the course for any new official who commits to officiate in the 2020 season.


SAC needs a Treasurer – can you help?

We are looking for a volunteer to fill this crucial club role.

In brief the duties include :
• Managing the club’s finances
• Raising payments on behalf of the Club
• Preparation of annual accounts for review by the Club’s accountants
• To present finance updates to Committee meetings

This is a really interesting role that gives a great understanding of how a sports club works. You do not need to be a qualified accountant, just have an understanding of finance, be comfortable working with spreadsheets and have a love of athletics !

An informal , no obligation discussion can be arranged. A full handover will be given by the current post holder who is moving on due to a change of job.
If you, or your friends or family can help, please get in touch with Tim Hall, acting Club Chair –

Active Nation Warrior Event Saturday 19th October

The Active Warrior event takes place on Saturday 19th October and the track will be unavailable that day. There will have some bits and pieces being set-up before and after. This won’t impact our training in the week before or after but it may appear a little messy/unusual as they set-up and pack down again.

If any of our adult members would like to volunteer to marshal a station Active Nation are offering 5 free child tickets to participate in exchange for their efforts and time. If you would like to volunteer please email or PM me to talk about how you would like those places to be allocated.


Update on Academy Training

The committee is pleased to report that Tracey Jones and Gemma Saint , both qualified coaches with the club, have volunteered to support the academy until the end of the current membership year, 31 March 2020. This will be run as a pilot scheme to assess the feasibility of this forming a long term solution for managing the academy.

We anticipate that other coaches in specialist disciplines within the club will come in to lead sessions on a rota basis so that our young athletes are exposed to all these different disciplines. 

Tracey and Gemma will be at the sport centre on Wednesday 25th September to meet the athletes and parents and discuss some of the changes.

Confirmation of Winter Training arrangement

We are pleased to confirm that winter training will continue at Wyvern School on a Wednesday evening with both academy groups overlapping on times. Both groups will receive indoor and outdoor training on these nights and the details are below.

Winter training information – 1 October 2019 – 31 March 2020 – Wednesday Evening

  • Fundamental academy (school years 4 and 5) 5.45pm to 7.15pm – indoors for the first hour then 6.45 pm to 7.15 pm outdoors
  • Foundation academy (school years 6 and above) – registration at 5.50pm – training will start at 6pm to 7.30pm. The first 45 minutes  will be outdoors then indoors 6:45 to 7:30. Please bring a change of clothes and shoes if the weather is poor.

You will know that the club is run entirely by volunteers, so if you can help out in the academy is any way, do please let us know. The  success of the club depends upon people coming forward.

Kind regards

SAC Committee

Club Review Survey

For those of you that have completed the survey thank you, for those that haven’t the deadline has been extended by at least a week.

What do you think about our club? We want to hear your views and suggestions.

We are 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 the views of our members (athletes, runners, parents, coaches, officials, committee members).

Please can you complete the following survey by Friday the 6th September.  To complete, please click on the below link.

This feedback is anonymous, and responses will be collated by England Athletics.  Any identifying information will be reviewed and removed from the feedback, before it is shared with our club. This feedback should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete and will only be used for the reasons outlined above.

We appreciate your input, thank you.

Kind Regards,

SAC Club Committee

Open 4 results

It is with grateful thanks to the officials, helpers, tea makers, organising team, announcers and scorers that we have held four very successful opens this season.

Many congratulations to the athletes who came to enjoy our opens and I hope will be back next year for more.

Below is a link to the full set of results.


Open Meeting Results