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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.

Sunday
Jul272014

Rotation / Taster Session---31st July

There will be another opportunity for athletes to try out a different track & field event this Thursday 31st July at the Athletics Stadium between 6.30pm and 7.30pm.

So if you wish to brush up your skills in long jump, sprinting, throws, hurdling and high jump then get down to the track on Thursday and give it a go.

Friday
Jul182014

Support WADAC - Sign up today!

Thank you to everyone who has already signed up to help WADAC raise funds by shopping online via www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/wadac and searching via www.wadac.easysearch.org.uk.  

 

We have already raised over £7 - not bad for just a few days! The more people who sign up the more we can raise!

 

 

Monday
Jul142014

Fund Raising at WADAC

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.

 

100 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:

www.easyfundraising.org.uk.

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.

Thursday
Jul102014

Live Streaming of English Schools Champs - Fri 11th/Sat 12th July 

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.