Most Counties make Sport Personality Awards each year.  Many Local Education Authorities do so as well.  There is also the B.B.C.  Many are preceded by Local Authority  presentations although some use those who run the local Leisure Centre.

The awards are usually for individuals, including coaches, officials and volunteers, and teams.  There are male and female, senior and  junior, able and disabled awards.  The club executive will willingly support any all applications which are made.  The club has had great success this year and this is one way of letting the general public know.

As each body has its own procedures this is a summary only.  Be sure your school knows what your sporting activities and successes are outside school hours.

Berkshire.  Apply at website…/junior-sports-person-of-the –year  or

Dorset.  Christchurch   Contact through website and Countryside-team-Leader?formid=10888649

Poole  Telephone   0844 846 7608

Hampshire  The County Council makes awards.  There are 17 classes.  Entries close on 31st December, 2016.

Further details from

The Schools Sports Federation makes awards.

Eastleigh  11categories.  Apply at website  hhtps://,-countryside,-parks-culture/sport-and-active-lifestyles/eastleigh-sport-and physical-activity-alliance (spaa)/sports awards-2016.aspx

Fareham   Contact

New Forest  Go to  Similar to Hampshire Enter by end of year.

Romsey  No information obtained but they do have awards

Southampton  Ditto

Winchester  Use  Enter by end of year.

Wiltshire  The awards were cancelled last year., as a temporary measure.

Winning awards is similar to to Athletic Competition.  You have to enter to gain experience.  Some authorities award a certificate to all valid entrants.  Then you know you are in the right track.  So start right away and if you not win this year have another go next year when you have plenty of time to prepare your presentation

Get yourself trained – Your club NEEDS you

Level 1 Officials Courses at University of Winchester Track, WADAC’s home track, on 12th and 26th November, details below.

12 November 2017 Health & Safety SO/0420HS Terry Williams
12 November 2017 Level 1 Timekeeping SO/0420TK Steve Baldwin
12 November 2017 Level 1 Starter SO/0420ST Janet Smith


26 November 2017 Health & Safety SO/0421HS Terry Williams
26 November 2017 Level 1 Field SO/0421FD Alison Friend
26 November 2017 Level 1 Track SO/0421TR Eileen Williams

Registration will be at 09.30 followed by Health & Safety  with Generic at 10.00. The Discipline Specific Courses will start at 11.15 and we would hope to finish by 15.30. We would recommend candidates bring suitable wet clothing and also a packed lunch. The Track Course is predominantly outdoors.

Details are on the England Athletics website as is the Application form. The Application is also on the Hampshire Athletics website.

Cost is £30 including the Health & Safety module which is compulsory.

If you would like to know more and for details on paying for the course please email Tracey Jones on





My name is Ellie and I work for Wave 105 Cash for Kids. We currently have ten spaces left for our Great South Run team, and I would appreciate it if you could pass this email on to your running club to see if anyone would be interested in joining us and helping disadvantaged and vulnerable children in the South?

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Mary’s complete set

Southampton Athletic Club president, Mary Axtell is celebrating winning a complete set of Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in the category for female athletes over 75 years of age at the European Masters Athletics Championships in Copenhagen . Mary’s treasure hunt started on Saturday 29th July with Bronze in the 100 metres. That was former PE teacher Mary’s first international medal in a career that began in the 1950s and being guided in earlier years by coaching great, the late Mike Smith. Clearly enjoying the glint of precious metal, Mary was by now on a roll. Just a few days later, she was back on track, claiming a silver in the 200 metres before combining with her GB team mates to win gold in the sprint relay.
Mary is an inspiration to everyone at the club and in particular to the younger sprinters with her dedication to training, even accompanying her group, many of whom are teenagers,  for a warm weather training trip to Crete this year, perseverance in the face of injury and steely competitiveness. Mary is in no mood to retire just yet, already serving notice to her coaching team that she has set her sights on the European indoor Masters Championships to be held in March 2018 in Madrid.

Sara & Gary MacDonald-Gray

Mary with her medals


Its with great sadness that I have to report the death of Eryl after a long illness. Eryl was secretary of Southampton Road Runners/Southampton Athletic Club for many years and will be sadly missed by all her friends in athletics.Funeral arrangements to be advised. Please forward condolences to me at
( or 42 Flexford Close Chandlers Ford SO535RZ) and I will arrange for these to be forwarded on to her family.