Vale Royal Athletics Club
The primary provider of athletics to the mid-Cheshire public, catering for all age groups and abilities and both genders.
An athletics club catering for 430 members who compete, coach or officiate in all athletic disciplines - running (sprinting and endurance), throwing and jumping. It has been existence since 1994 and is run solely by volunteers, notably a committed team of coaches. We have an even split of male and female and senior and junior members including several with disabilities. We compete in County, Regional and National competitions and have had numerous successes including winning National medals of all colours, both individually and by our teams. We have also had a number of athletes represent their country. We organise a considerable number of events and competitions which are open to athletes and non athletes alike to try and encourage participation in sport. The work we do has been recognised by our Governing bodies and local authorities and we are frequently asked to attend events to publicise the benefits of health and fitness to the public.
How would this funding have an impact on your community?
We are constantly growing our membership which requires the purchase of additional equipment and also the refresh of existing items which get worn out or broken. Our U11 group in particular participate in a wide variety of disciplines and require soft javelins, low hurdles, cones, bibs, throwing balls, jumping mats, whistles etc. This group currently has a waiting list, partly due to insufficient equipment therefore the purchase of the above items would enable us to admit more budding athletes into the club and enjoy athletics.
"Vale Royal AC are greatly appreciative of this generous contribution from the Skipton Building Society. It will enable us to offer significantly improved facilities and equipment to existing members and also allow us to accommodate additional members who are currently on a waiting list."