Athletics In The South-West

Describing the sport of Athletics
in Avon, Cornwall, Devon,
Dorset, Gloucestershire,
Somerset and Wiltshire.

EA South-West Council Members

Current members of the South-West Council are:

  • Keith Reed (Chair) E-mail
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    • Keith has served on the SW Council as both a co-opted member and an elected member. He is a club secretary, coach and National technical official. He has been representing the SW council on the tri-regional officials group for a number of years, and has tried to develop opportunities for SW officials in that time.
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  • Mo Pearson (Coaching and Schools portfolio) E-mail
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    • Mo is a former teacher of physical education and present secretary & team manager for Cornwall Schools. She has worked as a community athletics coach for the County Sports Partnership and is a level 4 coach of heavy throws and member of the National Coach Development Programme. Mo was a co-opted member of the SW Athletics Council with portfolios for Education & Athletic Networks and in 2015 became an elected member, holding the portfolio for coaching.
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  • Sonya Ellis (Clubs portfolio) E-mail. Biographical Information (external site).
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  • Tony Gale (Road Running and Networks portfolio) E-mail
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    • Tony has been an active competitor on the road running scene for over 30 years and continues to race over distances ranging from 5k to marathons. He is a Run Britain Event Adjudicator, the Vice Chair of South West Road Runners and the Chair of the InStep Devon network. In the latter role, he has been particularly active in developing and supporting RunTogether groups to boost participation in the sport.
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  • Richard Llewellyn-Eaton (Cross Country portfolio) E-mail
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  • David Cooke (Track and Field portfolio) E-mail
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    • David has been involved in local club athletics since 1971 when he joined Yeovil Olympiads (YOAC) as a schoolboy. He was club captain for several years. Running the 400 metres, he won South-West Inter-Counties on three occasions in the 1970s, and was captain of athletics at Bristol University in that period. After a period of road running in Yorkshire during the 1980s, where he was working at the time, he returned to the South-West in 1990. Rejoining YOAC, he achieved some success at the Masters level, achieving fifth place at the 2001 World Championships over 400 metres. From the early nineties, he joined the committee of the Somerset County Athletic Association, and became honorary Secretary of the Association in 2000, still holding that post. He took over the administration of the County website in 2002. He became Championship Secretary for track and field matters in 2004. He was divisional secretary for the South West Athletics League for a number of years.
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  • Graham Berry (Officials Portfolio) E-mail
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    • When Graham retired from running he was already helping my old club through Team Managing, Coaching and Officiating. As well as this he was also a Divisional Secretary in the Southern Menís League for 20+ years, this also involved in the latter years attending the national fixture meetings. Currently Graham is on the Devon County Committee and one of the Devon XC Team Managers. His roles within North Devon Athletic Club are Vice Chair , Membership Secretary , Team Manager for the Southern Athletic League, and Track Official. Also on the Track Committee and chair of the Trust Committee. He is an assistant coach for the 8-11year olds on a Monday and Thursday evening. Graham was awarded the England Athletics Regional Awards 2016 South West Official of the Year.
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  • Brian Baker (South-West Schools Representative) E-mail
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  • John Deaton (Co-opted member) E-mail
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    • John's competitive career can be best described as "Never Mind The Quality, Feel The Width". John has been Secretary of two athletic clubs, and has been a Club and County Women's Team Manager. He is a regular Field Referee, and has been General Secretary and Webmaster of the Avon Athletic Association since 2010: he is also Webmaster of this site.



Sections of This Site:

South-West Counties

This will direct you to the websites of the seven South-West Counties and of the corresponding County Schools Associations


The EA South-West Council

What it does for athletes, coaches, officials, etc.; Who currently serves on it.


South-West Championships

Details of the Championships which the South-West Council organises or manages.


Other SW Competitions

Information about other competitions available to athletes in the area.


Other SW News

Other aspects of athletics in the area; Information links.