England Athletics 2009 Award Winners “Junior Club of the Year” – Horwich RMI Harriers & AC


Last night our Club received a highly prestigious award from England Athletics at the Hall of Fame Awards in Birmingham in front of many famous Athletes and Coaches.

We were awarded “Junior Club of the Year” for 2009 – putting this into context, as I am sure it was said last night, there are 1,300 athletic clubs in England! So this some achievement.

Photos for EA Awards Night 2009

Name Dropping!

Famous people present at the awards included : David Hemery, Steve Backley, Darren Campbell, Christian Malcolm, Jonathan Edwards, Noel Thatcher, George Bunner, Dorothy Tyler and even the daughter of the legendary Harold Abrahams! The chiefs of Engand Athletics and UKA Athletics were there too!

There were too many names to mention.

You can see a report on the website www.englandathletics.org


We would not have received this prestigious award if it had not been for the fantastic support we receive from our “volunteers”, i.e. coaches, officials, administrators, helpers and even “butty-makers” and our own committee.

We must not forget the help and support that is provided by the Horwich and District Primary & Secondary Schools and Bolton Arena for their services. Also, Horwich Rotary, as we must not forget they donated £ 4,000 4 years ago to buy the indoor sportshall equipment (and continue to support us every year!).

If I have forgotten anyone, please forgive me as I am still in shock at our Club receiving such an award.

One thing I must say is that we have the most fantastic young athletes, none better, who continue to amaze us with their enthusiasm for training and great spirit for the sport of athletics. We have great sportsmanship and a willingness to help others as has been shown recently by some of the athletes even becoming Coaches too. Everyone wants to do their best and also wants to help each other which is truly amazing.

On behalf of the Club, a BIG thank you once again and if anyone is interested in our club continuing to get better and better, please let me know. In particular, we are now getting to the stage, where we need more coaches to support our young athletes. So if anyone is interested please let me know or any of our coaches.

Please continue your support. Thanks and well done to the whole of the Club!

Kind regards

Mark Dacre
Junior Coach
Horwich RMI Harriers & AC

PS Dont forget Indoor Sportshall starts next Sunday 18/10/2009 at Blackpool.