Announcements

MEMBERSHIP FEES FOR 2021

Membership fees are normally due on the 1st January of each year but,as notified last December, the club committee extended the period for a further three months to 1st April 2021. This was in recognition that 2020 has been an exceptional year both on a personal basis and for athletics in general. There has been scant competition at club level and the winter season has been written off. Nevertheless, many of you continued to pay your annual subscriptions and the club is grateful that so many have done so to allow the club to function as normally as possible.

Membership fees are now due on the 1st April 2021. From there onwards, our subscription year will run from the 1st April each year to the following 31st March. This will now be in line with the registration year with England Athletics, which run in the same period. 2021 Membership Fees, including registration fees to England Athletics, are as follows:

2 managers wanted: Bar & Catering

The club is in urgent need for two volunteers to take on two very important roles within the club – Clubhouse Bar Manager and Catering Manager (for home fixtures).  The existing club committee members are often doing multiple jobs within the club, so it is hoped that some “new blood” be injected into these roles.  With things hopefully getting back to normal soon, both roles are vital for the social side of the club and as income generation.  The job specs of each role are summarised below, but there is scope to delegate and/or to manage the role in your own way.  Please contact Club Secretary, David Hollingworth (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you are interested or to find out more.  Our thanks go out to Kevin Diedrick (Bar) and Christine Foy (Catering) for their many years of service in the roles.  They will be willing to advise their replacements. 

Bar Manager- Job Specification

Funeral of Chris Foreman

Update

Chris Foreman’s family regret that more people cannot attend the funeral service next Tuesday. For those who cannot attend and wish to send flowers, these can be sent for delivery before midday on the 9th March to the following address.

"Chris Foreman"
Coop Funeralcare

178 High Rd, Loughton IG10 1DN

Alternatively, a donation can be made to the British Heart Foundation, a charity which Chris supported. A link is attached which allows donors to add their own note.

https://giftofhope.bhf.org.uk/In-Memory/ChrisForeman

The family have reiterated their wish to hold a memorial gathering when circumstances allow.

CHRIS FOREMAN

The Club was further saddened to hear of the death of another notable member, Chris Foreman who passed away suddenly on Monday at the age of 78. Chris was a Life Member of Woodford Green A.C. having been awarded that honour in 1975. Chris had originally joined Woodford Green A.C. in 1958 and under the tutelage of Ron Bowden developed into a more than useful hammer thrower as well as an occasional thrower of the other implements. However it was his work as Team Manager/Captain of the senior men’s Track and Field team where he had the greatest influence. In the early years of the National Athletics League (later BAL) from its formation in 1969 through to the mid 1980’s Chris organised the Club’s participation in those events (as well as other team competitions) managing both the active and logistical side of the Club teams in those meetings around the U.K. and did so whilst having a successful and demanding professional career. Chris like others from Woodford Green AC over many years also contributed to the Hammer Circle where he served as a Membership Secretary for several years and was later made a Vice President.

 Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.

LLOYD COWAN

Woodford Green AC w EL are greatly saddened to hear of the passing of Lloyd Cowan MBE. Lloyd competed for Woodford in the latter part of his active career and as he moved into his very successful coaching career remained connected to our Club as an Associate Member. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.

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