Bridgend AC


Help the club – become an T&F Official this summer

Hi there all

It is a requirement for various leagues (the Louise Arthur League being one of these) for each club to bring a cohort of Officials for each league fixture.

If you are transporting your child to the event – what better way of contributing to the clubs’ volunteering needs by dImage result for track and field long jump foul jumpoing a little officiating whilst you are there? 

The more we have the less each of you have to do….

Now is a great time to build our band of happy volunteers as all Officials courses as provided by Welsh Athletics are FREE until September.

Ping the club secretary if you are interested in any way…

The course dates are as follows:

 

  • 22nd April – Level 1 Field Judge – Llanelli
  • 15th May – Health and Safety Course – Cardiff
  • 22nd May – Level 1 Field Judge Course – Cardiff
  • 25th May – Level 1 Track Judge Course – Cardiff
  • 28th May – Health and Safety Course and Level 1 Field Judge Course – Swansea

 

If we have enough volunteers then we as a club can even request an Officials course for your club here if you require new Officials of a particular discipline. We as a club will sort the venue and Welsh Athletics would provide us with a tutor, resource packs, and everything that is required to become a qualified Official free of charge.

  • Level 1 – Endurance
  • Level 1 – Track Judge
  • Level 1 – Field Judge
  • Level 1 – Timekeeper
  • Health & Safety
  • Risk Assessment

 

Ping the club secretary if you are interested in any way…

We already have a great set of volunteers who have taken their T&F Official Level 1 courses – so why not join Sally-Anne, Mari, Lucy and Helen (big thanks to you guys as always – from Jessica and from the club too!)

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Ping the club secretary if you are interested in any way…


Its the start of the Track & Field season!

The mud is behind us…. Cross Country squelching a thing of the past….

26725092966_b89c30bc7b_zNow we all can look forward to the Track & Field season with the first of the “Louise Arthur League” events taking place on Saturday April 29th.

As well trailed for some time now – all athletes need to have either joined or renewed their membership to compete in events – so if you haven’t got around to this yet then go to the online membership page and sign-up! (use one of the top two options, depending on whether you are joining for the first time or renewing your last years membership).

 

 


Its your Junior Committee – so talk to them….

Image result for decisions madeHi there Juniors and parents of Juniors

Were you aware that we have a Junior Committee – who are working tirelessly on your behalf to improve all aspects of the club for the Junior athletes?

They meet  on a regular basis to discuss coaching sessions, the athletes progression paths, attendance at future events and many other topics.

If you have issues you would like them to discuss, or improvement suggestions to propose then by all means email them at any time


Juniors – renew your membership Online (by end of March)

Please note that the Online Membership system used successfully to renew our Senior athletes is now available for Junior athletes to also renew their membership.

Please go to the Junior page and follow the link to the Full On Sport system.

There is also a link there to a User Guide and a set of FAQ’s which we hope should answer any questions you have.

This system now replaces the filling out of the form and paying of cheques etc. You will need to cancel your existing standing order at the same time in order to avoid paying us twice….

If you have any problems then please do not hesitate to email me and let me know the kind of issue you might be having. Please also contact me if there if you have any other concerns around using the system.


Welsh Castles Relay – and we’re off!

Les Croups have just tweeted out the teams in this years Welsh Castles Relay – and of course we intend to be there fighting for every leg….

If you are keen to be involved then email us and let us know how you’d like to be involved! Remember though you do need to be a paid up member (never easier of course now that we have the online membership system 😉 )


New Balance Privilege Event

New Balance in McArthurGlen are running an event on the 11th/ 12th of March where they will be offering a further 20% of all of their running footwear (on presentation of club ID or this email).

They also offer gait analysis in store (advisable to phone ahead and book a time, so that you aren’t waiting around for too long, and come prepared in suitable clothing – they need to be able to see your calves and ankles).

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Men’s 1080 neutral trainers RRP – £115
Outlet Price – £80.50
Promotional Price – £64.40
Women’s 1260 Stability Trainer RRP – £125
Outlet Price – £75
Promotional Price – £60