England Athletics Chief Executive Chris Jones and Chair of the East Midlands Council David Lodwick recently visited Saffron AC.
As part of their visit to the club at their Saffron Lane Athletics Stadium base in Leicester they presented the club with a certificate in recognition of being nominated in Club of the Year category in the 2018 England Athletics regional awards.
Chris and David were able to watch training in progress and meet some of the athletes and volunteers who are essential to the activities of the club.
Having been founded in 2012 Saffron AC is one of the newer clubs in the England Athletics family.
Chris commented, “It was insightful and humbling, as ever, to witness first-hand the hard work and dedication of volunteers at one of our newer member clubs.
“The warm atmosphere and buzz amongst club athletes and members at Saffron Lane AC was clearly evident on what was a cold training night and it was good to see so many track and field disciplines being coached to a range of ages.
“It was clear that the club has come a long way in its short history and with more than 150 members the future looks extremely bright for Saffron AC.
“I would like to thank all the hardworking volunteers at the club for all that they do for our great sport and for making us all feel welcome on our visit.”