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.
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
SAC Club Committee
We have been able to secure a discount code for SAC members with the exclusive code – SAC15 which entitles anyone that uses it to a 15% discount on all orders at www.runr.co.uk (excludes clearance, gift cards and virtual run).
They have set up a competition which will be live from the 5th August till midnight Sunday 1st September this gives members a chance to win a prize from runr, including a free t-shirt, a £15 or a £10 voucher. Entry is free and the link for this competition is here, https://www.runr.co.uk/pages/southampton-ac-club-competition
Please take time to read the story of runr can be found via the following link this will show the thought process and aim of their company,
I have attached our two offers from Alton Sports who stock all running brands available on the market including Nike, Adidas, ON, HOKA. Brands many retailers cannot stock
They also offer SAC members 10% discount when shopping in-store
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Congratulations to Lucy Jane Matthews for winning a bronze medal at the European U20 championships 100m hurdles fantastic performance.Also to Amaya Scott for finishing overall 5th in the heptathlon Two brilliant athletes flying the flag for Southampton AC
You will have seen the report from Debbie regarding the English School Championships and I would like to thank her for her very comprehensive report. Congratulations to the whole throwing team coaches athletes, and parents what a great overall performance and we have some exceptional young athlete coming through.
I feel sure that there were other performances which we should highlight but unless I/we are told about them the athletes cannot receive the acclaim they so richly deserve. Please let me know ideally in a report form so I can just copy and paste on to the web site.