Here is a joint NVH/PAC club statement following the EGM on Thursday July 25th.
Joint statement on behalf of Peterborough Athletic Club and Nene Valley Harriers
Following informal talks and special meetings of their respective club members they have agreed, in principle, that the clubs should merge. A small sub-committee, with members from both clubs, has been formed to conduct further meetings with a view to merging by October 2019. PAC Chairman, Elaine Larkins, said: “I believe this is a good move for the future of athletics in the city, we know there will be challenging times ahead but it is still an exciting time.” NVH Chairman, Tim Needham, said: “I agree, it is a bold move for the future of athletics in the area. Yes, we have a lot of work to do but I’m hopeful our deadline is achievable.” Both clubs currently compete in the Eastern Young Athletes’ League, East Anglian League, Southern Athletics League, in the summer. NVH also compete in the British Athletics League and UKWomen’s League on the track and the Frostbite Leagues in the winter. Both clubs compete in the North Mids Cross Country during the winter.
It is anticipated that this amalgamation will only make the clubs' presence in these leagues much stronger.