Presentation Evening for the 2017/18 Cross Country League and 2018 Championships

The Presentation Evening for the 2017/18 Cross Country League and the 2018 Cross Country Championships, both sponsored by Microgaming, will take place on Friday 23rd March at the Claremont Hotel, Loch Promenade, Douglas.

As in previous years, the evening will be split into two parts. The presentation of awards to the U9, U11 and U13 athletes will take place from 7pm. The presentation of awards for age groups from U15 upwards will begin at 8.30pm.

Entry is free and a light buffet will be provided. The bar will be open. We hope to show footage from this winter’s events throughout the evening.

A list of all prize winners will be published nearer the time. We look forward to seeing you all on the 23rd March!



The Isle of Man Athletics Association is a forward thinking, progressive association that oversees a multiple faceted structure of athletics in the Isle of Man.

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to join the Association as the Athletics Development Officer for the Isle of Man. Our plan is to significantly increase the number of people engaged in all aspects of athletics, whatever their background for recreational, performance and wellbeing together with supporting the structure through volunteering, officiating and coaching.

Salary – Based on experience
Hours – 40 per week
Period – Initial three year contract

As Development Officer you’ll play a key part in our efforts to deliver our strategy, continuously improve the experience, helping to ensure that activities provided are both enjoyable and safe. You’ll work directly with all of partners, commercial and otherwise to deliver this and raise the overall standards.

The ideal candidate will have a background in sport and a Higher Diploma/Degree level qualification in a sports related area or equivalent, and be passionate about sport. You will require experience in dealing with volunteers/organisations/athletics events in a support capacity.

In addition, excellent written and verbal communication/presentation skills are required with a strong working knowledge of Excel, Word and Email. The ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team. Time management skills are essential.  A level 2 UKA coaching licence or working towards this within an agreed timescale.

A full copy of the job description can be requested from

If this role is of interest to you please send your CV with a covering letter to Cathy Dawson, Secretary, Isle of Man Athletics Association by emailing .  

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 16 March, with interviews being held soon after.

Isle of Man Athletics Q&A – Athletes

Isle of Man Athletics is holding an informal Q&A session on Friday 9th February at the Sports Institute (6pm-8pm) aimed at athletes U17 and above.

This is your chance to find out what’s happening with IOM Athletics and provide your input for future plans.

There is no set agenda – this is an opportunity to get together with fellow athletes and Isle of Man Athletics to share any ideas you have, where you feel you can help and get some answers to any questions you may have.

Pizza will be provided FREE!  Please let me know if you’re coming and any special dietary requirements you may have.

Isle of Man Athletics will be holding further sessions for Coaches and Officials.

Athletes selected for Gold Coast

We are delighted that three of our athletes, Joe Harris, Erika Kelly and Joe Reid have been selected to represent the Isle of Man at the forthcoming Commonwealth Games at the Gold Coast in Australia.

It is a significant challenge to achieve the qualification times, and requires focus, discipline and effort to undertake this, and for those that did not quite make the standard for these games, we wish you the best of fortune in looking towards 2022 in Birmingham.

Joe, Erika and Joe will be outstanding ambassadors for athletics and we look forward to be able to see them in their respective events on the television.

Congratulations to you all!

Northern League 2018

Team Isle of Man will once again be competing in Div 2W of the Northern League.  Last year we did really well but this year we want to do even better.

The Northern League also provides an ideal opportunity for our U17 athletes to compete at a level, which whilst challenging, is well within their capability and to enjoy being part of a team which has been a starting point for many of our elite athletes, many of which still compete. If you are a new U17 and would like to have a chat about the Northern League and what it offers then please get in touch.

In order to get a greater understanding of the athletes available for each trip I would ask that you complete and return a Northern League Commitment Form.  I would also ask that you do this a soon as you can.

This year the matches are as follows:

Match 1 – Saturday, 5 May – Wavertree (day trip)
Match 2 – Sunday, 3 June – Leigh (1 night stop)
Match 3 – Sunday, 8 July – Blackpool (1 night stop)
Match 4 – Saturday, 4 August – Blackpool (day trip)

Once I have an understanding of the numbers travelling I will be able to provide more details regarding costs.  It has however been agreed that your Club will again fund you to 50% of the total costs.

The Northern League is for FULLY PAID UP FIRST CLAIM MEMBERS of Manx Harriers, Western AC and Northern AC. If you wish to be considered then please ensure that you have paid your annual membership fees to you Club and that your Club has paid your EA fee.  Checks are made and the last thing we want is to have points docked because you haven’t paid your fees!

If you are an Official and available to join us then there are two funded spaces from each Club.  Please also complete the Commitment Form so I can organise who the officials will be for each match. Remember we need 1 timekeeper, 1 track official and 4 field officials one of which must be a level 2B.

If you know of anyone who would be interested in taking part then please pass this information onto them.

I would like to thank you in advance for returning your forms promptly!

Anthony Brand
Team Manager