End of an era

A highly successful local sports club closed its door early this year. In February, Bridgnorth Athletics Club’s committee announced that the club, which was English Athletics Club of the Year in 2016, will not continue after Sunday 31 March.

The Club issued the following statement: ‘Following a recent EGM, an appeal was made for volunteers to join the committee and to coach. Unfortunately, no volunteers have come forward to take on the running of the Club. Therefore, steps are now being taken to wind up the Club, and to help members to transfer their membership to another local clubs.’

Long-time chair Stuart Hamilton adds, “This is a very sad day for the club, which has existed since the 1990s and has provided a safe and enjoyable home for the children and young adults of the area to get introduced to, grow into, enjoy and for some excel at athletics.

“I’m sad for our members that we can cannot continue, and wish to thank all athletes, volunteers, committee members, officials and coaches for their service and support over the years. I only hope that those who wish to continue in the sport will find a place to do so. We’ll do our best to help in that respect.”

Pictured: Happier days – young members of Bridgnorth Athletics Club display their medals at 2017’s County Championships

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