Bristol & West Athletic Club has been selected by the South West Regional Council as the winner of the 2013 Development Club of the Year award for the South West as part of the England Athletics National Awards and Hall of Fame programme. The award will be presented at an awards evening to be staged on Thursday 5th December 2013 at the Mercure Hotel, Exeter.
This award recognises the work done by the club on a number of fronts from developing senior athletes at national level which has underpinned promotion to Division 2 of both the British Athletics League for men and the UK Women’s League for the ladies team, work with schools and the club’s Junior Academy to supporting Filton Junior Academy. In addition the huge investment of time and effort in recreational running that has seen the club support parkrun and local running groups as well as the club’s own members have been recognised.
The Club Committee hopes to build on this success and continue to develop those areas where progress has been made but also to work on those areas where we still have ground to make up on some of our local rivals.
Our thanks to all the coaches, volunteers and athletes who contributed to this success and let’s hope we continue to add to the development of athletes and athletic events in Bristol and the surrounding area.