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Waveney Valley AC achieve Clubmark accreditation

Waveney Valley AC have recently been successful in gaining clubmark accreditation and were presented with their clubmark award at the clubs training venue at Eastpoint Academy, Lowestoft. Over the past 12 months the club have had fantastic success in growing membership and increasing opportunities for young people to take part in athletics.

South Coaching Conference – Early Bird Extension to Friday 29 August

A reminder to all coaches that bookings for this year's coaching conference are now being taken. The early bird booking has been extended to Friday 29th August. This year's Southern conference, being held again at Lee Valley Regional Athletics centre is set to be one of the best ever, with workshops being held on a range of topics identified by local coaches as areas of need.

Teams announced for England Athletics Relay Champs

England Athletics in partnership with the AAA is pleased to announce the teams competing at the National Relay Championships for Under 20 and Under 17 athletes to take place on Saturday 23th August in Bedford, incorporated into the CAU Track Field Inter-Counties championships.

Pikes Peak waiting to be conquered by England Mountain runners

A small England team have made the journey to Colorado for the World Long Distance Mountain Running Challenge at Manitou Springs. The team comprises Dionne Allen, Anna Lupton, Tom Cornthwaite, Karl Gray and Josh Tighe, with Team manager Mark Croasdale.

GB Juniors go for gold at IWAS World Junior Games

With a team of 24 athletes the GB Junior team arrived at Stoke Mandeville for the IWAS (International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports) World Junior Games with a great task at hand. Their target - to beat the existing GB Junior team's medal haul of 34 from the 2011 Games.

All athletes welcome at Derby Athletics Festival

The Derby Athletics Festival will take place on 14th September at Moorways Stadium and athletes of all ages from U11 to masters are welcome. A range of events will be available, including sprint hurdles, and a range of disatnaces up to a mile, plus the four throws, long jump, triple jump and high jump. Photofinish and EDM will be used.

South Yorkshire Colleges receive Sportivate Funding to set Girls only run groups up

South Yorkshire FE colleges were invited to apply for sportivate funding by South Yorkshire Sport to support physical activity provision. This round of funding was specifically targeted at girls aged 14-25 who don't currently participate in sport or exercise. Four out of six colleges in the county were successful with securing funding for College Run Groups for October 2014 to March 2015.

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