We need you for cross country – Urgently!

The cross country season is nearly upon us and we urgently require a number of volunteers to assist the existing cross country committee.

Specifically we are looking for people who can help out on the administration side of the organisation registering the athletes, creating the entry lists and issuing numbers etc.

This is NOT an onerous job but it is vital for the smooth running of the Cross Country League.  The volunteers will be required for an initial sign on night 1-2 hours and then for 1-2 hours on the race days.  We are looking for a number of people so the duties can be shared.

If you you can spare a couple of hours each month then please email chairman@IOMAA.info or Andy Fox on andycfox@outlook.com

Thank you in advance.

 

 

 

Would you like to become an Athletics Official?

The IOMAA have planned the following courses to allow you to become a qualified level 1 athletics official.

Saturday 18th March 2017  Time – 10am to 12noon Level 1 Race Walking North West NO0285RW National Sports Centre, Grove Road, Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 1RB Ian Richards
Saturday 18th March 2017  Time– 10am to 12noon Level 1 Field Course North West NO0285FD National Sports Centre, Grove Road, Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 1RB Shaun O’Donnell- NEW COURSE
Saturday 18th March 2017 Time – 2.45pm to 4.45pm Level 1 Track Course North West NO0285TR National Sports Centre, Grove Road, Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 1RB  TBC
Saturday 18th March 2017 Time – 2.45pm to 4.45pm Level 1 Timekeeping Course North West NO0285TK National Sports Centre, Grove Road, Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 1RB Shaun O’Donnell -NEW COURSE
Saturday 18th March 2017 Time – 12.30pm to 2.30pm Generic- inc Health & Safety North West NO0285HS National Sports Centre, Grove Road, Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 1RB Shaun O’Donnell

If you are interested please book your place here on the England athletics website.   We will need a minimum number of people booking on each course for them to go ahead.

If you expressed an interest last year then Bridget will be in contact.

 

Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting

An Extraordinary General Meeting of the Isle of Man Athletics Association has been arranged.

Date:  Monday 23rd January 2017

Time:  7pm

Venue:  Hydro Hotel, Queens Promenade, Douglas

Statement:

Following a very disappointing attendance at the IOMAA AGM it was agreed the meeting would be adjourned and an EGM would be scheduled early 2017.

As it stands, there is not enough support for the IOMAA to continue. Unless volunteers step forward at this EGM to offer some of their time to help lighten the load on the existing volunteers the IOMAA will be dissolved.

Whilst the Islands athletics clubs will no doubt continue their great work, they will have to do so without funding support from IOM Sport. There will be many other consequences to the IOM Athletics Association being dissolved and there is an inevitability that opportunities for our athletes will be affected.

If enough people volunteer a little of their time to help our sport will continue to flourish.

Become an Assistant Coach – Help our Sport!

Please help our sport!

Without enough qualified coaches, the success of the last few years cannot be repeated or improved upon.

A new generation is required to assist with the nurture our young people, to guide our current runners, throwers and jumpers and advise mature athletes returning or trying the sport for the first time.

This November Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th The IOMAA is staging a course facilitated by England Athletics to help you become an Assistant Coach, the first rung on the ladder to gaining your Coach Award.

It is open for all people over the age of 16.

The IOMAA is generously donating £100 towards the £245 fee and there is a further discount for being a club member.

If you are not a club member, please join one, as it will be cheaper than paying the extra £60.

Therefore please send a cheque to:
Michael George, 27 WOODBURN SQUARE, IM1 4DE, made out to IOMAA NOT England Athletics as it says on the form or BACS to 14347237 55-91-00 with Assistant Coach as the reference.

More information is available here.

I would be grateful to receive your application at your earliest convenience as time is no longer on our side and the Isle of Man must display enough enthusiasm for England Athletics to run the course.

Michael George

New Travel Deals!

If you are considering travel into the UK for competition, officiating or coaching then take a look at our new Travel Information Page where you will find all the latest travel deals.

The Isle of Man Athletics Association understand that in order for our athletes to progress that they have to travel to the UK and beyond to find suitable competition.  With this in mind we have negotiated various deals with travel companies which we hope will help keep costs at a minimum.

Isle_of_Man_Steam_Packet_Company_Logo