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Monday
Sep012014

WADAC 100 Club is Launched Today!!

One of the medium term aims of Winchester & District Athletics Club is to have indoor training facilities for sprints, jumps and throws together with an improved club house and grandstand. 

With this in mind, we have set up a “Facilities Fund” where the profits raised will go towards these new facilities. 

I am delighted to announce that club members Sharon Miller and Michele Spelman have set up a 100 Club which will not only raise money for the Facilities Fund but give members the chance of winning a cash prize each month. 

Rules of the 100 Club are attached together with an Application Form and Standing Order Pro-forma. So get yourselves in the first draw and complete the Application Form today!! 

The proposed facilities are still several years away and are subject to land availability, additional funding and planning consent. If for any reason, WADAC is unable to deliver the facilities, the Facilities Fund will be used for other useful athletics related causes / facilities to benefit WADAC as determined by the Committee.

100 Club Rules

Application Form

Standing Order Pro-forma

Sunday
Aug312014

Marc Lyne completes UTMB

He did it! 44 hours and.... 25 seconds. 169km.  Up (and, even worse, down) mountains.

Thursday
Aug072014

Winchester Fit for the Future

 

Please see the note below.

I urge all WADAC members to click on the link to the survey and click "indoor athletics" as your top priority for sports facilities in Winchester.

 

Help secure the future of sport in Winchester!
 
The London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics inspired our community. We saw the power of sport – to bring people together, keep them healthy and active, reaching for their goals. We've seen that again this summer, with the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
 
This year, 2014, Winchester's decision-makers will choose which new sports facilities to build, to serve our community for 50 years or more. 
 
Winchester is one of the most active areas of Britain. But our public sports facilities are really limited. We need facilities that offer everyone a chance to take part in sport, whether for fun, fitness, training or competition.
 
So we've set ourselves 2012 hours to make a difference. Between midnight on 27th July 2014 – the two-year anniversary of the London 2012 opening ceremony – and 8pm on 19th October 2014, we aim to raise a significant community contribution to the funds needed to build Winchester's new sports facilities.

We want to ensure the right facilities are built in the right place, and in the right way – involving our community.
 
Our research indicates that these indoor facilities would meet the needs of our area, now and in the future:

  • A 50m community pool that can be divided into different sections and varied in depth – swimming is by far the most popular activity here!
  • A gymnastics and trampolining facility – hundreds of local children enjoy these sports but there are no facilities in Winchester
  • A large sportshall – we're desperately short of indoor courts for netball, basketball and other sports
  • An indoor athletics training area and spectator seating for our athletics track

If we don't manage to secure these facilities, or if our funds aren't needed to build them, we'll invest the money we raise in other community sport and recreational projects – and we'll ask local people to help us prioritise them.
 
So please join in – we've nothing to lose, and everything to win! And we have 2012 hours to do it.

 

How can you help? Visit 2012hours.org and

  • You can donate online
  • You can bid in our fantastic silent auction
  • You can come to one of our events
  • You can host a fundraising dinner, tea, lunch or garden party through 'Winchester Come Dine With Me'
  • You can also complete a 10-second survey to let us know which sports facility is your top priority!


Then tell 12 (or more) of your friends to do the same! That's the #powerof12 

Wednesday
Aug062014

Aldershot Road Relays (Juniors) --- Saturday 20th September 2014

Please sign up for the junior Aldershot Road Relays taking place on Saturday 20th September 2014 at

http://membership.wadac.org.uk/event-1717436

We hope to enter several teams in each category - it's a fun day out which makes a great start to

the cross country season. And it's free as the Club will pay your entry fee.

Sign up by end of 3rd September 2014 as the Club'e entry needs to be in shortly after that date.

For more information see sign up or contact Liz Darlison via ccu13u15teams@wadac.org.uk.

There are no other endurance races for Juniors in September so please sign up.

Monday
Jul282014

Winchester Fit for the Future

You will be aware of the campaign by Winchester Fit for the Future to secure new sports facilities for Winchester.

A new charitable Trust has been set up entitled Winchester Sports Art & Leisure Trust and a new website launched via www.2012hours.org.

The website links through to the GiveSmart platform, which we are using for online donations, the silent auction and ticket sales.

There is also a short campaign video linked from the 2012 hours website featuring WADAC. You can also watch the video in all its HD glory on Vimeo here: vimeo.com/winchestersalt/2012hours

Our fund raising initiatives aim to secure better training facilities at WADAC.