SOLIHULL AND SMALL HEATH ATHLETIC CLUB

SOLIHULL AND SMALL HEATH ATHLETIC CLUB

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Sadly Mike passed away late on Sunday 4th December at the Marie Curie home in Solihull.

 

Mike was an ardent supporter of athletics for many years; during this time he clearly enjoyed bringing on young athletes, many of whom have expressed a contribution to their lives beyond the bounds of athletics.  Throughout his career he was a key member of Solihull & Small Heath AC, serving in many roles as well as the High Jump coach.  He formed the well renowned Solihull High Jump Group in 1982 which ran for 32 years.  Mike coached 21 athletes that enjoyed an international career in the sport at both junior and senior levels. He coached 131 young high jumpers who made 246 appearances at English Schools Athletics Championships. He was also a mentor to 26 new High Jump coaches and was the UK Athletics National High Jump coach during his career.  He received awards from UK Athletics/England Athletics

as well as a Solihull Civic recognition.

A sad loss to us all at SSHAC.

 

Funeral Details:

Wednesday 21st December

11:00am Robin Hood Crematorium,

Streetsbrook Road,

Shirley,

Solihull B90 3NL

 

Family flowers only, donations to West Midlands Marie Curie.

SOLIHULL AND SMALL HEATH AC

Mike Dolby

MIKE DOLBY