Registration: The 2020 registration evening for both the Juvenile and Little Athletics groups takes place on Friday January 10th at 7pm in the Mall. New members welcome. Our Little Athletics programme is for all children aged 6-8 and focuses on introducing the fundamentals of athletic movement in a fun, exciting and non-competitive environment. The first session for the Juvenile and Little Athletics groups will be on Friday January 17th. For all Under 18 members, the annual membership fees remain the same as 2019. One child: €25. Two children in same family: €50. Three children in same family: €60. Four children in same family: €70. The link for the pre-registration form, which parents are requested to complete on behalf of their child, has been posted onto our website, Facebook page and the group text. Completing this form in advance of January 10th will greatly help speed up the registration process.
Senior Registration: The seniors registration evening also takes place on January 10th in the Mall. The pre-registration form link is available on our website and Facebook page and is to be completed by existing senior members and those interested in joining as senior members. Club senior membership for the year remains at €30. We are always looking for new members and now is a great time to consider joining the club. Avail of top class coaching, have fun and benefit from training in a group environment. Come along to our registration evening for more information.
Fundraiser Raffle: Thank you to all individuals and businesses who have purchased tickets so far for the draw to raise funds for our proposed indoor facility. Tickets are still available from club members and can be purchased on our website www.longfordac.com. Be in with a chance to win the €20,000 first prize! The details of the draw’s date will be announced soon.
Awards Night: Details of our annual awards night will be announced in next week’s notes. This event will recognise the excellent achievements of our juvenile and senior athletes in 2019.
Festive Roundup: The Christmas road racing period was a busy one with the annual MS Christmas Day Run, Shane Brennan 5k and the Ardagh Challenge taking place locally. Well done to all from Longford AC who competed. The club was well represented in each event and some podium finishes as well as age category wins were recorded. Many thanks to all the race organisers and those who helped in any way. On the track, Sarah McPhillips was the club’s sole entrant at the North West Games in AIT on December 28th. Sarah continued her good form with a time of 8.53 in the under 16 girls 60m.