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SCHOOLS updated 2 May 2021

HSAA Planned Return to Competition

With restrictions easing HSAA are planning the following competition:

Wednesday 26th May: U15 Boys and Girls Pentathlon - more information on the Combined Events page.
(Please note that this year's Hampshire Athletics Multi-Events Championships for Under 15 athletes has been incorporated into this meeting.)

Saturday 12th June: HSAA Track and Field Championships at Portsmouth...

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TRACK & FIELD added 31 March 2021

Announcement to all team managers, coaches, officials, athletes and parents

As the pandemic lockdown is gradually relaxing the restrictions on all of our lives, we are very keen to share our very latest thinking with everyone in the athletics world in Hampshire.

The earlier-planned dates during May for the Multi-Event/Quadkids and the County Track & Field Championships have proved impossible to meet, due to the non-availability of a suitable venue.

However we remain committed to holding a 2021 Championship meeting and are currently looking at the August Bank Holiday weekend of Sunday 29th and Monday 30th August.

We are also considering having a one-day Multi-Events competition for the younger age groups during the following weekend.

However these dates and the exact format of the competition must be dictated by the Government lockdown nearer the time.

Stuart Horsewood
Track & Field Championship Secretary

NEWS added 21 March 2021

Pat Butcher

Pat ButcherThe City of Portsmouth Athletic Club are saddened to announce the death of Pat Butcher.

Pat joined the club in the 1970's as an enthusiastic parent and was quickly appointed as the Young Athletes Coordinator, a role which oversaw the club's up and coming athletes, many of whom went on to county, national and international success.

Pat became a middle-distance coach and also served the club as a team manager.

SCHOOLS added 9 March 2021

ESAA Virtual Cross-Country Championships 2021

ESAA have now announced a Virtual English Schools Cross Country Championships for this year. In brief, it will require the athlete to run a 2k or 5k course (depending on age group) at a venue that has a measured course already.  Read more

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)

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 updated 23 March 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.

Unfortunately, there was further bad news to follow when Ray's wife Rosemary died a short time later, also from Covid. Our thoughts go to Ray and Rosemary's family who will always remember Ray as living his life for sport and the local community where they lived.