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Wrexham Amateur Athletics Club - A New Generation

(Denbighshire)

We would like to vastly improve the equipment available at Wrexham Amateur Athletics Club for our current members and visiting athletes, as well as the new athletes who we know visit our club each year. With this new equipment we know we can offer improved sporting chances to a new generation of athletes for many years to come.

Our goals:

  • To ensure all equipment used by the athletes is safe to use and will not hamper their performance because of it's age or condition. E.g. High Jump uprights and bar are rusty, held with tape and the measuring markers have peeled off.
  • To be able to measure throws on the field, accurately and swiftly through the purchase of an EDM device. We have some big throwers who both train and compete at the Queensway and this kit would enable us to measure more efficiently at competitions.
  • To provide our track runners with a chance to train using starting blocks, as to date we have not been able to provide them with this opportunity, these would improve their performance both when training and competing.
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How we will achieve our goals

As a voluntary run organisation we rely on fundraising and membership fees to cover day to day costs of the club. Unfortunately to be able to pay for this equipment ourselves in full wouldn’t be possible. This Community Award would allow the club to move forward and without this award we could not meet these objectives.

Where the money will go

We encourage young and mature athletes of all ages to engage with our sessions, whether they join us for exercise, fun or a chance to compete. This project will raise awareness of the club, it’s achievements to date and our goals for the future.

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  1. Posted on August 9, 2017

    As a former athlete and sprinter I know how important starting blocks are and easuring equipment. Every success in your club activities and this quest.

  2. Posted on August 24, 2017

    Such an inclusive club, for all ages and abilities. The money from this would help improve the training for so many from the Wrexham area as well as those who travel from all over north Wales to train here

  3. Posted on August 24, 2017

    Excellent cause and well done to all the coaches. Glad to see Reg is still as dedicated to this still and making a great effort. Well done. Andy

  4. Posted on August 29, 2017

    Good luck it is great to get kids active and interested in sport

  5. Posted on September 6, 2017

    Wrexham Ac are a great cluc that have a small but dedicated team of coaches and officials who all give their time willingly week in and week out. The club has a great inclusive atmosphere and has the youth’s interest at its centre.

    The club would greatly benefit from additional equipment and this grant would be a huge boot to help the club support all of its athletes and coaches.

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