Welcome to the Committee
The Committee is elected each year at the AGM which is usually in the Spring. However, to support the committee we are always looking for volunteers to help with the tasks involved in running the Club, everything from taking minutes and helping out at events to updating the website and, more obviously, coaching and officiating.
The Club is committed to supporting volunteers and will assist in any training and development needed – volunteering is very rewarding and the Club will help with your development to make it even more enjoyable. Most Committee members are, or have been, parents of young athletes in the Club and/or athletes themselves so please don’t feel that you will not have the necessary skills to offer – you definitely will, and the club will help you develop should you wish. If you think you could spare a few hours or perhaps more and you’d like to get involved just speak to one of the committee members or coaches.
Committee Membership as of 8th November 2017
Chairman: Paul Baxter
Vice Chairman: Don McMillan
Treasurer: Mike Raynes
Secretary: Jonathon Sewell
Membership Secretary: Paul Goble
Disability Representative: Hannah Reeder
Welfare Officer: Joanne McPherson
Committee Members: Ruth Brandon, Richard Smith
York Schools Network
As part of our continuing vision of raising the awareness of athletics in the community and more specifically our assumed duty of pro-actively engaging with the schools networks, the Club gives a direct grant to the York Schools Network. This is detailed in the above plan but essentially it enables the Network to deliver athletics taster sessions direct to schools and also signpost young athletes to the Club. The grant we give to the network fulfils a large part of the commitment we (willingly) gave to the City of York Council as part of the agreements for the new stadium and is also a transparent use of the grant monies the Club received from the Council at that time. The various committees over a number of years have reviewed this arrangement annually and remain convinced that it is an important part of the Club’s role in the community.
The Network (not the Club) engages and pays the coach delivering the schools sessions but as part of the agreement the Club has specified that the coach must be an active volunteer and that both the Network and Club must agree on the coach/coaches. In accordance with the agreement, the Network also pays the coach to attend agreed club nights and act as a visible link between the schools sessions and the Club.
The York School Sports Network Development plan for 2017 – 2020 is documented here