Please see below a letter from the Temporary Head of Sport, Youth and Recreation Department of Education and Children:
Following consultation with the Minister and the CEO, it has been decided that all access to the Athletics facility is to be made free of charge to all users and hirers until Monday 13 June 2016. This includes individual use and any events or competitions that the Governing Body may have over the next few weeks.
This is a gesture of good will, given the ongoing difficulties we have regarding the sandpit and indeed the delay to the opening of the long jump, pole vault and hammer/discuss cage. It is important to note that all of these issues are as a result of contractors and suppliers failure to meet our expectations and timescales.
There will also be some further disruption to athletes once the TT Campsite is operational from the 30 May until 12 June. Athletes will be able to access the track during this period at agreed times as well as the long jump areas and high jump, again at agreed times. Unfortunately the Hammer cage and Pole Vault will not be able to be used during these dates.
On the 13 June, the normal price will be charged for access to the Athletics facilities and existing members will have the necessary refunds arranged there-after, where necessary.
I apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.
Andy – please can you pass this information onto all the Outdoor staff and also the Athletics Association and make the users of the facility aware of this information please, whilst also conveying my apologies and thank them for their understanding regarding this ongoing matter.
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.
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.
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 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.