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Sophie Papps: Memories of the Commonwealth Youth Games

As the Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa approach we speak to previous England team members about what the Games meant to them and how they helped their development as athletes. We speak to 100m and 4 x 100m gold medallist Sophie Papps.

Hexham Home Countries International sees excellent results for England teams

England development teams competed in the Hexham EAP Combined Events and Home Countries International which took place this weekend in Hexham. Four of each Senior/U23 and U20 athletes took on others in the Heptathlon and Decathlon. The Under 20 athletes took all the podium places, and there were also top 3 placings for 2 senior men and 2 senior women.

Mountain Running opportunities for ages 14 to 79

Do you fancy following in the footsteps of Britain's medal-winning mountain runners? Did you know the 2015 World Mountain Running Championships and the World Masters Mountain Running Championships are in Wales in September? Are you a good cross country runner who enjoys racing on hilly terrain?

40 days to go until Commonwealth Youth Games

On Monday it was 40 days to go until the Commonwealth Youth Games begins in Samoa. We recently caught up with Dina Asher-Smith and Sophie Papps to hear about the impact the Commonwealth Youth Games had on them. Here we speak to Mike Dooling who was one of the organising team at the inaugural Games in Scotland.

Latest coaching resources at uCoach.com

uCoach is the online resource for athletics coaches in the UK - a one-stop shop for coaches to access information about coach development, coaching qualifications, events, news and coaching resources. Updates from 21st to 27th July 2015 are listed.

Disability Inclusion Training Athletics course: 13th September

A UK Disability Inclusion Training Athletics course will take place on 13th September at Royal Holloway University. The course is ideally suited for people who have little or no experience of working with disabled people and who aren't necessarily working with disabled people already.

New name and new strategy in the fight against physical inactivity in Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire's County Sports Partnership is re-launching with a new identity and new strategic framework for the county with the objective of getting the population more physically active. Under the new title of Oxfordshire Sport and Physical Activity, the partnerships purpose is to work together to improve people's lives by growing participation in physical activity and sport.

Athletics Weekly's latest weekly round-up

As well as the the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games, some other top results were recorded at the Pan American Games, while masters athletes were in action at the British Championships.

The impact of England Athletics awards on our volunteers

There are just a few days left to nominate a local volunteer who makes a big difference to the sport in your area or nationwide. We spoke with two of last year's Volunteer Award winners to find out what the impact of the award has been on them in the past year. Go to www.englandathletics.org/2015-awards-nomination to make a nomination and find out more.

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