The first England Athletics Regional Club Conference of 2014 takes place in Doncaster in just three weeks' time and will be the first of a series of events that will offer representatives of clubs from across the country the opportunity to meet and discuss the biggest issues and challenges that they face.
A dad of four from South Yorkshire is set to guide the next generation of young athletics talent to success after being inspired to train as a coach following London 2012. Lee was supported via a funded coaching qualification from South Yorkshire Sport and paired with a coach mentor from the existing club coaches at Rotherham Harriers and Athletics Club.
A Time to Listen course for Club or Running Group Welfare Officers will be taking place at Skelmersdale, near Wigan on Wednesday 26th February 2014 frim 6pm to 9pm. This workshop is FREE as part of the Club Support programme, open to all welfare officers. There are a limited number pf places still available.
Sheffield International Venues (SIV) is looking to create 10 new roles of athletics coaching assistants. The aim of this role is to raise awareness and increase provision of athletics in Sheffield.
A Youth Endurance workshop will be held on 16th February at Leeds Met Carnegie. Jenny Harris (National Coach Mentor for Youth Endurance) will discuss the ramifications of training young athletes through puberty and give advice on training guidelines over this period.
This practical evening aims to increase Run Leader's confidence by helping to spot and prevent injuries in their athletes and top up their bank of running session ideas. This workshop is free to current LIRFs.
Club 1425 is now in its fourth year as an initiative of the Bradford Athletics Network. The first session of the series was held recently to introduce athletics as possible way to develop skills in other sports.
In place of the National Club Conference, we will be delivering a programme of sessions across Yorkshire Humber, designed to support the operation of clubs. We have devised a survey to ensure clubs are supported in areas they request and all survey replies will be taken into account when planning workshops.
The search for the next Jessica Ennis-Hill is going strong at a Sheffield athletics academy, which has seen a 662 per cent increase in the number of children participating since London 2012.
The Northern Athletics Officials' Association is about help, friendship and trying to improve life for officials of all levels and disciplines. Membership of the Association is open to any athletics official supporting athletics in the North of England.