On 11th April, Bracknell Athletics Club hosted an event to celebrate its new photo finish equipment, purchased after a £15,000 donation from Bracknell-based technology provider the Redwood Technologies Group.

Julian Starkey (left), Mayor Tony Virgo, Mayor Ash Merry (centre), Cllr Isabel Mattick, and Sean Taylor (right) with the equipment and score board

Bracknell Athletics Club was established in 1953 and ever since has been developing and training athletes across the track and field, producing competitors at national, European, world, commonwealth and even Olympic level. Redwood’s co-founder and CEO Sean Taylor also holds the position of President at the Club, having taken over from the late John Nike in February 2016, after Nike had held the position for 30 years.

Speaking about Redwood’s support of the Club, Taylor said: “As a company with roots very firmly in Bracknell, it’s fantastic to be able to share our success with local causes, especially one such as the Club, which encourages young people to work hard to achieve their goals and enjoy themselves in the process.”

The Redwood Technologies has sponsored the Club’s Young Athletes Open Meeting for over a decade and has shown its continued support by the donating photo finish equipment. The technology will enable the Club to pinpoint exactly what time each athlete crossed the finish line.

Read the full story on the Redwood Technologies website.

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April 13, 2017
Category: News