This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, so we thought this would be an opportune time to reach out and remind you of the support MAC can offer around mental health.
As the club’s Welfare Officers, it is our role to look out for the welfare of our athletes, and mental health is a huge part of that. It is the responsibility of everyone at the club to look out for each other, to be able to spot the signs and symptoms of mental health issues, and to know where to go for support.
Section 3.5 in our Welfare & Childcare Policy: (https://motherwellac.com/wp-content/uploads/Motherwell-AC-Welfare-Childcare-Policy-2020-1.pdf ) has some helpful links on services you can contact for support, training and tools. We would like to encourage everyone to give this a read if you can ,and if you or someone you know at the club is struggling, please reach out.
If you have any concerns or questions at all, we are always only a phone call or email away.
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.
100m Snr Men Churchill Trophy – Joseph McCluskey 12.17.
800m Snr Men Tom Timmons 1.59.3.
800m U17 Men Dylan Drummond 2.05.54.
800m U17 Women Joey Leach 2.24.51
Shot Put u17 Men Jay Steele 8.43m.
100m u15 Boys Matthew Taylor 12.86.
100m u13 Girls Hannah Dwyer 13.83
1500 Snr Men Stephen Allen 4.26.28.
1500m U17 Women Cara Baldwin 5.40.68.
u13 Girls Shot Put Ava Lenzi 8.10m.
u13 Girls Javelin Lucy Robertson 20.68m.
u17 Men 200m Gabriel McCluskey.
100m Snr Men Christopher Yau 12.68.
100m u17 Women Sophie Dwyer 13.62.
200m u13 Girls Emma Gilchrist 29.13.
1500m Snr Men Jim White 4.27.94.
Other notable performances
Lauren McNair 9.49.
Amy Finnigan 10-09.
Lucia McKenna 10.11.
Max Burbidge 11.41.
Lucia McKenna 2.18.88.
Lauren McNair 3.14m.
Emma Kelly 14.08.
Orla Wheatley 14.19.
Lucy Robertson 14.94.
Carla Verrecchia 15.41.
Ross Duffin 14.45.
Hannah Dwyer 29.56.
Orla Wheatley 31.63.
Ross Duffin 29.73.
Liam Ross 35.64.
Emma Kelly 2.36.19.
Ava Lenzi 2.43.01.
Liam Ross 2.55.9
Emma Gilchrist 3.70m.
Orla Wheatley 3.62m.
Ross Duffin 3.82.
Liam Ross 3.69m.
Nathan Steele 4.42m
Cavan Marie Ryan 100m – 14.17 and Long Jump – 3.86m.
Matthew Taylor 200m 27.17.
100m Gabriel McCluskey 12.74.
800m – Jay Steele 2.15.61.
n.b. – u15 Girls 200m – with 20m to go and in a clear 3rd place, Katie Howley tripped and fell. She showed true grit and determination by getting up and finishing the race. Although placed last she was a real winner with the spectators who gave her warm applause. Fortunately, she wasn’t injured. She recovered well to compete a week later in the CSSAL league match running a super 200m.