25.Oct.12 Hertfordshire’s Playground to Podium Athletics CAAD a Success
On Thursday 18 October, the North Herts School Sport Partnership and coaches from the Herts Athletics Network delivered a successful County Athlete Assessment Day at Wodson Park Sports and Leisure Centre. Athletes from across the county came together to take part in a day of coaching on the outdoor athletics track..
Some of the disciplines the athletes took part in were Javelin, Shot put, Long Jump, Running and Wheelchair racing. There were some fantastic achievements on the day with many superb individual performances likely to lead to inclusion into the East region athletics team.
Ros Cramp from the North Herts Sports Partnership said: “This was a fantastic event with so many new talented athletes being identified. It was a great example of the Sports Partnership, the Athletics Network and England Athletics working together to identify the next generation of disabled athletes.
We (The School Partnership) worked really hard within the local community recruiting athletes that were likely to be successful within the sport, with many of the athletes being recommended by their physiotherapists as being functionally suited to the sport.”
Alison O’Riordan, from England Athletics, attended the event and was really excited to see so many new talented athletes. “What was really great about this day was that all the athletes had been recruited from mainstream schools and community physiotherapists. They were motivated, enthusiastic and showed great athletics potential.”
Identified athletes will be given the opportunity to join a local athletics club and begin working with a club coach. They will also be invited to the Parallel Success Coach and Athlete Talent Introduction Days, where national classification is available through UKA.
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