Andover Athletic Club was founded in 1950’s and was very successful, producing some exceptional athletes. The following is taken from the Andover Advertiser of 31st August, 2012 within an article “Looking Back……1956″. Athletics also made a start that year as former Salisbury Athletic Club captain Cliff Bulpitt announced that he wanted to form Andover Amateur Athletics Club.
Based at Batchelors Barn Road, Cliff trained children the year before at Kellys ground including 16-year-old David Webb from Little Park, the Wiltshire Cross Country Champion. He called a public meeting in February and 250 attended at the Old People’s Club in Suffolk Road.