When a ray of sunlight shone on British vaulting: the life of Joe Birkett

An English Championships was held during the 1920s with the primary intention of bolstering the field events which were then so shamefully neglected. Unfortunately, the brave venture was ill-supported and short-lived, lasting only from 1923 to 1925, but there is an intriguing sequel almost a century later. A medal inscribed “Pole Jump St Albans 4th […]

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Wally Bridson with Micheal Rimmer

Walter Bridson

It is with deep regret that Liverpool Pembroke & Sefton report that our former club secretary Walter Bridson died on Saturday 8th December 2018. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time. Wally Bridson: An appreciation  

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Northern Athletics is moving offices

2018 has proved to be a defining year for the future of Northern Athletics with the implementation of our affiliation scheme which has guaranteed us financial stability and sustainability, and 2019 sees the launch of a new and exciting era for the development of athletics in the North. We are extremely grateful to all our […]

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Paul Evenden

Paul Evenden 1965-2018

We recently learned of the death of heavy throws coach Paul Evenden. Paul was a popular person in the Yorkshire and Northern area passing on his great knowledge to many athletes over the years. He will be sadly missed and he has left a big gap in throws coaching in the area. I have added […]

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Malcolm Fletcher, Paul Yates and Findley Galloway

Paul Yates Retires as Secretary of Northern Tri Officials Group

After many years of service as secretary to the Northern Tri Region Officials Group Paul Yates has retired.  At a recent meeting of the Northern Tri-Region Officials’ Group Paul Yates received a thank you award from Malcolm Fletcher and Findley Galloway for his outstanding service as secretary of the group over many years. We wish […]

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