Another National Star Award for Alana Ryan, for her fantastic achievements during 2018!
Well done Alana!
Greystones Athletic Club is centred at the heart of the community and caters for all athletes young and old, beginners to internationals. Whether you just want to stay fit or compete at the highest level we are able to help. We have a large number of experienced, qualified and enthusiastic coaches who instruct a number of training groups including; Little Athletics, Fit4life, Road Running and specialist coaching groups for endurance, sprints, hurdles, throws and jumps. The club currently competes in a number of competitions from County to International level and we're sure we have something for you!
Club Motto: Nobody said it was easy
We are at capacity for all groups from ages 7-12 yrs old. If you wish to put your child on our waiting list, please send details (Name & DOB) through 'Contact Us' above and we will get back to you asap! Places are still available in the 5-6 yr old group & the 12+ groups!
LEINSTER JUNIORS & LEINSTER COMBINED EVENTS
The Leinster Juniors (U17-U20) and the Combined Events (U13 up) are being held in Greystones on Saturday 25th May and entries need to be with Leinster by Tues 14th May. Forms are now on our website and entries will close on Tues 14th May at 6pm. Anyone wishing to enter after this date will have to pay the late entry fee themselves! As these events are being held on our local track we are hoping to see lots of our athletes taking part in them. Many of you had a chance to practice the events this weekend and we will put in extra work over the next two weeks with those who are going to compete. Athletes need to wear club colours please, ie club singlet or T-shirt with red, white or black short only. (no pinks, blues, yellows etc. please) We are expected to wear club gear only, for all of these events! Juniors athletes (U17-20) must wear Slí Cualann gear for this event!
As GAC is the host club, help will be needed to set up on the day and to clean up afterwards, so if anyone is free to help it would be greatly appreciated.
The Leinster Relays (U9-U19) take place on Sunday 26th May in Leixlip Amenities Centre and entries close on Tues. next. Entry form is now on our website and will close on Tues. 14th at 6pm. Athletes can compete in their own age group and can also move up 1 yr to compete in the next group, however at least two athletes on the team must be of the correct age. We will notify all who enter as to whether we have been able to make up teams or not and will get some team practise in over the next couple of weeks. You are expected to wear club gear only, for all Leinster & National events and can be disqualified for not doing so! Not wearing your number can also lead to disqualification!
Please note that at least two people have to act as officials on the day at all Leinster events. Anyone over 18 can volunteer, there are no qualifications needed to rake a pit, lift a HJ bar, marshal the gate and many other jobs, so don’t feel you can’t come forward to help!
REMINDER: As per our previous message the number 0877730000 is presently not in use as Webtext are no longer running a service in Ireland. Consequently we cannot receive messages sent to this number. It appears some people continued to text this number despite our earlier message and unfortunately we did not receive these messages and so could not respond.
The Wicklow County Championships are fast approaching and all club athletes need to get their entries in asap to allow time to process them. Closing date is this coming Wednesday May 8th and events take place on Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th May, starting at 11am each day. Please check the timetable of events, which you will find on the sidebar of our website www.greystonesac.com and put your entry in early. You will find the entry form on our website also and entries must be submitted by Wednesday at the very latest.
TRAINING ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE EASTER HOLIDAYS
As per text, due to the very poor attendance during school breaks, we are not holding training for the 5-6pm or 6-7pm groups during the Easter holidays, These groups will return to training on Tues. 30th Apr. Training for our 7-8.30pm groups will go ahead as usual except on Fri.19th Apr. as we have arranged a training day for Friday. You can get details of Friday’s session at training or contact Theresa.
There is a lot of News & Information in this, so members are asked to please read to the end!
ATTENDANCE AT TRAINING
A number of athletes have had very poor attendance recently and should note the club rule, 'Athletes who don't attend for three weeks or more without contacting us re injury/illness, are deemed to have left the club'. Places are then given to those on our waiting list & those who wish to return will have to go back on to the waiting list.
Great to see so many athletes make it back to training last week and we hope you are all going to keep up your attendance level in the future, as attendance levels were very poor indeed during November and December. We don’t expect to be notified every time an athlete has to miss training, but we remind everyone that athletes who go missing for more than 3 weeks without contacting us are deemed to have left the club and places are passed on to those next on the waiting list.