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Notice of Annual 2017 General Meeting

To all members

I hereby give notice that the 109th Annual General Meeting of the Woodford Green Athletic Club with Essex Ladies will be held on Friday, 28th April 2017, at the Clubhouse, Ashton Playing Fields, Chigwell Road, Woodford Green, commencing at 7.45 p.m. Your attendance is requested.

As an extra incentive, drinks and nibbles will be served, courtesy of the Evergreens!

I very much hope that as many of you as possible will be able to attend.

Yours sincerely,

David Hollingworth

Hon. General Secretary.

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RIP Howard Williams

Howard Williams was a great friend to WGEL. He was always involved with the Roding Valley Half Marathon when it was regularly the county championships and is best known as the Met League founder and organiser, and Secretary of Essex AA.

Ilford AC's Andy Catton writes:

Sad news of the passing of Howard Williams, one of the great unsung heroes of the sport. He was not just a talented middle and long distance runner in his day but an absolute legend of an official and administrator and race organiser. He was a stalwart of Ilford AC as Road and Cross Country Officer, General Secretary of Essex AA, a CAU officer, organiser of the Metropolitan League XC and seemingly ever-present in some capacity at Essex, Southern, CAU and National XC over four decades between the 60's and 90's. Many will have received their finish disc from Howard at the end of major xc races. A total inspiration and a totally modest man.

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Endurance Officials training course: March

Interested in skilling up to become an Endurance Official and helping out at future Met League fixtures? An Endurance Officials training course will be held in Belgrave Hall, Wimbledon across two evenings: Monday 13 March and Wednesday 22 March, both starting at 7.00pm. As a proud Met League Club we are happy to spread the word and invite members who have an interest in officiating to attend. A good many of the Met League officials (brilliant though they are) are in their late 70's and into their 80's and much as they enjoy what they do, several are looking to reduce their commitments, so it's time to encourage others to get involved, starting with gaining the basic Officials qualification. Check out the link for more details:

http://www.surreyathletics.org.uk/officials/

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EYAL Meetings 2017

The U13's to U/17's fixtures for the track & field league 2017 are as follows:

May 07th - Watford (WD25 7HH), coach to leave @ 09.30am from track

June 04th - Cambridge (CB3 0EQ) - coach to leave @ 09.15am from track

July 02nd - Woodford (HOME FIXTURE)

July 30th - Ipswich (IP4 3DS) - coach to leave @ 08.45am from track

Aug 13th - Stevenage (SG2 9PA) - coach to leave @ 09.30am from track

The coach times are provisional and subject to possible change. Please see Paul (Coach & Team Manager) for details nearer the date. 

The cost of the trip is £4.00 each per athlete and parent/s or £10.00 for a family of 3 or more. 

Kind Regards 

Paul 

(Joint YA Secretary)

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Funeral of John Sullivan

To those who knew the wonderful coach John Sullivan. We have been told that John has sadly passed away. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday 15th February at 11am at St Mary and St Michael Catholic Church, 2 Lukin Street, Commercial Road, London E1 0AA.

John’s international reputation was based on his elite middle distance squad, whose depth was unequalled during the ‘golden age’ of middle distance running in the UK in the 1980s and attracted athletes from several countries around Europe to train with him in London. However he also gained significant success coaching hurdlers and his attention from the mid-1990s became increasingly focused on shorter distances, hence he worked with internationals at all men's track disciplines.