Bridgend AC


Jane goes to the Worlds!

A huge big congratulations to BAC’s very own Jane Dakin who has been selected as a Field Judge at the World ParaAthletics Championships.

Jane said in response to her selection  “It’s official, I’ve been selected as a Field Judge at the World ParaAthletics Championships. Very excited as this is a massive step up from the European IPC in Swansea. Such an inspiring event to be involved with. Looking forward to being right where the action is and hopefully witnessing some new world records from the British Athletes, especially those from Wales.”

Well done Jane from all at Bridgend AC.

 


BAC AGM 2017 – Monday 24th April

This years AGM will take place at the clubhouse from 7:45pm on Monday 24th of April.

This will be your opportunity to review the year with the Club Committee, understand plans for the next year – and generally ask questions on the future of the club.

Attending this meeting is a great way of getting involved with shaping the clubs future. We welcome attendance from athletes and parents of athletes alike!

Please let us know whether you can attend so that we can cater for the numbers.


Online Senior BAC membership now available

Just a reminder to all SENIOR members (and non-members who wish to BECOME members of course) that we now have the facility to process your membership payments online.

Please go to the Seniors page and click on the membership image. Note that there is also a link to an FAQ document should wish to review just what you are signing up to.

Don’t delay – the monthly payment option will be gone at the end of the month. Any questions? Send us an email or ping us via the Seniors WhatsApp Group and we’ll look to answer your question.


Two guaranteed places for Brighton Marathon available

Hi there all – we have TWO guaranteed places for the Brighton Marathon (which takes place on the 9th of April) available for BAC runners. Normal entry for this race is now closed.

The places have been provided in the same way as places have been made available to England Athletics club members (see here for more details).

You’ll need to be a paid up member of BAC, and still need to pay the entry fee.

Contact me if you are interested – first come first served.


Annual Officials Conference – 7th Jan- Park Inn Cardiff North Hotel

Hi there all – we have just received the following details from Welsh Athletics… please also see some downloadable details here

You may be aware that Welsh Athletics will be holding its annual Officials Conference on 7th January at the Park Inn Cardiff North Hotel (Llanederyn) with an additional focus for race organisers.

As you will see this year we have included elements and opportunities for both Track & Field and Endurance officials as well as race organisers. I have attached a timetable for interest.  

Please can I ask that you pass this on and circulate this to all contacts and appropriate individuals that you feel would benefit from the conference. Sign up is currently free of charge (until we get to the point at which we will have charge). What may be of particular interest to clubs is the free Officials Qualifications that will take place in the morning of the conference. There will be an opportunity to attend and gain a qualification in Health and Safety and Field Judging for Track and Field clubs and the Risk Awareness qualification for Endurance clubs making it ideal to increase your club officials for your summer leagues or races.

Places can be booked online via the following link; https://www.bespokeentries.co.uk/events/welsh-athletics-officials-and-race-organisers-conference/

Alternatively places can be booked directly via email. Please contact: tom.marley@welshathletics.org

Many thanks in advance,

Tom Marley

Education Administration Office

I notice our very own Jane Dakin is presenting – so MUST be worth attending 🙂


BAC Junior Committee now in place

Hi there all,

I am really please to announce that we now have a Junior Committee set up – which are sure will work towards improving communication across the Junior Sections (and also with the Seniors).

A member of this group will join the main club committee and will feedback issues and requirements for them to review and respond to.

They are still working on their overall brief – and will communicate that to us all in due course. In the meantime if you would like to send ideas, thoughts, concerns – in fact anything you think worthy of discussion by the Junior Committee then please email them using  juniorcommittee@bridgendac.co.uk

The “main” committee meets quarterly and the next planned meetings are as follows:

  • Thursday 26 January
  • Thursday 27 April
  • Thursday 27 July

It is hoped that the Junior Committee can meet in advance of the main one (mid January) and then “feed in” as appropriate. Please support them as they will hopefully become an important part of taking this club forward (and a big thank you from us for those who have volunteered to join it – so big shout out to Helen, Hayley, Lucy, Nadine and Sally!)