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Chesterfield & District Athletics Club

Mr Frank Gorman

Athletics Telephone: 01246 235651 Mobile: Email: frankdukes70@aol.com Website: http://www.chesterfieldac.co.uk

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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.

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Brimington crowned High 5 champions

A record number of schools entered the Chesterfield High 5 Netball competition this year. Three qualifying rounds hosted 21 teams playing for a place in the final.

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DSSA Restricted BadmintonTournaments

Derbyshire Schools' Sports Association are holding restricted Badminton tournaments for U13, U15 and U17 age groups during May 2014. To enter, players need to attend schools in Derbyshire or live in Derbyshire.

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Volunteer at the Chesterfield Marathon

14th September 2014 Volunteers are needed to assist across many areas, such as the following: Attending promotional events leading up to the Marathon

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County Secondary Sportshall Athletics Final

Congratulations to St. Mary's Y7 Boys, Y7 and Y8 Girls and also to Springwell Y8 Boys for representing Chesterfield in the County Final Sportshall Athletics at Moorways Stadium, Derby at the beginning of the month.

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Derbyshire Sportshall Athletics Plus

Springwell represented Chesterfield at the Arc Centre, Matlock on 3 April 2014 in the Derbyshire Sportshall Athletics Plus event.  Everyone had a great time having a go at 5 different activities.  The team excelled in the Speed bounce and…

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County Pri Sportshall Athletics

The County Primary Schools Sportshall Athletics Finals took place at Moorways, Derby on April Fools Day this year. Our representative in the small school event was Cutthorpe and Hady in the large school event.

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Primary Swimming Gala

Queens Park swimming pool was the venue of our Primary school swimming gala with help from Chesterfield Swimming club who officiated over the whole event.

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