Success for Carrick Aces Athletic Club at National Awards.

There was great excitement at the Athletics Ireland National Awards as Carrick Aces were awarded the National title of Development Club of the Year 2019. The award is a recognition of the hard work of the committee, coaches, athletes, parents, helpers and all involved in the club and a great achievement for the club which has grown in numbers by over 40% in the last two years.

Over the last 30 years the club has evolved from a small initial number of 12 athletes to having a thriving juvenile and senior membership of over 440 athletes. Over the last few years there has been a great increase in the number of our athletes representing the club at various local, provincial and national events and we have seen some great performances and plenty of silverware.

However the club is about supporting all athletes of every level and providing encouragement to every athlete to be the best they can. We have been able to do this as a lot of our coaches and helpers have upskilled to achieve this goal. Further to this we have linked in the secondary schools to share our expertise in field events and encourage teenagers to keep in sports.