Announcements

Kevin Diedrick named National Official of the Year

Having won the England Athletics London Regional Award as the Official of the Year, Kevin Diedrick was put forward for the England Athletics national awards. At the ceremony in Birmingham last Saturday, Kevin duly won and became National Official of the Year. Many congratulations to Kevin for the well-deserved award.

Kevin Diedrick Official of the Year

Kevin with his London Region award a few weeks ago

England Athletics website states:


Kevin Diedrick is a Field Judge who started officiating in 1999, since then he has progressed to National Level 4 and undertaken his CMA. He’s now often utilised by UKA / EA / SEAA as Referee, NTD, and Technical Manager.

Kevin Diedrick honoured at awards night

The England Athletics London Regional Awards 2019 were presented to the winners and runners-up on Wednesday 2nd October. Club members won three awards:

Kevin Diedrick: Winner, Official Of The Year

Gladys Bird: Runner-up, Coach Of The Year

Alan James: Runner-up, Volunteer Of The Year

Congratulations to all three for their very well-deserved awards!

Kevin Diedrick Official of the Year

 London Region Official Of The Year: Kevin Dietrick

Bring and Buy Sale 2019

Fundraiser on behalf of Haven House Hospice & WGEL Juniors

Saturday 21st September saw WGEL host a Bring And Buy Sale which included a BBQ. It was a very lovely warm, sunny day. The purpose of the day was to try and raise as much money for Haven House Hospice and the WGEL Juniors. It was really overwhelming to see the generosity of the WGEL community before the event, and this continued with the help on the day. The club's togetherness really showed in trying to make this a success, and although the turnout from the general public was not as much as expected and/or hoped, this still didn't deter the spirits. At the end of the event, there was a lot of stuff left over, which Haven House said they would come and collect to distribute to their shops, so it won't go to waste. The final total, after deductions, is likely to be around £500.00, so a good £250.00 to each cause.

I would like to reiterate that without the help from those dedicated volunteers both before the day and on the day, this simply would not have happened, so WELL DONE to you all.

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Sun shines at WGEL Juniors Thorpe Park Trip 2019

On Saturday 14th September, a coach-load of 44 YA's & 5 adults made their way to Thorpe Park for the annual reward trip. The weather was great and although there was some wait for rides, they had a really good time, going up and down and every way you can think of, and not forgetting eating their way through lots of food and guzzling drink along their way. They really did let their hair down and showed that after a long and hard season they could have a great time. GO TEAM WOODFORD JUNIORS.

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June Robinson RIP

We are saddened to report the death of June Robinson, who passed away on 13th September, 2019. June was a fine official and operated the club kitchen/refreshments facility for many years. Her husband Fred was a WGAC (as it was then) timekeeper for decades.

June's children have told us that there will be a short memorial service to celebrate her life on Tuesday 1st October, 2019.