26.Apr.12 Wombwell Sporting AC countdown to London 2012 with club accredition
Wombwell Sporting AC was one of 190 clubs to host a 100 Days to Go event. The come and try session was delivered by Wombwell coaches and was aimed at bringing new athletes into the club.
Both new and existing members was given the opportunity to try a run, jump and throw. Despite the rain 20 athletes braved the poor weather conditions and enjoyed the challenges set by the coaches. As the Yorkshire weather turned from bad to worse the sessions moved inside where athletes was set a number of Athletics 365 challenges.
An additional bonus to the event was the presentation of Wombwell Sporting AC club accreditation award by Club and Coach Support Officer, Emma Brady. Emma Brady commented, “Wombwell Sporting AC have worked hard over the last 12 months to achieve Accredited Club status. By going through the club accreditation process, Wombwell Sporting AC have put in place a number of policies and procedures that will help drive the club forward over the next 3 years. A big thank you, to Janette Tomlins on behalf of the club and England Athletics in pulling this work together”
England Athletics ‘Accredited Club’ status forms part of the only national cross sports quality accreditation scheme, ‘Clubmark’. It is built around a set of core criteria which ensure that accredited clubs operate to a set of consistent, accepted and adopted minimum operating standards.
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CE Electric UK – the company that owns and operates the electricity distribution networks in Yorkshire, northern Lincolnshire and the North-east - is proud to support England Athletics through its corporate sponsorship programme.
John Barnett, Head of Customer Operations, said: “There’s nothing more important to us than giving something back to the communities that we serve. The England Athletics programme gives young people the chance to keep fit and have fun, whilst offering some of the region’s most promising young athletes the best possible start in their sporting careers.”
You can visit CE Electric UK’s England Athletics micro-site, which includes interviews with some of the region’s young athletes, training plans and a body mass index (BMI) calculator, by visiting http://athletics.ce-electricuk.com/page/index.cfm
CE Electric UK also uses the England Athletics programme to promote its life-saving electrical safety campaign “Stay Away: Stay Alive”, which teaches children and young people to recognise danger of death signs and electrical hazards. You can access electrical safety-themed games and activities by following the “Fusebox” and “Crucial Crew” links on the front page of the company’s website www.ce-electricuk.com