Building on the success of the movement skills workshops, England Athletics have developed a new Physical Preparation coach development opportunity. This includes a range of content fromself-myofascial release and how the use of foam rollers and other tools can help an athlete to improve mobility and performance through tohow to conduct a series of movement screening exercises as well as how to assess hamstring flexibility, ankle mobility and upper spine mobility.
Athletics was in the limelight with a host of worthy winners and special guest five-time Olympian Jo Pavey at the 14th annual Active Sussex Sports Awards. Coach of the Year was awarded to Kim Milnthorpe of Horsham Blue Star Harriers and Young Personality of the Year to Archie Davis of Brighton Phoenix AC.
November saw many leaders, teachers and coaches being involved in a range of workshops held to develop their knowledge. We look at some of the opportunities that they have been enjoying and see how you can get involved in future activities.
Athletics and running has seen increased participation levels over the past four years. As we look ahead to 2017, England Athletics is committed to providing the support and opportunities needed for on-going growth.
Over the last 12 months England Athletics has continued to develop opportunities for coaches across the Country, including local and national development opportunities. There have been some amazing highlights over the last 12 months, some of which are included below.
The 2016 ESAA Cross Country Cup Final has been held at Formby in Lancashire following the Regional finals held in November.
Becoming a coach is a great way of enjoying athletics. Whether you are an athlete looking for a new dimension to your role in the sport, a parent wanting to get more involved or have been inspired by seeing how other people have made a difference to people's lives coaching has plenty to offer.
Harling Athletics Club in Norfolk has been recognised at the Fields in Trust Awards for their work increasing participation in the sport. East Harling Recreation Ground was named as having the Best Athletics Project on a Fields in Trust Site at a ceremony at Lord's Cricket Ground in London.
The English Cross Country Association Team Managers have selected the athletes to represent England in the Iris Cross Cup Event in Brussels on the 18th December. The Teams were selected following the Liverpool Cross Challenge event.
The English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) is marking International Day for Disabled People on the 3rd December, by revealing brand new engagement resources. Building on the success of the inclusive communications animation, EFDS has released its next film for engaging disabled people.