Annual Music Quiz, 13th March

Just when you thought it was safe to venture outside without being questioned at every turn, I bring  horrifying news of a music quiz taking place on Friday 13th March 2015  at 7.30pm.

Be warned, this event should not be tackled alone. Safety in numbers can best be achieved by forming a team of 8, operating under strict instructions not to get separated from the main party and to stay on the path that leads directly to: 

The old dark Clubhouse at Ashton Playing Fields

Triskaidekaphobia sufferers may take some comfort from the knowledge that Brother Craig will once again be playing music to calm the nerves.

£12 per person including food (Fish/Chicken/Veggie and Chips).

It’s bound to be a shocking evening.

To book a table contact Tony Pamphilon: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Team Manager(s) needed!

The Young Athletes section is taking part in the Eastern Young Athletes' League this season,which begins on April 13th. Unfortunately we have no team managers for the under 17 boys' and girls' teams. Colin Wint has filled this post for some years, but is standing down owing to pressure of work. The league consists of 5 matches, approximately one per month. The venues and dates are on the website. The coaches would sort out the teams with the manager(s) contacting the athletes and organising the team on the day. There would be plenty of support from the other managers (Helen Finch and Wendy Fuhr) as well as from the YA coaches. If anyone feels that they could help out could they contact Helen Finch or Jean Burgess for more information ASAP.



New club photographer/s required

ken and cameraKen Bray will be 85 next birthday and has been taking club photographs since 1950! Yes - over 60 years. But the club now requires a replacement - or replacements!

Within the local press well over 1000 must have been used and, at times, they would have been seen on the pages of Athletics Weekly and other sports publications.

Message from the new President

Message from our new President, David Hollingworth

presdent with museum wsI am extremely honoured to have been elected as President of the Club. We are a fantastic well run, well supported and high achieving club. In my other role as Club Secretary, you may have read in my annual review that despite the undoubted highs of the year, we do face a number of challenges as a club and in this respect, I have indicated a few of my aspirations for the forthcoming year:

1. That our teams continue to perform to the best of their abilities in all events and across all age groups. To help us do this I hope that all athletes and their coaches will prioritise competing for the club’s teams as often as they can.

2. To increase our “volunteer base”. We already have a tremendous group of people coaching, officiating and running the club, but there is a lot more that we would like to do if we had the resources. We have had a few new volunteers in the last 12 months and I hope this trend will continue.

3. To see increased use of the clubhouse for social events. The “Evergreens” already put on a varied social programme, but we really could make more use of the clubhouse, which is a facility we are very lucky to have. I would encourage anyone with any ideas for social/fundraising events to approach anyone on committee and we will be delighted to welcome all new ideas.

I very much look forward to the next 12 months and supporting the club where I can.

David Hollingworth