Hampshire Athletics - Executive Committee
Minutes of meeting held on Friday 11 November 2016
Fleming Park, Eastleigh

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Carol Quinn (President), Mike Neighbour (Chair), Mike Williams (Secretary), Richard Dean (Treasurer), Richard Pearson, Jackie Tobin, David Churcher, Pam Rogers, Paul Farres, John Fitzmaurice, Sheena Fitzmaurice, Mike Barrett, Mary Axtell (Vice Chair), Michael Coker


Christine Weeks, Eileen Williams, Terry Williams, Chris Benning, Mary Goater, Alan Cropp, Betty Tabor, Peter Newton, Colin Goater, Tim Wilding

Before the start of the meeting Mike Neighbour spoke of the recent tragic incident involving two AFD athletes, Lucy Pygott and Stacey Burrows. A minute's silence was held as a mark of respect to Lucy and Stacey.

Minutes from Meeting on 9 September 2016:

Pam Rogers pointed out that under the Technical Officials report the course was a Risk Awareness course (not Risk Assessment). Under any other business the name should be John Stansfield (not Hansfield). Otherwise, the minutes were accepted.

Matters Arising:

No matters arising.

Secretary: Mike Williams

We are still in URGENT need of an Administration Secretary.

SEAA are asking for feedback via an on line survey. The survey is with regards as to how they should be funded in the future. The North and Midlands are conducting similar surveys.

Treasurer: Richard Dean

Download Treasurer's Report (PDF)

Development Committee Report

  • Hampshire Talented Athlete Scheme (HTAS)
    I have supported applications from 37 Hampshire Club athletes ranked in the top 15 in the UK (Power of 10), and with high level performances at 2016 National Championships. Successful applicants to the scheme receive grants towards training and competition costs, free access to training venues, physiotherapy and sports science support, with top awards in excess of 750. Hampshire Athletics received more awards than any other sport in Hampshire. Athletes benefitting from HTAS awards represent the following Hampshire Clubs:-
    Basingstoke 13
    Southampton 8
    Portsmouth 5
    Winchester 4
    Aldershot 4
    Andover 3
  • Michael Austin Harlick Awards - Winchester - 10 November 2016
    Hampshire Schools/Club athletes gained tremendous results at this annual event eclipsing all other sports in the County. Award winners were:-

    Michael Austin Outstanding Sports Person
    Josie Czura - Cams Hill School/City of Portsmouth - Cross Country
    Mair Edwards - Costello School/Basingstoke - Track & Field
    Eden Rainbow-Cooper - Portchester Community School/Portsmouth - Wheelchair

    Michael May Cup 2016
    Holly Mills - Clere School/Andover AC

    Ken Butcher Cup 2016
    Hampshire Schools intermediate Girls Heptathlon

    London 2012 Legacy Award 2016
    (Runner Up) - Lucy Rogers - Farnborough College/ Aldershot
  • Hampshire Athletics Officials Evening 2017
    I have made a provisional booking at Basingstoke Hockey Club for Friday 24 March 2017 tbc
  • National Primary Schools Championships 2017
    England Athletics have taken over the sponsorship of this event from Thule (2016 sponsors). The date has been set at Saturday 25 March 2017 - venue/other details to be confirmed.

Cross Country Championships: Pam Rogers

Venue booked, refreshments booked. Online entries are now available. Officials have been appointed. Numbers and medals have been ordered.

Track & Field Championships: Richard Dean, Mike Williams and Christine Weeks

Multi Events Championships and Quadkids - Date for 2017 Monday 1 May
Track and Field Championships - Date for 2017 13/14 May

Mike Barratt spoke on behalf of the Technical Officials regarding refreshments at the main T&F Championships. It was suggested that a contribution be made to each official which would go towards their refreshments. It was agreed that each official would be paid a sum of 5 towards the cost of their refreshments.

A report was received from the Technical Officials on various aspects of the Championships. In general it was agreed that most of these points could be implemented. More discussion will take place by the T&F Championship Secretaries.

Carol Quinn offered to produce a guide for photographers which will show the areas they are permitted to be in for photographic purposes.

Team Managers:

South of England AA U20 Inter counties (men) and U15's 2016 Report

In terms of the U20 men team a 3rd place finish was very creditable result at this late stage in the season. We had three winners on the day; Owen Richardson 200m, Adam Jones high jump and Tom Farres pole vault. It is worth noting in Hampshire in this age group at present, if every athlete was fit and available, we could almost take on the rest of the country!! (along with the winners at the event the county also has Tom Miller, Oliver Bromby, Cameron Chalmers, James Beeks, etc)

The Under 15 girls came 4th overall with Sam Callaway (discus) being the sole winner, though Saffron Moore (800m) and Serena Vincent (Shot) both secured second places. The U15 boys group had an exceptional team day coming in equal second. Only one event winner Josh Douglas (discus), however, it was Henry McLuckie (1500m), Rob Thomas (long jump), Kameron Duxbury (shot), Josh Wise (javelin) - all produced performances for 2nd place in their events.

As always it proved to be a great event and a really nice way to see out the track and field season.

Paul Farres
(Team Manager)

Hampshire Schools: Eileen Williams

September saw the ESAA Combined Events and Race Walk Championships which was a very successful event for Hampshire. Matt Hobbs (U15B) and Charlie Button (U17M) competed as individuals finishing 21st and 11th respectively. In the Senior Boys Caius Joseph finished 5th and Nathan Standing 16th but unfortunately Tom Miller was not well enough after his glandular fever to complete the decathlon although he made a valiant effort by completing 7 events. This meant that the team was 3rd.

The girls had qualified both U15 and u17 teams. The U15s finished 2nd led by Hollie Thurgood in 6th place. Maddie Wilton(16th), Tallulah Jeffs(23rd) and Hannah Childs(29th) completed the team. This excellent performance was surpassed by the U17 team who won by some 600 points from their nearest rivals. Amaya Scott was 3rd winning an international vest for the Home Countries' Indoor International in December. She was ably supported by Maisie Grice (18th) with her usual late charge in the final events, Hannah Haugvik (23rd) and Iona Sheerin (33rd). As a result this team won the Team Trophy at the MAH awards ceremony last evening.

We had 2 race walkers Nick Hart 5th in U15 Boys and Tim Snook 3rd in Senior Boys.

Cross Country is now underway and 6 Hampshire Schools have qualified for the Regional Final of the ESAA Cross Country Cup tomorrow.

Technical Officials Report: Eileen and Terry Williams

Officials Committee met in October and made the selections for the Cross Country season. Had a record response and all events covered, selections circulated and notified to Richard Dean for the website.

Also discussed the Track & Field Meeting Reports and suggestions for improvements/changes sent to Mike Williams who has agreed with all the points mentioned. Have also suggested inclusion of 300m for U15s as this is now in most League Meetings.

Held successful Level 1 Courses in Field and Timekeeping for Portsmouth AC and Pam Rogers also went to Guernsey and held Endurance and Risk Assessment Courses the same weekend.

We are holding Level 1 Courses at Andover on 4th December and Applications are coming in to England Athletics.

Autumn Newsletter sent out to all Officials a week ago and well received. This also included an article from John Stansfield who went as a Volunteer to Rio for the Paralympics. Anyone who would like a copy of the Newsletter please contact us.

Eileen & Terry Williams
Joint Technical Officials Secretaries

Road Running: Colin Goater

No report.

Sportshall: Michael Coker

The Hampshire Sportshall League Match 1 took place with high participation at Andover Leisure Centre on 16 October 2016. New Forest Juniors have re-entered the League joining 7 other Hampshire Clubs (Andover, Overton, Aldershot, Havant, Portsmouth, Southampton, Winchester).

Match 2 is at Andover on 20 November 2016.

England Athletics: Christine Benning

Report circulated.

Dates of next meetings:

Friday 13 January 2017

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