The City of Stoke Athletic Club was formed in November 1955 with
the aim of promoting and encouraging cross country, road running
and track and field athletics. The last 45 years have seen many
flashes of brilliance from one of the strongest all round
athletic clubs in the UK.
made rapid progress during its early years with members
achieving many county, area and national honours. These included
Trevor Burton (pole vault), Alan Dean (800m) and John Jackson
(Steeplechase). Roy Fowler won the National Cross Country and
was World Cross Country champion in 1963. In 1969 a merger took
place with North Staffs and Stone Harriers. In the 1970s notable
team wins included the National Senior Men's Cross Country, the
National 6 Stage Road Relay and National Sprint Relay
1980s saw the emergence of track internationals such as Clifton
Bradeley (UK indoor Mile record) and Martin Briggs (400m
hurdles). In 1985 the club moved to a new track at Northwood
close to the City Centre in Hanley. In the early 1990s both
men's and lady's senior teams gained promotion back to the
National Track and Field leagues. The senior men also returned
to the top flight in the Birmingham Cross Country League.
recently competition at the highest level has brought
international vests for Rob
Whalley and Emma Ward
(Middle Distance). In 1999 our boys and youths won the National
City of Stoke Athletic Club and Northwood Stadium continue to
provide a coaching centre of excellence.
Track and Field events such as the Decathlon, Pole Vault, Hammer
and Jumps see many internationals training regularly with our coaches. If you
would like to be part of our future don't hesitate to contact
out the City of Stoke AC cheerleading team!