Be of Good Report
Chairman’s statement 2008/2009.
One of the pleasures of being
Chairman of Wimborne AC is that all I hear of the club is ‘Good
reports’. The Wimborne 10 was enjoyed by a record number of entries and
is so well run. Our cross-country meeting was well put together and
enthusiastically marshalled and our hosted league meetings have been
successfully delivered. Athletes enjoy our coaching and our company. For
a voluntary organisation we seem to have few internal wrangles and the
view of us as a club by others is of a competent happy club. That should
be a major selling point for us but do we make enough of those
characteristics? Perhaps we lack a little ambition. Perhaps we stand
back rather than scoop athletes into the club. Maybe we are not forward
enough in drawing helpers in to the sticky web of volunteering. Thoughts
to be left on the table.
While the Monday night track
session has been withdrawn there are many other sessions to enjoy. We
still however lack throwers in most age groups and finding them must be
a job for 2010.
Our congratulations go to Jack
Snook who overcame a broken hand to reach the English Schools in pole
vault as well as excellent performances at various championships.
In team competitions Team Dorset to
which we contribute in full measure avoided relegation from the Premier
Division of the Young Athletes League. In the Southern Women’s League
Wimborne contributed most of the Team Dorset outfit and with a bit more
help from others could have got to a promotion level. The Southern Men’s
and South West League athletes enjoyed themselves but perhaps this is
where our ambition should begin. I would like to see us fill the
under-13s boys and girls events and then build from there.
The roadrunning fraternity
continues to grow and often a flurry of red and black sweeps past. This
can be embarrassing for a cheering Chairman who can't remember names.
Cross-country is working well and the squad seems to grow every Saturday
Thank you to all our coaches and
administrators. If you help us in any way then a huge THANK YOU.
Jerry Shield has decided to step
down as Secretary and we need to replace him. Thanks Jerry even if UK
Athletics never did catch up with your address.
2010 is coming. What are your
ambitions for the year? How can we make them happen?