Committee Meeting - Jan 20th - Minutes Print E-mail
Written by Brian Warren   
Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Minutes of the Meeting held at Frodsham Community Centre on Wednesday 20th January 2010.

Apologies: Lynn Scott, K Scott, S Wright, N Massey & Margaret Webster arrived late after attending a selection meeting.

1. Present:

P Allen (Chairman), Marian Allen, M Larkin, AG Bunner, Lynn Wright, E Webster, P Tomalin, P Sutcliffe, Michelle Aston & BJ Warren.

2. Minutes of the Meeting held on 25.11.09


3. Matters Arising from the Minutes

All dealt with under subsequent headings.

4. Secretary’s Report

a) The Cheshire Schools Cross Country Championships are being held at Wade Deacon campus on 30.1.10. Help is needed.

b) The Bridge Race is in Sun 4.4.10. Help is needed. The start is close to Runcorn Station.

c) We have a volunteer to feed information in to the club web site which has not been used much of late. His name is Matt Larkin, e mail: matthew @ mattandsarah . org . uk The club web site is

d) Tina Beresford has recently taken over the administration of Officials courses in the North from Debbie Beresford. Tina’s e mail is: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it and Tel: 07920 532552. The web site for information is:

e) Voluntary Action- Vale Royal sent some literature regarding their activities. Grants can be sought for various purposes including cheap computers for ‘Rural People Scheme (UK)’. Application to:

f) Jane Rhodes is hosting a Sport Relief Mile at Wade Deacon on Sunday 21.3.10. There are 200 places available. It will run from 11am to 2.30pm.


She is also hosting a 100m sprint to find the fastest amateur open age rugby league/union player in Halton.

g) The Cheshire Athletic Network had its first meeting on 11.11.09.Our club was not invited. The 2nd meeting was on 2.12.09 but no one from our club was able to attend.

The minutes of all the meetings are published on the Cheshire

5. Treasurer’s Report

Current A/C 6709.14

Business A/C 4924.00

Total 11,633.14

6. Competition

a) NW Sportshall League

The U13 and U15 Aviva Sportshall Challenge regional final is on Sunday 28.2.10 at Wigan.

The North West Sportshall League Finals are on Sunday 7.3.10 at Widnes. Our club will be represented in the U11B & G, U13G and U15 B&G.

The National Final is on 18.4.10 in Birmingham

b) Manchester Cross Country League.

The last meeting was in January.8 participated in the U11s, 3 U13s and 2 U15s. The under11 girls won a team bronze award and Georgia Aston Massey won a silver medal.

c) The Cheshire County Cross Country Championships have been postponed until Sat. 13.2.10: still at Reaseheath College.

d) National Young Athletes League

The programme is: 2.5.10- Deeside, 16.5.10-Widnes, 20.6.10-Leigh and 18.7.10-Host is Colwyn Bay, but since their track in not available this Summer it will be at Deeside or Wrexham.

e) Cheshire T&F League

18.4.10-Crewe, 11.7.10-Crewe, 8.8.10-Widnes and 5.9.10-Deeside (Status is still provisional)

f) Cheshire T&F Championships on Sat 8th and Sun 9th May at Macclesfield.

7. Training

The problem of athletes who regularly train with us but never turn out for the club at League meetings was addressed yet again.

It was agreed that when the club programme is finally issued, it will be given to parents and made clear that if an athlete does not represent the club at a League meeting at all during the year, their membership will not be renewed the following year.

Some training had to be curtailed because of the recent bad weather.

The club cross country handicap was great success before Christmas.

8. Any Other Business

George gave an update on the Spanish visitors who are coming in February.

There will be 8 girls, 2 teachers and a couple of guests. They will be accommodated at Forest Hills. The law made it too difficult to accommodate them with families.

On February 17th they will be taken to Birmingham along with some of our athletes in a coach to depart Halton stadium at 8.30am and Frodsham at 9.00am. The charge will be £12 per head.10 teams will take part in the Birmingham competition. Margaret Webster is to get quotes for a 70 seater coach to go to Birmingham. On the last night there will be a reception at Frodsham to which some Halton and Frodsham dignitaries will be invited.

9.Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting will be at Frodsham Community Centre on Wed. 24.2.10.


BJ Warren 24.1.10



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