HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE FROM GREYSTONES AC!
Groups 1 & 2, the 7-8.30pm groups, will return to normal training tomorrow night Wed 2nd Jan, with all the younger groups starting back on Tues 8th Jan.
We have arranged a special training session, which is open to all athletes from U12 up, and will concentrate on jumps, hurdles, sprints/relays and shot putt in preparation for the forthcoming Indoor season. This session will take place on Thurs 3rd Jan from 1-3pm. If any coaches are available to help, it would be greatly appreciated!
Our Sunday run is in Shanganagh Park this week. Meet outside the soccer clubhouse at 9.45am…..ready to run by 10 sharp. Please make an effort to get there, as this is a crucial part of the training week!
LEINSTER STAR AWARDS
Congratulations to Greystones athletes, Lynda Earls and Jamie Cullen who won the 2012 Leinster Juvenile Star Awards for Wicklow. They will receive their awards on Sat. evening 5th Jan. at the Seven Oaks in Carlow.
WICKLOW STAR AWARDS
Congratulations also to Greystones athletes Ara Freeman & Conor Dempsey U14-16, Pippa Rogan & Stephen Rice U16-19 and Caoimhe Basquille Junior, who won Wicklow Star Awards for 2012. The Wicklow Star Awards will be presented on Fri 11th Jan. at the Greystones Tennis Club at 8pm. We also have athletes receiving awards from the Fit4Life League on the night. As everyone is welcome to this event, we look forward to seeing lots of our athletes there supporting our winners.
COUNTY MASTERS XC
The Wicklow Masters XC Championships take place in Shangannagh Park on Sun next 6th Jan at 11am. Open to all registered athletes aged 35 and over. Please let Theresa know (0868635797) if you intend to compete, as we will be trying to field club teams.
Our Sportshall competition will take place on Sun 13th Jan in the Community Hall at Shoreline swimming pool from 2.30-5.30pm. Open to all athletes up to U15 in 2013. Teams will be made up on the day! Lots of help will be needed for this one, so if you are available, please let us know. Help from our older athletes is invaluable for this event, so please let us know if you can come along and help.
LEINSTER JUN/SEN XC + XC RELAYS
The last of the Leinster XC events takes place on Sun. 20th Jan. in Ballyroan, Co Laois, with relays for U12 (4 x 250m), U14/16 (4 x 500m) and Junior (U17-20) and Senior races. Reminder that all athletes have now moved up an age group and this year the relays are also 2013 ages this year. All athletes interested in competing should get their names to Theresa by Wed Jan 9th latest. We will make up as many teams as possible. No late entries are accepted.
A big Thank You to all who supported the Solstice Mile on Fri 21st Dec. We made €342 for the Wicklow Hospice Fund.
All club athletes now need to renew their registration for 2013, irregardless of how long they have been registered with the club. We will take registrations on Tues Jan 15th from 5 - 8.30pm, Wed Jan 16th from 6-7pm only and Fri Jan 18th from 6.00 – 8.00pm. Registrations will only be taken at these times and will be done in the room behind the Reception area at the track. They should not be handed in to the Shoreline centre at any other time and cannot be accepted by the coaches on the track.
HELP NEEDED URGENTLY
We have a good number of committed coaches helping out, but we really need more help, so please call Theresa 0868635797 if you can spare an hour a week or even every other week. We promise not to throw you in at the deep end. New recruits work with one of our experienced coaches and we also send them on a short coaching course. Ideally, we would love to have two coaches with each of the younger groups, at all sessions. This can be a great way to get involved with your children’s sport and can be very rewarding as you watch the athletes progress.
The club coaches and officers would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year!