Get involved

The club is run by a team of enthusiastic volunteers. There is always room for more help and your support would be welcome however much time you can commit to.

There are opportunities in many areas, all of which are worthwhile and ultimately contribute to the ongoing success of the club; working as a committee member (see the contact list for the various roles involved), coaching, team management, officiating at meetings, gate cover and ‘other’.

Gate cover involves standing at the track gate during the training sessions and recording the attendance by collecting in the track passes. ‘Other’ mainly covers all the jobs that need doing when we host a home match, e.g. setting up, announcing, registration, first aid, recording the results on a lap-top, providing refreshments for officials and moving hurdles and steeple chase barriers, etc.

Most of the roles can be picked up quickly with on-the-job instruction from an experienced club volunteer.

The more technical roles such as coach, starter, track judge, timekeeper or field judge require training courses which are offered by England Athletics. The club supports candidates for these courses. The course fees and traveling expenses are paid for by the club.

Please contact me if you would like to explore ways in which you could help the club.
I will be happy to discuss the many opportunities that are available.

Peter Crews
(Volunteer Coordinator)



Want to get involved in coaching Athletics?

SMRAC are always in need of coaches and volunteers to get involved with the coaching setup.
You could already be a qualified athletics coach, you could be an enthusiastic parent or you could be looking for a way to get involved in a community-based club.

(You dont need to be a qualified coach to get involved with coaching Athletics. SMRAC have setup a coach training program that runs alongside the athletics training.)

If you want more info or want to get involved, please contact Coaching Co-ordinator Gerard Williams


Volunteer Roles 

Chairman Filled
Vice Chairman Filled
Secretary Filled
Membership Secretary Filled
Child Welfare Officers (2) Filled, assistance appreciated
Treasurer Filled
Volunteer Coordinator Filled, assistance appreciated
Social Events Secretary Filled
Men’s Ranking Compiler Filled
Women’s Ranking Compiler Filled
Kit Manager Filled
Gate Cover Coordinator Filled, assistance appreciated
Webmaster Filled
Website Technical Person Filled
Publicity Officer Vacant
Photographers Contributions appreciated
Coaching Manager Filled
Sprints Coordinator Filled
Throws Coordinator Filled
Jumps Coordinator Filled
Distance Coordinator Filled
Junior Coaching Coordinator Filled
Coaches for Adults – all athletic disciplines More required
Coaches for Young Athletes – all athletic disciplines More required
Coaching Development Officer Filled
Sprints Race Mentor Filled, assistance appreciated
Satellite Clubs Filled
Minis Filled
Team Management
Southern Athletics League T&F – Men Filled, assistance appreciated
Southern Athletics League T&F – Women Filled, assistance appreciated
Rosenheim League T&F – Men Filled
Rosenheim League T&F – Women Filled
Veterans Filled, assistance appreciated
Youth Development League T&F (U17& U20) Filled, assistance appreciated
Youth Development League T&F (U13& U15) Filled, assistance appreciated
Metropolitan Cross Country League (all teams) Filled, assistance appreciated
Meeting organiser Vacant
Officials Secretary Filled, assistance appreciated
Starter More required
Assistant Starter More required
Timekeeper More required
Track Judges More required
Field Judges More required
Announcer More required
First Aider More required
Administration; Registration, etc More required
Results Recorder More required
Refreshments More required