Junior and Intermediate Development Group Training over Christmas

IDG and JDG Festive Holiday Training Arrangements

Please note that Thursday 27th December 2018 and Thursday 3rd January 2019 have been changed from 9:30am to 10:00am.

  • Wednesday, 19/12/18 – last session
  • Monday, 24/12/18 – no training
  • Wednesday, 26/12/18 – no training
  • Thursday, 27/12/18 – 10:00am Wishaw SC (both groups)
  • Saturday, 29/12/18 – 9.30am Hamilton Palace Grounds
    • Meet at sports centre entrance– IDG/U13+only.
    • No JDG/U11s
  • Monday, 31/12/18 – no training
  • Wednesday, 2/1/19 – no training
  • Thursday, 3/1/19 – 10:00am Wishaw SC (both groups)
  • Saturday, 5/1/19 – SAIL Match 2 for athletes chosen to compete
  • Monday, 7/1/19 – 6pm Wishaw SC (both groups)
  • Wednesday, 9/1/19 – 6pm Wishaw SC (both groups)

From Monday 14/1/19 normal weekly winter training sessions resume at 6pm Ravenscraig RSF.

Any further changes with be notified immediately but none are anticipated at this stage.

All best wishes for the holiday period,

Lesley and Audrey

Registration Helper required for Wednesdays

Please see the letter below from our Club Chair, Tracey Lamont about an opportunity to aid the safe registration of young athletes on a Wednesday evening.  It was given to parents on 5th September.

NOTE: the club is looking for volunteers for other positions too and is grateful for any and all help given.


Dear Parent / Guardian

I would like to ask you to please consider helping to support and ensure the safe running of Motherwell Athletics Club training for your child and the others who also attend on a Wednesday evening.

Motherwell Athletics Club relies on volunteers to enable the safe, quality coaching and positive learning experiences all athletes have when they come to training and are involved in other internal and external opportunities offered throughout the club.

On a Wednesday night at Wishaw Sports Centre we need people to undertake the registration and help keep the records up to date from 5.35pm to 6.15pm . This is a simple but essential role. At present Pauline Russell (Welfare Officer) has been helping out with this role on a short term basis. We need a couple of parents/guardians to now take this role on to continue enabling the coaches to concentrate on the coaching. This is particularly important for the continued coaching for children under the age of 16.

Anyone who is able to help with this please let any of the coaches know as soon as possible. Someone in the club will help support you in this role until you are confident to do it yourself.
Anyone who takes on this role would need to undertake a PVG disclosure which the club will arrange at no expense to the volunteers.

Yours sincerely

Tracey Lamont
Motherwell Athletics Club Chairperson

3rd September 2018

URGENT – Track and Field Training 16th May

Wishaw Track is closed again tonight (16th May) for repairs. Alternative training venues are as follows:

Sprint Group:

Meet at the Bandstand at the Hamilton Road entrance to Strathclyde Park.

Middle Distance/Intermediate Development and Junior Development Groups:

Meet at Hamilton Palace Sports Grounds reception area (ML3 6EF).

Please contact your/your child’s coach if you have any questions.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility Athletics Provision Consultation

A recent consultation has determined the future of the athletics provision at the Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility.

While for now the athletics provision shall remain, it will be continually measured and reviewed in one years time.

Please see the announcement from North Lanarkshire Leisure.

Thanks to all who responded to the consultation.

Wishaw Track Closure – Track and Field

A reminder to all T&F athletes that the track at Wishaw is due to close from 1 – 14th May 2017.

A booking has been made during this closure period at Dalziel Park Track, Dalziel Rugby Club, Hagen Dr, Motherwell, ML1 5RZ.

All training sessions will take place at the usual times and athletes will be asked to pay £1 to contribute to the hire costs at this venue.

Training arrangements for the various groups will be therefore be as follows:

Sprint Group

  • Monday 1st & 8th May and Wednesday 3rd & 10th May: Dalziel Park track.
  • Saturday 6th & 13th May: check arrangements with coach directly.

Middle Distance Group

IDG (Lesley’s Group)

JDG (William’s Group)

Coaches will provide information about further arrangements in the (hopefully) unlikely event that the track at Wishaw does not reopen as planned.

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