IMPORTANT Change to Membership Fees and Renewal Date

At the AGM the new proposed membership fees for 2018/2019 were approved unanimously by all present with no abstentions. A table describing each category of membership with benefits is attached for your information.

Please note that the new date for subs renewal is now 1st March 2018 and therefore existing members will receive 2 extra months for their 2017 subs.  A new membership form is being devised at present this will be sent with a subs renewal reminder at the end of January.

Membership Fee for 2018


The club is constantly looking at ways to raise funds and one of the easiest ways members can help is to shop on-line through Most of the major retailers are in the scheme, Amazon, John Lewis,Argos to name just three.All you have to do is log into Easyfundraising say that you support Southampton Athletic Club and you will be directed to the retailer of your choice. The club will get a small percentage of your purchases with ABSOLUTLY NO COST to yourselves. The price you pay will be the same. With Christmas coming this is a great opportunity to help raise funds for your club but remember to log into easyfundraising first.

MINCE PIE 10 Sunday 10th December

The club is organising a trip to Peacehaven to run the annual mince pie 10 mile race.This is a popular multi-terrain race voted one of the top UK races in Runners World. If you wish to run enter on line. A mini bus will be provided if required at a cost of £10 each person. Pre Xmas festivities will take place after the race at a convenient pub. Please contact Keith Hollis on 07752 582775



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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