Hampshire Athletics - Executive Committee
Minutes of meeting held on Friday 13 September 2013
Fleming Park, Eastleigh

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Mike Williams (Secretary), Michael Coker, Graeme Lowndes, Mary Goater, Reg Eade, Christine Benning, Colin Goater (Chair), Richard Dean (Treasurer), Pam Rogers, Dave Vosser, Dave Churcher, Terry Williams, Eileen Williams


Christine Weeks, Mike Barratt, Mary Axtell (President), Betty Tabor, Sheena Fitzmaurice, John Fitzmaurice, John Lofts

Minutes from Meeting on 12 July 2013:

Minutes accepted.

Matters Arising:

The grant from England Athletics has still not been received, Christine Benning to pursue.

Secretary: Mike Williams

Details received for SEAA AGM which took place on 8th September. Linda Whitehead acted as proxy for Hampshire Athletics.

Letter from England Athletics regarding affiliation fees for 2014/15. Athlete registration fee will be held at 10. Club and organisation fee has been increased by 50%, rising from 50 to 75.

Invoice received from SEAA for U15/U20 Inter Counties match, this has been paid.

Results booklet received from SEAA for the U15/U20 Inter Counties match.

Treasurer: Richard Dean

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Finance and Sustainability Sub Group: Michael Coker

The group are meeting this week, updates will be presented at the next meeting in November.

Cross Country Championships: Pam Rogers

Pam has contacted Eastleigh RC regarding a course inspection next week. Richard Dean is looking into an on line entry system to run in parallel with paper entries. Pam is also looking into the timetable with a view to races running in age group order. Entry fee to remain at 6.

2013 Track & Field Championships: Richard Dean, Mike Williams and Christine Weeks

Multi Event Championships: 10k Road Race: Quad Kids Events:

The Mountbatten Track has been booked for 5th May.

Track and Field Championships:

Date has not yet been decided. There is a meeting between CAU and England Athletics on 5th October. The Mountbatten Track has been provisionally booked for May 10/11th and May 24/25th.

Team Managers:

Coutances - No reply regarding annual trip to Coutances. Graham contacted clubs in Coutances, they are keen to send a small contingent over to run the Junior/5K Great South Runs. They will contact Graeme regarding ages, numbers etc. County to fund refreshments when athletes disembark from the ferry. Graeme expressed concern over the visit to Coutances, a female volunteer is needed to accompany the group, otherwise the trip cannot take place.

Dave Vosser is happy to manage the teams at the Southern Inter Counties cross country on 14th December.

Dave Churcher reported on the two senior inter counties matches. A depleted women's team at Abingdon still managed to finish in 5th place. Notable performances from Mandy Gault (2nd in 400mH), and Amy Bream who won the 3K steeplechase, Amy went directly from the steeplechase to run a leg of the 4 x 400 relay. Dave thanked Mike Williams for looking after the team on the day. The CUA at Bedford saw another depleted women team, but still managed to finish 9th out of 38 counties. The combined men and women's team finished 9th overall. Notable performances from Ceri Mitchell, 4th in 1500m, Sophie Merritt, 4th in shot put and 6th in discus, Keira Barker who won the high jump and Amy Bream 6th in the 3K steeplechase. A poorly attended meeting from all counties.

Jamie Broadey volunteered to look after the senior men's team at Bedford and did a very good job.

Joint Technical Officials Report: Eileen & Terry Williams

Following our report in July we have been in correspondence with the Secretary of City of Portsmouth AC re the Level 1 Course in April and apparently the reason they held this Course was that the delegates did not want to travel to Winchester to Basingstoke to take the Level 2 Courses!

We have pointed out that, under the UKA Health & Safety regulations, Officials are not permitted to Officiate on Long Throws in front of the thrower unless they have attained Level 2 County and have undertaken a UKA Health & Safety Course nor can they act as Field Referee unless they are fully qualified with Health & Safety qualification.

We have arranged Level 2 Course for all Disciplines at The Sports Academy, Andover on 6th October and have circulated all Clubs and also those who had indicated interest some from the stand we had at the County Championships and others from different contacts. At present we have 12 names registered at England Athletics and are hoping for more. Clubs are asked to act positively to encourage potential Officials to attend or, bearing in mind the comments above, there will be difficulties in the future in running certain events. We are prepared to run further Courses for Clubs if they can find suitable venues at an acceptable cost to England Athletics and with appropriate numbers.

We will be asking for Officials Cross Country availabilities in the next few days and the Technical Sub-committee will meet on 31st October to finalise these Appointments.

Road Running Report: Colin Goater

There was a meeting last Monday which was well attended. The first HRRL match was held at Overton. All fixtures of the league were down in numbers, although the Overton entry was up by almost 100, possibly due to them appointing a Social Media secretary, something other clubs should consider.

Sportshall: Michael Coker

A 'virtual' meeting was held, fees to remain the same. Dates and venues as follows:

  • 20 October 2013 - Fleming Park
  • 24 November 2013 - Andover Leisure Centre
  • 26 January 2014 - Mountbatten Centre, Portsmouth
  • 16 March 2014 - Fleming Park

Development: Michael Coker

Coaching days will take place on 12th October and 7th December.

Please contact Michael for further details at - michael.coker@hants.gov.uk

England Athletics: Christine Benning

There will be a flying coach visit to Eastleigh on Monday by Nick Anderson.

England Athletics Awards - Decisions have been made, results not yet known.

Christine's latest newsletter is available to download on the county website - www.hampshireathletics.org.uk.

Christine can also be contacted at - cbenning@englandathletics.org



Dates for your Diary

  • Friday 8 November
  • Friday 10 January 2014

Park Suite, Fleming Park Leisure Centre, Eastleigh, at 7.30 pm

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