WAC Awards Night – 27 November 2009
Seventy members and
friends attended Wimborne Athletic Club’s presentation evening at the
Allendale Centre on Friday 27th November. Chairman Peter Impett used the
theme ‘Be of Good Report’ to illustrate the club’s year. A
record-breaking Wimborne 10 road race, well organised cross-country and
track fixtures and quality coaching were used as examples of how well
the club was regarded by athletes and the community at large. However,
he expressed the view that the club should be a bit more ambitious and
laid down some challenges for 2010.
Tribute was paid to
all the coaches, officials and committee members who give up so much of
their time to help.
Hannah Winton again
led the parade of trophy winners retaining the under-15 age group trophy
as well as the Jonathan Edwards trophy for triple jump and the Carol
Hollins trophy for long jump. Jack Snook’s performance at the English
Schools in the pole vault despite breaking a bone in his hand at the end
of the close season won him the male best performance award and the
under-15 boys trophy. Roz Hutton won the female outstanding performance
award and the female thrower of the year trophy.
Other age group awards
went to Maddy Diment and Phoebe O’Mahony in the under-11s, to Sharon
Hutchings and Adam Collins in the under-13s, Elllis Marples and Ben Amey
in the under-17s and Steve Snook and Maddy Vaughan-Johncey in the
seniors. Maddy also won the hurdles trophy and Alwyn Harries won the
Piers Copeland won the best junior award followed by Tilly Dickenson and
Annabel Brown as the best newcomers. Matthew Curtis won the high jump
trophy and the middle distance prize was won by Sharon Hutchings.
Richard Nunn was a
popular winner of the clubman’s Robin Blackburn trophy and Liam Winton
won the Clare Bailey trophy for endeavour. Trudi Carter won the
prestigious Les Phillips award for her work in schools and setting up a
whole range of initiatives of benefit to the club. The Hill Ford team
trophy was awarded to the Social Committee of Clare Gladden and Roz
Hutton who organised the evening. Ian Kennedy was voted Coach of the
Year and then proceeded to entertain with his Night Train Disco.
went to Julie Gosling and Stewart Little for best male and female
performances over the year. Anthony Clark won the Marathon prize for a
storming first attempt and Guy Miller won the Roadmaster trophy for
running every league race and some more. Seven athletes from Wimborne
out of 21 in the county had completed all the league races showing the
popularity of the roadrunning section.