South East Regional Council

Council Members

  • Mike Neighbour – Chair
  • Keith May
  • David Millett
  • David Ralph
  • Alun Williams
  • Alan Vincent

Clubs

Mike Neighbour is the appointed member responsible for clubs in the South East, you can contact him via south-east-council-clubs@englandathletics.org

An indifferent sprinter in the 1960s Mike moved into sprint coaching in the 1970s. The 1980s was the period he joined the running boom. Mike has undertaken a variety of roles for Aldershot Farnham & District AC, ranging from men’s Southern and National League team manager secretary and currently Chairman. The first event Mike organised was “The West Ham 8” while at University, since then he has continued organising road races as well as cross country and Track and Field, the event he is proudest of is the Southern Road Relays run on the course set by Mike 27 year ago.

Over the last 30 years Mike held posts on Southern and National bodies. Having been director of The AAA, SEAA and the London Marathon. As a member of Southern Road Running Committee Mike was team manager of the Southern Road Running Team. Having retired he currently officiates at local events as Marksman and is Chairman of the English Road Running Association as well as Chairman of the South East Region Council.

Coaching

David Millett is the appointed member responsible for coaching in the South East, you can contact him via south-east-council-coaching@englandathletics.org

David is a member and Club Secretary of Milton Keynes AC. David holds various qualifications; Event Group Coach for Sprints and Hurdles, Level 3 Coaching Young Athletes; Level 2 Track Judge and Level 1 Starter/Assistant Starter. His main focus is as Head Coach of Youth Development at MMKAC and he coaches youth development activities and multi-events most days.

David’s other related roles are: England Athletics Tutor on Coaching Assistant courses and Leading Athletics workshops; workshop leader on Movement Skills workshops, Youth Development workshops and Hurdles on Regional Technical Days; Vice Chair of the More Bucks Network; Mentor on Leap (Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Sports Partnership) grassroots and Talent Foundation programmes.

David’s main motivation in becoming a Councillor was to promote best practice in coaching and improve support to coaches trying to develop themselves. David’s regular engagement with many coaches, from many clubs, enables him to understand and garner feedback on the issues they face.

Officials

Alan Vincent is the appointed member responsible for officials in the South East, you can contact him via south-east-council-officials@englandathletics.org

Alan is a Life Vice President of Banbury Harriers AC, for which club he used to run, mainly cross country and road races. Alan is a Level 4 Official and officiates at all levels, including schools and disability athletics. Alan currently chairs the national peer groups meeting and he is a member of the UKA Technical Advisory Group. In addition to this Alan is County Officials Secretary for Oxfordshire AA and was Chair of the Southern Tri-Regional Officials Group (ELSE) until 2017, the South East COfSec group and North Oxfordshire Schools AA. Alan is also a course tutor for Level 2 Timekeeping courses.

Alan’s love for the sport means he is keen to contribute to working on the continuing improvement of its governance.