These events are at the centre of our club’s development of the young athletes. We would strongly urge all parents of young athletes for the U13 agegroup and above to book these dates early into their diaries so that the children can have the experience of taking part
There are 4 league events + a cup. They take place on a Sunday.
Sun 11 May SWAL(1), Par, Cornwall. (programme B)
Sun 6 July SWAL(2), Millfield. (programme A)
Sun 20 July SWAL(3), Plymouth (programme B)
Sun 3 Aug SWAL Cup, Exeter (TBC)
Sun 7 Sept SWAL(4), Yeovil.
The club will organise transport for Par, Plymouth and Exeter. Parents are encouraged to join us.
Each event follows either an (A) programme or a (B) programme (click to print a copy) SOUTH WEST ATHLETICS LEAGUE 2014 Programme A and B
The young athletes have a great social time and develop confidence in a very friendly and family orientated competiton. Parents are also encouraged to participate in events. The parents who have participated in the past have all enjoyed doing so – talk to them about it. Participating is a very important ethos to our club – coming last is encouraged because it will almost always accumulate vital points for the club and parents who participate as ‘competitors’ demonstrate to our young people that taking part is more important than winning and make it ‘OK’ for our youngsters to ‘have a go’ and not be ashamed at their performances. Parents often also help with officiating which is an easy way to support the club. Talk to parents who already do this. We offer a number of awards and prizes at our Annual General Meeting in October to the atheletes (see our awards section for previous year awards) who accumulate points across the SWAL events 1 -4. The prizes therefore reward most the athletes who participate in all the SWAL events.
Club Prizes in October are awarded as follows:
Be proactive – let your Team Manager know asap by phone, email or at training which events you will / will not be able to attend – see below :
Charlotte Scriven (U13G) 01934 712248 firstname.lastname@example.org
Nathan Keene (U13B) 07776 64987 email@example.com
Marc Braddock (U15G) 07768 250669 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ian Humphreys (U15B) 07985 160526 Ian.Humphreys@freeuk.com
Pippa Poore (U17W) 07983429114 email@example.com
Peter Grosjean (U20W/SW) 07885694465 firstname.lastname@example.org
The area athletics championships leading into the Somerset Schools Athletics Championships will commence shortly.
The dates for these are as follows:
Weds 7 May Taunton Area Schools Championships, King’s Taunton (TBC)
Thurs 8 May Sedgemoor Area Schools Championships, Taunton (TBC)
Mon 19 May Mendip Area Schools Championships, Millfield
Weds 21 May Yeovil Area Schools Championships, Yeovil
Mendip AC is NOT able to enter athletes for these competitions. Therefore if athletes want to take part it’s essential that they go and see their Head of PE to ensure that they are entered. If Heads of PE say they don’t know anything about this or won’t enter athletes it’s best for Parents/Guardians to contact the school. As a last resort please contact Pete Grosjean (see above)