Wirral Athletic Club, Merseyside

Wirral Athletic Club has been established since 1911 and is now the largest athletic club on the Wirral peninsula with a current membership of just over 400. The Wirral lies between the River Mersey and the River Dee in the North West of England. The club is based at the Oval Sports Centre in Bebington, which has an eight lane all-weather track with supporting facilities. Our club rooms are based in the Gatehouse at the front of the Oval.

All Club officers, coaches and other helpers are volunteers, the Club is registered as a Community Amateur Sports Clubs with HMRC (No. CH10626).

Club Facilities:

  • 8 Lane Floodlit All Weather Synthetic Track
  • All Field Event Disciplines Catered For with Good Supply Of Equipment For All Ages
  • Graded Club Coaches in all disciplines
  • Club Leagues/Races Throughout The Year
  • Club House With Mens And Ladies Changing Rooms
  • Club Meeting Room
  • Friendly And Fun Atmosphere
  • Social Events


Wirral AC Established since 1911.

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About Us
Most athletic clubs are founded by dissatisfied members of an existing club and Wirral AC is no exception. The existing club in this case was West Cheshire Harriers, which, it should be said, has no connection with today’s West Cheshire A C.The source of the dissatisfaction was a dispute which had rumbled on for years at national level between the AAA and the National Cyclists Union about the the promotion of running events involving professional athletes by the NCU. This came to a head in 1910 resulting in the formation of a new athletic organisation, the National Athletic Union mainly involving Northern clubs and promoters, whose aim was to control both amateurs and professionals. The breakaway group who formed Wirral AC were supporters of this movement as the flyleaf of the first minute book proclaims.At first committee meeting on Oct 11th 1911, the Honorary Secretary, Frank Lathom, was elected to be the club’s representative on the NAU. Clubmark_logo_2clr_rgb_webHowever within a few months, following secret negotiations, the AAA and the NCU settled their differences and with this agreement the support for the NAU evaporated.