Written by President Hilyer
As Easter approaches so does the Outdoor Track and Field season. At last there is the opportunity to see how worthwhile the hard training on dark and wet evenings has been! Hopefully all the hard work will ensure that our athletes compete as successfully as they did last season.
The successes of last season were celebrated in February at our AGM and Awards evening. I have heard many favourable comments about the revised format and I for one thoroughly enjoyed the occasion. Special thanks must go to all those who helped on the evening, but particularly to Camilla Thrush for the delicious food provided on the night.
One topic that was covered during the evening was the redevelopment of the Kingsmeadow site and the consequences for the Club. One particular item of note was the possibility of us having our own Clubhouse on the Kingsmeadow site. There are various plans in place to try and make this a possibility, but there will be stumbling blocks along the way, with Finance being one of the major issues. Discussions have already taken place on possible sources of money and we are looking at fundraising potential. Can I ask any of you reading this that may work for companies who might be interested in supporting the club, or know someone who may be keen to get involved, to contact a Committee member with any relevant information?
Other ways in which people can help is at our fixtures. We are always happy to see parents, friends etc. helping out at our various matches, both home and away. Events cannot take place without sufficient officials and I know from personal experience how rewarding it can be getting involved.
I have been asked to once again raise the subject of EA registration by our athletes. To compete, not only for a team but also as an individual, all athletes must have paid their EA registration fee. Failure to pay this fee is likely to lead to disqualification from events and any points gained in team competitions being deleted from the Team scores, a situation we need to avoid.
Before finishing, it would be remiss of me not to mention the excellent performances Indoors and particularly in the Cross Country events from all age groups. The team highlight has to be the Senior Men’s squad winning Division 3 of the Surrey Cross Country League. Well done chaps!!!
Anyhow, I look forward to seeing many of you at our fixtures over the coming months and wish all our athletes success and hopefully an injury free season.
All the very best.
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