Western Athletic Club

Sheshaght Roortaghys Heear

Western Athletic Club is a great club to belong to, with athletes competing both on and off the Island. At the club we have athletes taking part in Track and Field events as well as Walking and Road running. Also X-country through the winter months.

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Club News

WAc 10 Walk and Run Archive ResultsHere's a link to the archieved WAc 10 walk and run race. 

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Club Records

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About Western Athletic Club

Western AC was formed in the spring of 1980. The late Dave Phillips took it upon himself to train children at Long Jump as the then newly built Queen Elizabeth II High School was the only School on the Island with a tartan run-up for the Long Jump.

Due to the enthusiasm and interest and volume of children in the West of the Island it seemed appropriate to start a local Club, realising we had the best facilities for athletics on the Island at that time with the completion of the Queen Elizabeth II High School. These fine facilities became the choice of venue four years later for the first Inter-Island Games.

As Dave waited at the Royal Hotel for the bus to go back to his home in Douglas he came into contact with Brian Maddrell and Gordie Brew.

Over a few pints Western AC was created and the first Committee was made up of: 

Chairman Gordie Brew

Secretary Brian Maddrell

Treasurer Diana Parslow

Committee Ann Maddrell, Doreen Brew, Dave Phillips

In our short existence as a club we have had two Commonwealth Games athletes – Dana Myhill (100 metres) and Martin Aram (High Jump – Manchester 2002) – and Cheryl Done in the Great Britain Bobsleigh Team – Winter Olympics 2002.

Our Inter-Island Games representatives are too numerous to mention, as are our Officials at these events.

It was not unusual to see well over 100 children taking part in the new recreation in the West of the Island and this is still the case during our outdoor Summers sessions on the Q.E.II Sports Fields. We continue to attract growing numbers of children each week at our indoor sessions, despite the increased amount of other sports now available in the West of the Island.

 The Club has steadily grown and entered teams in the Northern Men’s, Northern Ladies and Young Athletes Leagues in England. This, combined with our close association with Sale Harriers three years before the Club was formed, ensured that our members had regular competition off-Island.

 We have been most fortunate over the years to receive sponsorship from all areas of the Community. From the outset our aim has always been to encourage children to enjoy and participate in the sport no matter what their ability.

Keep up to date with what’s going on through our Facebook Group.

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8 hours ago
Moira Hall

Reminder that Rosie will be at the transport museum mill road from 9am tomorrow morning signing runners on for race one of this years Trail run series. If you can help marshal let us know on the day. Have good run all 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Hi Moira, What time does the race start? I though it was 1 but now I’m doubting myself x

1 day ago

Pole vault is on tonight ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Typical!! We are off on holiday for 10 days 🤦🏽‍♀️

2 days ago

Sorry no highjump training tonight to wet and windy see you all on Monday ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago

Hi Folks training is at NSC today at 6pm. 10 yr olds and above are welcome. Cheers Di ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Hi! We were wondering if you ever did a second hand kit type sale for the kids? We’d love Harps to look the part on a Thursday but are reluctant to buy new currently with how much she’s eating currently and our suspicions that she may be about to have a bit of a grow haha. ... See MoreSee Less

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I may have some of the girls stuff still that I can look for. x

Chloe Barlow your hoody?

Oh for context we are looking at 3-4/4-5 for sizing x

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Want to Join The Club?

Membership is renewed every April and includes UKA affiliation fees.

This enables our athletes to compete in the UK and also means that those athletes will be entered into the Power10 rankings. All Athletes who compete off island, membership of UKA is mandatory.