Zurich sponsor 2016 Track & Field Championships

We are delighted to announce that the 2016 Isle of Man Track & Field Championships will be sponsored by Zurich International Life, the event takes place at the NSC Douglas on July 23rd and 24th.

The Championships are the highlight of the track and field season where the 2016 Isle of Man Champions are crowned.

 

It’s not too late for the Athletics Coach (level 2) Course!

We are pleased to announce that the closing date for the Level 2 Coaches Course has been extended to 15th April 2016 so if you are interested in taking this course you still have time.

The course, offered in conjunction with England Athletics, is aimed at coaches who have already gained an assistant qualification.  We are offering members of local clubs a £100 discount on the advertised cost.

Please download the application form, complete and send to Michael George, c/o The Welbeck Hotel, 13-17 Mona Drive, Douglas IM2 4LF with a cheque for £150 made out to the IOMAA.  DO NOT SEND THE FORM TO ENGLAND ATHLETICS as if you do you will not be able to benefit from the discounted amount offered by the IOMAA.

For those wanting to gain their Coaching Assistant (level 1) the dates for the course are 26th and 27th November.

2015 Dohle Awards Announced

Catherine Reid and Joshua Hewitt have been presented with the Dohle trophies and £100 each for most promising male and female athlete in 2015 at a short presentation ceremony at the Sports Institute.

Also recognised for their success last year were Joe Harris (not present due to being at Uni in Loughborough – so missing from the photograph), Katie Astin, Aimee Cringle and Ashleigh Lachenicht received £75 each.

Microgaming Cross Country League Results and Medal Presentations

Microgaming Isle of Man Cross Country League 2015/16
Prize Presentation, 18th March 7pm, Claremont Hotel, Douglas.

The results of the Microgaming Cross Country League 2015/16 have now been published along with details of the prize presentation night on the Cross Country Page.

 

 

 

Northern League 2016

It’s that time of year when planning for this seasons Northern League trips have reached a critical point.

Last season we were so close to winning our league and getting a chance at promotion.  West Cheshire our main rivals, who we beat twice last season,  succeeded in getting promoted to Division One so it just shows how capable we are of doing the same. Promotion does not only elevate Team IOM to a higher division it also provides you with an even higher quality of competition.

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:

Saturday, 7 May – Robin Park, Wigan (day trip)
Sunday, 5 June – Edge Hill, Ormskirk (overnight stop)
Sunday, 3 July – Trafford (overnight stop)
Saturday, 6 August – Sports City, Manchester (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.

Remember this is the season to be putting your performances in for selection for Island Games.  The Northern League provides an ideal completion for you to gain the standards required and show the selection committee your performances over a period of time.

The Northern League is for 1st claim members of Manx Harriers, Western AC and Northern AC only.  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