Ewan Simmonds

It is with great sadness that we have learnt that Ewan Simmonds passed away on Friday 3rd April 2020. Our condolences go to his wife Jenny and the family.

Ewan qualified as a Level 1 Field Official in 2007 and then moved up to Level 2 in 2016. Ewan was very supportive of Officiating in Hampshire, giving up a tremendous amount of time. He supported athletics at any level whether it be Children, Seniors or Vets. He was free with his advice to other less qualified Officials which was always given in a friendly and helpful manner.

He was also a Coach at Winchester & District AC before the present track was even built, with his main focus being on throws coaching. He was delighted to get his first athlete representing Hampshire Schools at the ESAA Track & Field Championships. Ewan was also a strong supporter of Sportshall, coaching every Tuesday during the winter months and had the statistics for every athlete at his fingertips.

To sum Ewan up he was dedicated, principled and always encouraging and will be greatly missed by all in Hampshire Athletics.

A Character and true Gentleman.