Four of Bury AC’s trustees, Mark Granby, Roger Morley, John Conroy and Byron Edwards, travelled to Ewood Park in Blackburn to receive the award as the club was chosen as runner up in the club of the year category. The citation read:

“A friendly and inclusive club supported by wonderful volunteers. The two most significant achievements in the last 12 months have been the resurfaced track and upgraded jumping and throwing facilities, and the achievement of the Club Standards. . The club’s committee have worked hard to achieve all seven Club Standards as a commitment to making the experience of their members fun and safe. Achieving TrackMark accreditation for the club facilities has allowed the club to host local league competitions – the move to charity status has allowed the club to employ groundstaff to ensure the facilities are well looked after.

The club has worked hard to develop its coaches and officials to support athletes and local competitions. The club also work with local charities and schools to widen the participation in athletics and sport in the area. It is the energy and drive of trustees, committee members, coaches, officials and volunteers that makes Bury AC special.”

This is great recognition for the club and all the wonderful volunteers who make it happen!