Radley's annual presentation evening took place on Friday 24 January. A packed Drayton Village Hall saw the club's awards presented to a large number of award winners; these included both performance trophies and also other types of awards including well-deserved recognition of our valuable volunteers.
We were privileged to have GB athlete Greg Thompson present the awards. Greg is currently GB No.1 and 4th on the GB all-time list for discus. He gave a short, inspirational talk which focussed on the importance of the Club environment as athletes grow and develop ... as well as shamelessly promoting his own event of course! Discus remains one of the lower profile Track & Field events, mainly due to lack of media coverage. Greg was very encouraging to the younger athletes and had time of a bit of a giggle with others! He finished with the obligatory autographs.
All the award winners are listed on this page: https://radleyathletic.club/club-awards and are shown in this picture.
Well done all!
It was great to see so many athletes of all ages there, as well as parents, friends and coaches, to help celebrate the achievements of our athletes and the club. Feedback has been very positive and we are therefore very pleased that people enjoyed the evening.
I’d personally like to thank Annalise who did the majority of the organisation for the event - she’s an absolute star working tirelessly behind the scenes.
On the Saturday afterwards, Greg did a technical discus session with the club's discus throwers. He was at Tilsley Park for over 3 hours! Here he is showing Adam Chesterman some technical improvements.
Kay Reynolds (Chairperson)