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New President & Life Members elected

Our new President and two new Life Members were elected at the AGM, held in the clubhouse on Friday 17th. Jan Warne PresidentDavid Hollingworth stepped down after two very active years in which he combined the Club Secretary's job with the President's role, and he handed over the chain of office (consisting of many venerable club medals) to the newly elected Jan Holst

65 year old Jan took her daughter down to Essex Ladies many moons ago, and then took up coaching and team management, which she has continued to do every since. She has specialised in coaching long jump and pole vault and helped to produce some very fine athletes. Her team management duties often took her into Europe as Essex Ladies represented Great Britain on several occasions. In proposing her, ex-President Jean Burgess said that Jan would "bring a quiet dignity to the role".

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Athlete photos wanted

We are in the process of developing a photo archive so that we can illustrate website articles and press reports with pictures of our athletes.

This is particularly relevant as the Track & Field season approaches. There will be outstanding performances from both senior and young athletes during the summer, and we would like to be able to show our readers who we are writing about.

A good level of resolution is required by local newspapers. This is less important for website photos. Action shots are preferred but by no means essential.

Any coaches, team managers, parents or supporters who want to contribute athlete photos to our archive, at any time, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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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.

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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.

THIS IS A DESPERATE SITUATION !!!