Derby Athletics Festival The entry form for the 2016 Derby Athletics Festival at Moorways Stadium on Sunday 11th September can be found under the Events banner.
(29th July 2016) Officials update Please an update for Officials under the Officials banner. Both County Officials Secretaries (COffSecs) are looking forward to receiving replies and future suggestions re Officials development.
Queens Award for Voluntary Service It is with great pride the County offers its sincerest congratulations to the members, Officers and parents of Chesterfield & District AC for being awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service on 2nd June 2016. The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK - and is equivalent to an MBE. The awards were created in 2002 to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and winners are announced each year on 2nd June - the anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation The Club came in to being in 1978 and is now based at Tupton Hall School. The Club has twice-weekly sessions when its volunteer coaches offer instruction in all the athletics disciplines to around 70 young athletes per night. It also offers all-year round competition in track and field, cross-country and Sports Hall athletics Jon Baker (Chairman) and Kerry Baker (Membership Sec.) attended a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace on 24th May where they met the Queen and other winners of this year’s award. The Club is one of 193 charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups to receive the prestigious award this year. . Chesterfield AC will receive the award from the Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire, Mr William Tucker, later this summer, and issue a further press release when the date is agreed with his office. (3rd June 2016)
Congratulations to the 18 boys who represented Derbyshire at the National Sportshall Finals in Manchester on April 16th and 17th. The boys joined ten other county teams from all corners of the UK to battle it out in the U13 and U15 events for individual and team honours. Only two medals came their way, both from the 8 lap paarlauf event that Derbyshire does have a knack of doing well in over the years. The U13 boys pairing of Elliott Archibold (High Peak AC) and Fran Higton-Durrant (AVEAC) had a dominant run for gold, while Oliver Dakin (Chesterfield AC) and William Collings (AVEAC) also made the podium with bronze in the U15 boys event. Fran narrowly missed a further medal, finishing fourth in the U13 4 lap race, as William took fifth also in the 4 lap in the U15 age group. William Pullen (AVEAC) scored highly for equal fifth in the U13 2 lap. Overall the U13 boys team finished in seventh place, while the U15 boys went two better for fifth, both out of eleven teams.