CLUB UPDATE - Return to Athletics 2021
The club will re-open for Monday and Wednesday training 18:00-21:00 on Wednesday 7th April. Sessions will be as before we went into lockdown in late 2020 - we will operate a COVID-secure environment in the stadium, and athletes will book into sessions with their coach before attending. Anyone with COVID symptoms or self-isolating will not be admitted.
We are having the track re-lined again to allow wind-behind racing on the back straight. We felt that the system we set up last year needed further work, and the new lining should allow all hurdles as well as sprint races to be run in either direction. This work has to be carried out during school holidays for the Bobby Moore Academy. It is currently scheduled for the week after we start back, therefore the track will be closed on Wednesday 14th April (open Monday 12th April).
We will be running our Foundation Group for younger athletes. The Beagles Academy will re-start at a later date. The organisation for the Academy is different and we want to get the weekday club training going before we start the Academy again - although hopefully the delay will be short.
As previously notified club subscriptions are reduced by 25% for the period 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2022 to recognise the disruption members suffered in the past year, and also in anticipation of lower levels of competition in the coming Summer season.
Dates for the YDL and National Athletics League (NAL) have been agreed.
The YDL Lower Age Group (LAG – Sarah team manager) will start on 5th June and have 3 matches.
The Upper Age Group (UAG joint team with Basildon - Basildon Beagles - Elyzabeth team manager) will start on 30th May and have 4 matches.
The NAL will start on 6th June and have 4 matches.
All Leagues are being run on a more local basis this year. Obviously if COVID restrictions are re-applied competition is likely to be affected.
We are looking forward to seeing you all back. We need to continue to keep you safe and also to protect our coaches and administrators. So please continue to bear with us and hopefully we will have some athletics this Summer.
2021/22 Annual Subscriptions Fees
Subscriptions for the year 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2022 have been reduced by 25% (subscription fees).