In 2013 we introduced the BASC Bursary Scheme designed to make awards to coaches and officials using the donations given to the supporters club by members. The initial bursary scheme was communicated via an article in Athletics Weekly and a notice at the annual Officials conference, which led to applications to the scheme. Four applications were approved by the Committee during the first year...
Jackie is BASC's subscriptions secretary and is involved in other admin tasks. Jackie, a former IT specialist, lives in Chelmsford and supports Southend United and Essex CCC. She is an ardent athletics fan, with very happy memories of Dean Macey's decathlon gold performance in the 2006 Commonwealth Games. Jackle has been to most major championships since Sydney 2000, but she particularly enjoys the Gotzis weekend.
Jillian is responsible for the financial aspects of the Club as Treasurer. Jillian is a Chartered Accountant working in the West Midlands. Her earliest sporting memories are those of Munich Olympics with Marc Spitz, Mary Peters and Olga Korbut. Jillian particularly enjoys the indoor season and the European/world indoor championships both for the variety of event and the proximity of the action. Super Saturday at the Olympics 2012 however remains her best athletic memory.
Retired company secretary John is the Chairman of BASC. John lives in Newport, Wales where he is the treasurer of four organisations and a director of Newport Live which controls sporting facilities including the National Velodrome. John loves watching athletics, particularly at the NIA and the Olympic Stadium. He enjoys great individual performances but also the buzz of so many events going on at the same time. He also enjoys a round of golf.
A talented middle distance youth runner, Marc’s BASC role is to help the Club build relationships with International and National Federations / Major Events/OCs, and assist with marketing. Marc plays a leading role in sports sponsorship as Director The Sports Consultancy ,in the past spearheading successful corporate sponsorship for Glasgow 2014 and now back leading on British Athletics sponsorship as well as on their major event programme ie London 2017, IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 and European Indoor Championships 2019. Marc brought in Muller to the Sport.
He has also been involved in politics, standing in the 2015 General Election, and presents a sports show on hospital radio. Marc, married with three children, lives in Richmond/Twickenham, and still finds time for his Athletics Club (The world’s oldest), Thames Hare and Hounds. Marc is also Vice Chair of London Youth Games and brought in their long term sponsors Balfour Beatty and Thames Water.
Retired general manager Philip handles overseas liaison for the supporters club. Living in Sheffield, Philip enjoys theatre and chamber music concerts as well as live sport. He is involved in rugby union at Rotherham. Philip was a harrier at youth level, and now enjoys holidaying while taking in live athletics. His highlight was Rudisha's world record in the London 2012 final, followed by eight athletes with personal best performances. Philip is also involved with two charities and a credit union.
Richard lives in Market Harborough, Leicestershire. Now retired, Richard was part time financial controller for a small manufacturer, having previously retired from his role as events manager at a major UK bank. Richard is responsible for BASC bursary awards and for organising the club's Annual Dinner weekend. He enjoys the competition of athletics, and is himself a road runner having completed 24 marathons and 100th half-marathons. Richard is a keen photographer and enjoys fine wine and dining.