Athletics Club

GMACAthletics in Great Milton came into being in September 2012 after two keen coaches (Pat Read and parent Anita James) got together with some keen parents and their even keener children after the Summer Area Sports Competition and the inspiration of the London Olympics.

Since then, regular athletics training sessions have been happening at various locations in and around Great Milton and its vicinity, in all weathers. Some children come on an ad hoc basis, some attend sessions three times a week. The sessions have successfully catered for all abilities and ages from Year 4 upwards at Great Milton School. The sessions have been organised and run by Pat, without whom none of the above would be possible.

We have since become Great Milton Athletics Club and become affiliated with UK Athletics. With the support of the coaches and committee made up of local parents the club has grown and currently have a squad of 35 children.

Coaching

Great Milton Athletic club has access to a highly qualified coach who offers services without charge, Pat Read. The club also has a team of 2 qualified assistant coaches, Darren Wing and James Cunningham. A committee of 5 parents manage the club.

Great Milton Athletics Club Committee: The committee presently comprises of the following members:

● Michael Robinson (Chairman)
● Emily John (Secretary)
● Nollag McGrath (Treasurer)
● Miranda Cook (Welfare and DBS verification secretary)
● Kelly Wing (Membership)
● Pat Read (Coaching Coordinator)

The Club holds its AGM meeting in October every year. All members are invited to attend.

Insurance

As an affiliate member of UK Athletics, the club is covered by Public Liability Insurance.

Training Sessions

Children are able to start from the age 8

● The main training session takes place at Horspath Athletics Track on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. A coach with the support of an assistant coach run the sessions.
● Cross country endurance training takes place on Saturday mornings in Great Milton from 10:00 – 12:00.

Wednesday track sessions cost £3.00 per session. Cross Country endurance training sessions are £1.00. Membership of the club is currently free although our competitive athletes are encouraged to join England Athletics. Membership of England Athletics currently costs £12.00 per annum.

Club Vests

Club vests can be purchased at £10.00 each.

Contact

For any further information and membership enquiries, please contact: enquiries.gmac@gmail.com where you will receive further welcome information and advice.