Comms Express is proud to announce a new association with Chelmsford Athletics Club. Along with donating funds to assist in the day to day running of the club, we are dedicated to fundraising and raising awareness for our local teams. The volunteers at Chelmsford Athletics Club work hard to keep the club open for aspiring athletics of all disciplines.
The partnership money will be used in several ways:
- Put towards new specialist equipment
- Help fund transport to athletics meets
- Hire and train new coaches and track officials
- Help the day-to-day running of the club.
Comms Express are also helping to set up security cameras for the club, giving them security inside and outside of their clubhouse. The cameras have been kindly donated by Trendnet.
“We’re very excited to be working with Chelmsford Athletics Club” explains Justin Ellis, Director at Comms Express. “Their dedication to the community, as well as their ambition, is second to none”
“We’ve always admired the work of Chelmsford Athletics Club,” says Andy Boyce, Director “The volunteers do an amazing job all year round.”
About Chelmsford Athletics Club
Chelmsford Athletics Club was formed in 1934. Members regularly met at the Cock & Bell Pub in Writtle. Since then, the club has grown from strength to strength. They are now based in the Chelmsford Sport and Athletics Centre, with their own clubhouse, indoor training facility and outdoor track area.
The club is run entirely by Volunteers. They use funding and donations to keep the club running.
The clubhouse, extended in 1989 with funds by Marks & Spencer and renovated in 2017 with the help of a grant from Sport England, has been home to some of Essex’s top Athletes. Many of Chelmsford Athletics Club’s young members appear at the top of their age groups, and the club is constantly winning trophies. Chelmsford are the holders of the Anna Neagle Championship Points Trophy – a title they have held for 4 years in a row. The Hall of Fame includes Louise Miller and Keith Cullen, who competed at the 1980s and 2000 Olympic Games, respectively. In the current team is a 17-year-old pole vaulter who is ranked 2nd in the UK.
“We have a nice family feel here,” says John Weir, Club Chairman. “We currently have three generations of one family who have all trained with the club. The father is still involved in the club as a volunteer.”
Chelmsford Athletics Club is a cornerstone of the community too. They aim to support children from all backgrounds, with funding available to help buy specialist equipment. Sport helps young people grow, teaching discipline and focus.
“When athletes start, they work hard and achieve their own personal bests. They also get to see older athletes going faster or jumping higher.” John explains. “It gives children motivation and goal.”
Supporting Chelmsford Athletics Club
Comms Express is dedicated to supporting Chelmsford Athletics Club for the foreseeable future. If you wish to join us in supporting the club, there are a variety of ways to do so.
- Support the club with Easy Fundraising.
- Join the 10K Fun Run in Melbourne Park, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 3EH.
- Attend a track meet and cheer them on.
- Volunteer as a coach or track official.
- Hire the clubhouse for corporate events.
Keep an eye on the Comms Blog for more Chelmsford Athletics Club related news!