Winchester & District Athletics Club has an ambition of being one of the best Clubs in the country and to that end we wish to improve our facilities.
We have medium term plans to provide indoor training facilities to include a 60m sprint strip, long jump & high jump facilities, a conditioning room and possibly pole vault facilities.
We would also like trackside seating at the Athletics Stadium and a better quality club house.
This is all subject to funding being available, land being available at the Athletics Stadium, University approval and planning consent.
Whatever grants & funding may be available will require a financial input from WADAC to show our commitment to the cause. The Committee has therefore decided to start two fund raising initiatives where the profits will go into a “Facilities Fund” (effectively a separate bank account managed by WADAC) for the future growth of the Club.
Club Members, Sharon Miller and Michele Spelman, will soon be launching a 100 Club whereby members can contribute a monthly amount to WADAC (a registered charity) by direct debit with the chance of winning a cash prize equivalent to 50% of the monthly takings.
Keep an eye out on the website and in Chatterbox for further details.
Easy Fund Raising
Club member, Jenny Harrison, has kindly agreed to promote to Club members the website:
If you shop online, every time you buy something you could be raising money for Winchester & District Athletics Club. A small percentage of the amount you spend is donated to our Club by the retailer at no cost to the customer.
To register, go on to the website www.easyfundraising.org.uk. When you’re asked to choose your cause select “Winchester & District AC”. It’s that easy.
A note on this website has already been posted on our website www.wadac.org.uk.
NB---if for any reason the Club decides not to pursue new facilities (e.g. planning consent is refused or we cannot get University approval or funding is not available), then the funds within the “Facilities Fund” will be used for other causes at Winchester & District Athletics Club as decided by the Committee at that time.
This year Vinco will be live streaming the English Schools' Track & Field Championship, replacing Sky as the broadcaster for the event.
The meeting will take place and be live streamed over the 11th and 12th July.
All the events broadcast over the weekend will be available to watch free of charge for all Vinco members, with on demand videos available afterwards.
The annual championships are the 4th largest athletics event in the world, and is often referred to as the 'Kids Olympics'.
Not only will Vinco be showing the whole meeting live, we will also be tweeting the event via @VincoSport and with London 2012 Olympian Jack Green interviewing the medalists.
The full timetable of the meeting is available here and the event details can be foundhere.
Want to know who you should be looking out for? Check out out potential record breakers article here.
Here is the answer; an easy way to raise funds for your club...
Turn your online shopping into donations for Winchester & District AC!
Do you shop online? Did you know that every time you buy something you could be raising money for Winchester & District AC?
That's right, over 2,700 well known retailers, including Amazon, John Lewis, eBay and Tesco will donate a small percentage of what you spend to Winchester & District AC to say thank you for shopping with them.
It's a really simple process, all you have to do is:
Register at www.easyfundraising.org.uk
When you're asked to choose your cause, select Winchester & District AC.
Get shopping - it couldn't be easier!
WHAT ABOUT PRIVACY?
Only 5 minutes of YOUR time to set this up will make a huge difference to your club, please support WADAC today!!
Ten of our high flying athletes have been selected to compete for Hampshire Schools in the English Schools Track & Field Finals this summer.
Here are our star performers:
Dan Stoller Javelin
Glen Foster High Jump
Sophie Ridley 80m Hurdles
Fiona Brown Shot Put
Charlie Maw Pole Vault
Jack Messenger 400m Hurdles
Andrew Mead-Briggs Discus
Sam Adams Long Jump
Scott Barker 400m
Stuart McCallum 3000m
This is a great achievement for Winchester & District Athletics Club. An impressive spread over the events too!
Very well done to you all and your coaches.
Here is the link to the full Hampshire Schools Team: