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.

Announcement: Trail Run Series Presentation.

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Trail Run Series Presentation 2021

Trail Run Series Presentation 2021

Presentation Evening Please join us on the 5th May 2021 for this year's Trail Run Series presentation. During the evening we will be handing out prizes and T-Shirts. There will also be a light buffet and the chance to browse the club photo albums. This is also an...

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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.

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3 weeks ago
Moira Hall

Round 3 of the Dave Philips series is this Friday the 9 th of July same time and place hope you can all come. ... See MoreSee Less

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See you all there 😊

4 weeks ago

The best turn out of younger athletes we have had for some time at the island champs, lots of medals and pbs won.
I took loads of photos which can be found in the albums section on the Isle of Man Athletics page but here is a little collage I’ve just put together of western juniors from over the weekend xx
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The best turn out of younger athletes we have had for some time at the island champs, lots of medals and pbs won. 
I took loads of photos which can be found in the albums section on the Isle of Man Athletics page but here is a little collage I’ve just put together of western juniors from over the weekend xx

Comment on Facebook

Your photos are great Claire. Thank you for your time and effort. As an ex athletics photographer I know exactly how much time is spent reviewing and uploading. It’s great to have a record of the day x

This is ace Claire! X

Thank you Claire Turner! We have some gorgeous photos of our girls doing what they love, we really appreciate it 🥰 xx

And a big thank you from us too, some fantastic photos of Mollie and Billy! It’s been a fab weekend, Mollie and Billy loved it, and it’s great to have these photos to look back on 😊

Love this! Look at all those ace WAC stars 🌟! Thank you Claire!

Well done 👍

Great pictures Claire 👍xx

Thank you so much Claire!x

Lovely pics Claire, more for the club albums xx

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4 weeks ago

There will be training at QE2 tomorrow morning at 10.15am. All ages welcome. However this week there I will Not be putting on any other sessions . Monday is Tynwald Day and Tuesday is my daughters 40th Birthday . Thanks Di ... See MoreSee Less

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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.