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Vale Royal Athletic Club

Neil Says Bye To The Club

Jumps Coach Neil Templeman has left the club after 14 years of voluntary coaching to pursue a job as head athletics coach with Manchester City Council, moving to Manchester to live.

Neil is taking a year out from coaching athletics after 14 consistent years of coaching jumps and is not joining any other athletics club as he wants to concentrate on his new job.  Neil is currently doing a Masters Degree in Sports Coaching at Loughborough University which is time consuming and requires constant study.

Neil has very happy memories of the club and has really enjoyed working with athletes and coaches at the club in many different areas and feels that the club is the best in Cheshire in terms of the development the club is undergoing.  Neil had intended to stay at the club, however, the travelling from the middle of Manchester to get to the club was too stressful and therefore the decision was taken to leave the club.

Neil would like to thank in particular Shaun McGrath and Harry Evans for their constant support over the many years in many different areas.

Neil also created the original web site and was web site editor for five years, before the new editor Steve Collier started his new role this month.