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ABOUT US added 23 February 2021

Annual General Meeting

AGM 5 March 2021The Annual General Meeting of Hampshire Athletics will take place on Friday 5 March 2021 at 19:30.

The meeting will be held via Zoom due to the current COVID-19 lockdown. Those members wishing to join the Zoom call should to Stuart Horsewood who will then individually provide the dial-in details.

Agenda (pdf)

TRACK & FIELD added 24 February 2021

To All Hampshire Athletics Clubs, Team Managers, Coaches and Athletes

It goes without saying that 2020 was not a year to remember in terms of any possible competition.

Right now 2021 also contains a lot of uncertainty as to if or when any meetings might be possible.

The possibility of holding the Track & Field Championships lies with UK Athletics to decide on any date, obviously in line with Government Covid-19 limitations.

Other events are however in our hands to try and schedule for the benefit of our athletes. As the County Committee we are committed to organising whatever we can, in order to get athletes back on the track and in the field.

We are currently seriously looking at moving some or all of the Multi-Events and Quadkids to a date in September 2021.

Regarding the County Championships we believe that we could hold a specific meeting for those athletes in school during the May half-term, even during the week. Of course that is if we are by then allowed to do so.

If there is any relaxation of the lockdown by the beginning of May, we would still look to holding a "May Day" meeting at the end of May but only with the Walks, the Mile, together with some of the Middle Distance events, as well as some field events - overall as much as could be fitted into the 8-hour day.

Please keep watching this website for further updates.

Stay safe and well and most importantly stay positive about the future of our sport.

Mike Neighbour
Committee Chairman

NEWS added 26 January 2021

Tracey Jones - Volunteer of the Year Award

Southampton AC's Chairperson Tracey Jones has been announced as the England Athletics National Volunteer of the Year for 2020.

This is a well-deserved recognition especially of her commitment and determination in steering her club through the dramatically challenging Coronavirus lockdowns.

Not only is she a well respected leader of her committee, but she has coached jumps athletes through to very successful outcomes.

Some of Tracey's achievements are also described on the Southampton AC website when she was awarded South East Regional Volunteer of the Year in November.

NEWS added 26 January 2021

Ray Scovell

The sad death of Ray Scovell, a name known to many in the county and especially on the Isle of Wight, has been announced as a very unfortunate statistic of the Coronavirus pandemic, as he was taken to hospital with an unrelated illness.

Ray was self-taught in coaching field event athletes and over the past nearly 30 years had brought athletes both from the Island and other parts of the UK to the Commonwealth and International stages.

As the Island's Community Development Officer for sports he encouraged large numbers to take part in the local Medina Park Runs. He expanded this to bring in juniors as he was determined to see children more active.

A comprehensive tribute to Ray has appeared in the Isle of Wight County Press.

Our thoughts go out to his wife Rosemary and the family who will always remember Ray as living his life for sport and the local community where they lived.