SPORT: L-R Training partner Brett Fisk with Port Adelaide
Athletic Club sprinter Lyall Weir.
Port Athletics Club numbers dwindling
by Tim Williams
8 Nov 2011
PORT Adelaide Athletic Club is at risk of losing its affiliation with Athletics SA due to a lack of competing members and is calling for new blood.
Port has no more than eight athletes set to compete at Santos Stadium this summer, down from 17 in 2009/10, and well short of Athletics SA’s (ASA) minimum of 30 needed for the club to vie for league points.
ASA has given Port and other struggling clubs a maximum of two years to reach 15 competing members - meaning financial members with ASA who compete at Santos Stadium - or risk losing affiliation with the association.
Port’s athletes would then have to join other clubs or register as individual athletes.
Port sprinter and regular competitor Lyall Weir, a Bay Sheffield semi-finalist in 2007, said the club’s competitive numbers were so low that sometimes he was left to train by himself.
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