To celebrate the revival of the Douglas Memorial Shield and upcoming Remembrance Day, all athletes competing at this Friday’s competition will receive a commemorative coin. Athletes can collect their coin from TIC on the night.
The Douglas Memorial (DM) Shield was named after British Army Officer Lieutenant G. Douglas, Vice President and Referee with the WA Amateur Athletic Association from 1928-1934. Records indicate he was an Official Starter for the Association in 1927, and he was described as an imposing figure, who inspired awe and confidence, who would call “Gentlemen, on your marks… set… [bang!]”.
The DM Shield was first awarded in 1936 to Y.M.C.A and last awarded in 1993 to Curtin Athletics Club.
Clubs can participate in the DM Shield by advising Athletics WA of their intention to compete by midday tomorrow. Club athletes enter events as normal and the top athletes in selected events score points towards their club’s total. Clubs can submit relay teams to compete in the 4x100m at the end of the night by contacting Athletics WA (through TIC or the office) prior to 5.30pm Friday.