Melvyn quickly got involved with coaching, officiating and administration and was the club’s vertical jumps coach for many years. His administrative duties in the Club included being Track and Field Secretary and also the League Secretary of the Avon League for many years. He was a valued part of the Wiltshire AA and did the entries for their County Championships.
He was always very friendly and approachable to both athletes and parents and supportive of all athletes whatever their events. Nothing was too much trouble and he regularly took on new responsibilities when required. Even when his health began to deteriorate, he would always struggle to get to meetings and sit for hours on end with stopwatch in hand, whatever the weather.
His dedication to athletics is the reason that as a Club we would like to honour his involvement by presenting the Melvyn Potter award annually to a club member that shows the qualities that he held so dear.
Any club member who has shown outstanding performances or improvement in the past year potentially in the face of adversity or hardship. The member should be respected by their fellow team members and a role model for their training groups and younger athletes. The nominee should be regarded as a great ambassador for the club.
Nominations are accepted from the coaches or members of the club for persons who they consider deserve recognition in showing these qualities.
Justification should be given with all nominations.
The winner of the award will receive trophy and a year’s free membership to the club.
*excludes wind assisted or indoor performances. Results from P010 (2005 onwards) & TBAC Archivist Melvyn Potter pre2005.
Queries or amendments can be sent here under subject ‘Club Records’
U11 and Senior records to be added at a later date.