A proposal that clubs in the Liverpool and District area form a track and field league next year has been accepted in principal by the local committee of the Northern Counties A.A.
Anyone with ideas on the subject is invited to attend a meeting on October 2nd when it is suggested, divisions will be formed so that men and women can be accommodated in all age groups.
One advantage of this form of competition is that there will be separate trophies for each age section, so that a club which is only strong in one of these groups will still retain an interest although perhaps not contending for the amalgamated points trophy.
This year has been the fourth of a five-year plan to build up Wallasey Athletic Club with the depth of numbers needed if national status is to be reached. Only five years ago W.A.C. had difficulty in raising six runners for a senior tea, whilst the junior section was almost non-existent, and the youths and boys sections were looking for races where there was only four to count.
This winter the club will be able to field a dozen seniors and although the junior section is still weak. There are two team of youths ready to move up next year in support of the seniors whilst the boys section is looking very healthy with both depth and talent abundant.
Every effort must be made to keep a steady stream of youngsters coming into the club with the object of running at least three teams in each age group.
Such numbers will need supervision and ex-members, parents, or in fact any adult with an interest in physical fitness, to contact C. W. Gee, 78 King Street, Wallasey (NEW 5129) who will be pleased to give advice.
The club will hold what is probably the last A.G.M. in the present building next Friday, September 22nd, at 8 p.m. prompt.