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Thursday
Apr102014

Sign up for the YDL U13/U15 Match at Ashford on Saturday May 3rd

It’s the first YDL match of the season for athletes in school years 6-9 on Saturday May 3rd at Ashford (Kent). We’re taking a team coach so travel need not be a problem and you can sign up now for a fun day out with some great competition.

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Tuesday
Apr012014

Development Group - Coaches and Helpers required for Wednesday evenings

The Development Group has been running successfully since last September, and aims to provide young athletes the chance to try out a range of running, jumping and throwing events. To continue our preparations for the track season we require helpers and coaches - no experience of athletics is required, but if you have some knowledge of the sport, or are studying PE/Sports Science that would be helpful. We meet on Wednesday evenings during term time at the Winchester track from 6.30 to 8pm.Please contact Karin Gray at sportshall@wadac.org.uk if you are interested in finding out more.

Sunday
Mar302014

Reminder - Sign up for Wessex League Match 1 - 27 April - Winchester

Reminder: the closing date for signing up is Wednesday April 16th.

The first Wessex League match of 2014 is at Winchester and will take place on Sunday 27th April. This provides a great opportunity for young athletes to compete for WADAC in the 2014 Wessex League (http://www.wessexleaguetandf.co.uk/index.htm).

  • Match 1 - Sunday 27th April 2014 at Winchester

Please note that there is an Upper YDL match on the same day which needs to be supported by U17/U20 athletes.

Who can compete?

The competition is open to all Under 13s (Years 6 and 7), Under 15s (Years 8 and 9), Under 17s (Years 10 and 11) and Under 20s (age at 31st August 2014). Note, there is a separate QuadKids competition for Under 11s.

We can enter 2 scoring athletes for each event (in each age category) and in the track events there is the ability to enter additional athletes as non-scorers. There is a maximum of 2 athletes plus one non-scorer per field event (in each age category). The inclusion of a non-scorer for the field events is a trial for the first match only.

I will be looking at performances on Powerof10 but I realise that this is the first match of the season so many athletes won’t have recent times/distances so if you do have more up-to-date information that is not on Powerof10, please email this through to me when signing up.

You must wear your WADAC vest in order to compete.

Which events can I compete in?

You can compete in a maximum of 4 events of which one must be a relay.

Events include: sprints, hurdles, middle distance, relays, long jump, high jump, shot, javelin and discus.

U13's/U15's can only compete in either the 800m or 1500m NOT both.

See the Wessex League timetable (http://www.wessexleaguetandf.co.uk/timetable.htm) for a full list of events for each age group.

How do I enter?

Sign-up by Wednesday April 16th by email only to the team manager (boyswessex@wadac.org.uk). The team selection will be published on April 21st:

Please provide the following details:

Entrance cost is met by WADAC.

Lift Share

There is a lift share facility available in the members part of the WADAC website which I would encourage anyone needing a lift to any of the Wessex League matches to use.

Team Manager: Kathryn Miles - boyswessex@wadac.org.uk

Sunday
Mar232014

YDL U13/U15 Team Manager Needed

YDL U13/U15 Team Manager – help needed

WADAC U13/U15 athletes have the opportunity to take part in the Youth Development League this summer and help is needed to ensure that as many athletes as possible take part and that the matches run smoothly.

There are 4 matches:

Saturday 3rd May - Ashford, Kent

Saturday 31st May - Brighton

Sunday 22nd June - Winchester

Saturday 19th July - Kingston Upon Thames

 

What does helping involve?

Team Manager for the season

We have one team manager already, but ideally another is needed to cover all 4 matches. This could involve:

-       encouraging athletes to sign up for the matches through emails and the website

-       liaising with coaches about team selection

-       communication with parents re team selection

-       arranging transport to the venues (we will be taking a team coach to all away matches)

-       liaising with our officials co-ordinators and the other clubs re match day arrangements

-       travelling on the team coach and helping with set-up and manning the team camp on the day

-       post match results (home match only)

Don’t worry if you don’t know how to do any/some of these things – we can easily show you how.

Team Manager for a day

If you can’t help for the whole season but are willing to commit to coming to one of the matches then you can help by being a team manager for that one match.  This would involve:

-       travelling on the coach to/from the venue with the team

-       helping to set up the WADAC ‘camp’ (putting up the gazebo, giving out numbers etc.)

-       helping athletes/parents with timetable queries, change of event etc.

-        dismantling the camp at the end of the day

 

If I help, will my child be selected for the team?

Yes – if you help your child will automatically be given a place on the team and you will of course have time on the day to go and watch them compete

 

If you are able to help with all or any of these matches, or would like a chat about what’s involved, please contact Liz on ydllowergirls@wadac.org.uk

 

Thank you - your help will be hugely appreciated

Sunday
Mar232014

Wessex League Girls Team Manager Needed

Wessex League Girls Team Manager – help needed

WADAC U13 – U20 athletes have the opportunity to take part in the Wessex League this summer and help is needed to ensure that as many athletes as possible take part and that the matches run smoothly.

There are 4 matches:

Sunday 27th April - Winchester

Sunday 8th June - Andover

Sunday 29th June – Isle of Wight

Sunday 20th July - Aldershot

 

What does helping involve?

Team Manager for the season

We have one team manager already, but ideally another is needed to cover all 4 matches. This could involve:

-       selecting the girls’ team

-       communication with parents re team selection

-       advertising for parent volunteers

-       supporting transport to the Isle of Wight (we will be taking a team coach to this match)

-       helping with set-up and manning the team camp on the day, including helping with athlete event changes.

-       helping with preparing/printing club packs (home match only)

-       review of match results

Don’t worry if you don’t know how to do any/some of these things – we can easily show you how.

Team Manager for a day

If you can’t help for the whole season but are willing to commit to coming to one of the matches then you can help by being a team manager for that one match.  This would involve:

-       travelling on the coach to/from the with the team (Isle of Wight match only)

-       helping to set up the WADAC ‘camp’ (putting up the gazebo, giving out numbers etc.).

-       helping with athlete event changes.

-       helping to find volunteers to support officials.

-       dismantling the camp at the end of the day.

 

If I help, will my child be selected for the team?

Yes – if you help your child will automatically be given a place on the team and you will of course have time on the day to go and watch them compete

 

If you are able to help with all or any of these matches, or would like a chat about what’s involved, please contact Kathryn on boyswessex@wadac.org.uk

 

Thank you - your help will be hugely appreciated