Woodbank Athletic Facility

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Woodbank Athletic Facility

The Facility is a fully equipped floodlit athletics stadium with a 6 lane 400m track and 8 lanes on the home straight. All athletics field events are catered for.

The club house can accommodate about 60 people seated. It has a shop/kitchen, full changing and toilet facilities. There is a disabled toilet and first aid room.

The Facility is used for track and field meetings for Stockport Schools and area matches in the Youth Development League and Cheshire League. The Stockport 10 and Offerton 5 mile road races start and finish there.

The Facility is used weekly by Supportability (CP Wheelers), Walthew House Visually Impaired Walking Group and Team New Balance athletes.

Many schools book the track for GCSE assessments, sports days and other events.

Enquiries regarding facility booking should emailed to ajdilkes@ntlworld.com or a message left on the Stadium answerphone 0161-476-0009.

A new throwing cage to meet UKA/IAAF standards for continued track and field competitions is under construction, February 2022.

An upgrade of the floodlights to LED units is under consideration. This will reduce running costs and light diffusion that affects local houses and wild life.

The Woodbank Stadium is the home of Stockport Harriers & AC and was built in the 1950’s with a cinder track and Stockport Harriers have been based there since then.

The synthetic track was installed in 1985 after a fund raising appeal by the Club was successful in raising significant money and the Council was brought on board.

In 1997 the Club took over the management of the Facility from Stockport MBC.

When the new club house was built in 2016 the Club became incorporated as a not for profit company as a condition of the Management Agreement with Stockport MBC. The Club now has total responsible for all income, maintenance and development of the Facility which has to be self funding.

All income for the facility is derived from training, hire fees and grant funding.

Track fees
  Junior   Senior  
  Member Non-member Member Non-member
Gate £1.50 £3.00 £3.00 £4.00
Annual Pass £120.00 £160.00 £150.00 £200.00
Off-track training session at Woodbank   £2