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Mr Frank Gorman
A Brief history of Chesterfield and District Athletic Club The club was formed in 1978 as a result of a surge in interest in athletics locally, created by the coming of the English Schools Track and Field Championships to the track at, what is now, Brookfield Community School, in July of that year. The Club founders were mostly local school teachers and included the head of Deincourt School (who was the first Chairman), Sandy Ellis, Jenny Weaver (later Guest) who was Secretary for a number of years. Other founder members were the late Frank Curry and Alan Plater. Brian and Irene Larder and Frank Gorman, became involved in around 1980. The Club moved its training base to Tupton School in 2008 where we have the benefit of a floodlit all-weather track and indoor sports hall and gym. Sadly, the track is not up to full competition standard, so we use Derby Moorways to host League matches. Initially, competition was in the South Yorkshire T and F and X-C leagues, until we joined the National Young Athletes League (Boys) in the early 80’s, winning promotion to the Northern Premier in our first season. Other leagues competed in since included Heart of England League, Central Girls League, Girls Young Athletes League, Notts Mini League, Notts Sportshall League, and Lincs Cross-Country League. Currently we compete in the Derbyshire Mini Leagues (Track, Sportshall and X-C), North Midlands X-C, UK Young Athletes League, National Junior League and Northern Senior League. In the thirty plus years of our existence we have produced many County, Northern and National Champions, plus medallists too numerous to mention. When you consider our lack of good all-year round facilities for the first thirty years, we have vastly over-achieved both as a club and in the standard of athletes we have produced. This can be put down to the fact that any deficiencies were more than offset by the standard of coaching, support, enthusiasm and organisational back-up provided by the Club, coaches, team managers and parents.
Date: 27th October 2014
Time: 10:00 AM - 13:00 PM
Date: 28th October 2014
Time: 09:30 AM - 14:00 PM
Date: 29th October 2014
Time: 09:30 AM - 15:00 PM
Josie Booth from the University of Dundee expands on recent research that suggests getting children to do more exercise will not just make them fitter and healthier but help improve their grades and self-esteem too.Read article
Our annual Chesterfield Dance Platform takes place on Monday 1st December 2014 at The Winding Wheel, Chesterfield with a 7pm start. Local Secondary schools come together to showcase their dance.Read article
The 2014 Primary Cross Country Championship will take place on Wednesday 5th November 2014 1.00pm at Mount St Marys College, Spinkhill S21 3YL. The event is an open competition for Year 4, 5 & 6 girls and boys.Read article
Youth Dance England is looking for more budding young choreographers who want to enhance their skills and knowledge of choreography. Applications are now being sought from young people aged 15-19 (or upto 25 if disabled).Read article
Springwell Community College hosted our second qualifier for the Chesterfield Schools Mini Soccer finals on Tuesday 14 October. Teams from Poolsbrook.Read article
Outwood Academy Newbold kindly hosted our last qualifier for the Primary Mini Soccer Competition on Thursday 16 October. It was a lovely sunny afternoon, everyone had a great time and really enjoyed the competition.Read article
Light up the night with your bike - 'All Hallows' Eve' - cycling extravaganza in Queen's Park, Chesterfield Friday 31st October 2014 6-8pm. Come along with your bike decorated and participate in an illuminated ride around Queen's Park cycle track.Read article