Author Archives: Tracey Jones

Important information about subs renewal

This message has been sent from the membership secretary regarding the importance of paying subs NOW, if you wait until the end of the month you may not get your licence to compete until mid April. Please read the message and pay your subs.


Just a quick email to remind those that haven’t paid already that membership fees for the season 2019/2020 are due.

As most of you are aware, the membership process is now completely online, via the LoveAdmin site, a link to which you should have received via email and if not you can find on the SAC website within the membership section.

From submitting your payment on LoveAdmin it takes approximately 10 days for the money to appear in the SAC account, from this point we are clear to pay the EA fees of £15 which makes you registered and available to enter events, including opens and league matches, this leg of the process takes an additional 5-7 days. So in total from submission of payment the process takes roughly 17 days.

If you are not able to pay till the end of the month, this is fine, but please be aware from the moment you submit payment there is this lag which will restrict you from actively entering competitions in the new season until completed. Any online entry system will display the message ‘URN not valid’.

You can assume the process is complete when you receive an email either from me or UKA stating your URN number.

I hope this makes sense and any problems at all please give me a shout and I will do my best to clear up any confusion.

Stuart Saint

Membership Secretary

Charity places available at Southampton Marathon, Half and 10k

Join Team SSJ at the ABP Marathon in Southampton on Sunday 5th May 2019!

Our runners have helped raise over £15,000 in the last few years, all of which has helped us to provide more housing and support to vulnerable homeless people. Every year thousands of people take to the streets of Southampton in this fantastic event for a whole variety of reasons – as a personal challenge, to raise money for charity, even just for fun! The atmosphere is electric and there is nothing more inspiring than standing on the Itchen Bridge and seeing the immense commitment of the incredible people who take part!

We have 15 runner places in the 10K event and 5 in the Half-marathon event. To register for one of these places please visit– at the end of the registration form enter one of the following codes, depending on whether you want to run the 10K or the half-marathon:

For more information:

Do you want to help us combat homelessness? Join Team SSJ today!We have FREE charity spaces available in ABP…

Posted by Society of St James on Wednesday, 13 March 2019


SAC athletes compete in U11 Regional Final

South East Regional indoor final – U11s Squad
I am delighted to share some good news.
To date 3 Hampshire indoor Sportshall competitions have taken place access the county and it has been amazing to see so many SAC athletes competing for the club. The girls and boys have performed amazing well with 7 SAC athletes being selected for the U11s Hampshire Squad.
The children selected were Nathan Bell, Charlie Hough, Keelan Channing-Wood, Aman Uni, Jack Hawkins, Isabelle Wardle and Gracie Osman. The Regional final took place at the Triangle Centre in Wessex Sussex on Sunday 3rd March. It is acknowledged that this Region is the most competitive, both teams performed amazing with the girls just missing out on Bronze medals by 5 points and the boys came a respectable 5th place.
It was an amazing event and throughly enjoyed by the whole Hampshire squad and the 7 Southampton athletes can be extremely proud of making the squad and performing so admirably.
Mark Wharton
U11s team manager
Permission has been given by the parents of the athletes for the photograph to be published on the SAC website

Diary Dates – Awards Evening and Fixtures List

Please find attached a full fixtures list for this seasons Track and Field. You will see that we have again planned for 4 club opens and we are kicking off the season with and All Day Graded Open and Club Trials on Saturday 20th April, this will be an excellent time to put the hard winter training to the test and get that all important time, distance or height to put you in the club teams.

The dates for the four opens are:
– Saturday 20th April
– Wednesday 22nd May
– Wednesday 12th June
– Wednesday 24th July

This year we are also hosting home fixtures for Wessex, Upper and Lower Age Youth Development League (YDL) and the Southern Athletics League (SAL)

As always we cannot do these matches or the away fixtures without your support, if you can help please drop me an email

Preparations are underway for the clubs Annual Awards Evening which will be held on the evening of Friday 29th March, the venue is the same as last year and full details will follow.

2019 Track Fixtures Final

Officials Availability for SAC

An email has recently been sent to all officials who are have either officiated for Southampton in the past or have registered Southampton as a club that you officiate for on the England Athletics (EA) portal.

If you have not received this email and would like to officiate please can you email Tracey Jones

Please also email if you would like to know more about officiating at league or home events, we always need more.

Attached the SAC fixtures list.

Athletes’ Athlete – Time to Nominate

We only have 3 nominations so far and this is not enough to run the award. It’s your award, it will be a shame to loose it.

Only 4 days left to send your nominations through….

Athletes’ Athlete Award 2018

Once again it’s time to send your nominations through for the Athletes’ Athlete award. Remember this is the only award selected on athletes’ votes and it’s your chance to say who has inspired you the most.

Every year awards are given out to athletes based on performance, team contribution etc but this one is special it is your award, your chance to say who you think represents Athletics, this is the only award nominated and voted by athletes.

Between now and the 21st December we would like your nominations.

Each nomination should be accompanied by your reasons for the nomination and ideally a photo. Your reasons will be used in both the shortlisting process and in the main ballot, so please be as persuasive as you can!

Nominations can come from you as an individual, or from a group of athletes. In addition, you can nominate both a male and female should you wish.

Nominations to be sent to Tracey Jones :

Last year’s nominations were:

Sara Merritt, Hannah Childs, Bryher Bowness, Isabel  Richardson,

Matt Hibbert,  Sean Foord, Jon Tilt, Riley Woodman, Dave Blackman

Last year’s winners were:

Sarah Merritt, John Tilt and this is what was said about them.

Sarah Merritt 

Very friendly and always gives a shout out to other athletes. I remember that Sarah Merritt gave me a shout out on my first run for the club. Since then she’s done so at every given opportunity and excitedly asks me about how it went afterwards. It really helps to have that kind of support in the club. Far from being just a supporter she has had a great run of top positions at road races and regularly enthusiastically throws herself into multiple events at track and field.

She’s an all round class act and great representative of the sport.

Jon Tilt

Not only is Jon a brilliant coach he is always willing to put himself out for the group and the club. This is through his positivity, encouragement and dedication. He’s a brilliant athlete always pushing himself to achieve the highest level of fitness and achievements.  This in turn rubs off on his athletes making him a fantastic training partner.

He can make even the hardest sessions bearable and enjoyable with that famous Jon Tilt smile.


Officials Training for 2018

This winters training courses are on Sunday 4th November and Sunday 11th November at the University of Winchester Athletics Track SO23 0QA

Sunday 4th November for Track and Field and Sunday 11th November 2018 for Starting and Starter’s Assistant and Timekeeping.

Both days include a Health and Safety module which you must attend unless you have already attended.

The cost is £30 for the discipline and Health and Safety or £20 for the discipline only. Full details and how to apply can be found on the attached flyer and a link to the EA website for course booking is also below.

SAC will cover the full cost of the course if you commit to officiate for the club, if you let me know when you have been trained and I can add you to the distribution for next years fixtures.

Many thanks
Tracey Jones (

course flyer 2018

England Athletics Courses