Following our Individual championships last weekend, England Athletics are pleased to announce the team that has been selected for the Welsh U20 International in Cardiff on Sunday. Congratulations to all the athletes on their selection, in particular the debutants in the team who make up over half the team.
The South West Hertfordshire Athletic Academy are pleased to announce a number of athletics sessions as part of their totally inclusive policy. The group is not a club but was set up to be able to work in schools, including those that provide education for disabled students. Athletes that they coach are then directed to the club local to where they live.
Following last weekend's successes at our Age Group championships, this coming weekend we look forward to the England Age Group (U17, U15) Indoor Combined Events Champs. The weekend takes place at the EIS in Sheffield and consists of indoor pentathlon for women and U15 Boys, and a heptathlon for the U17 men.
Following a set of impressive 10 km race walk performances at the Molly Barnett Open Meeting in Coventry on Saturday, England Athletics have named a strong team to compete in the EAA Permit Meeting, in Lugano, Switzerland on 16th March.
Nine young athletes from Ashford AC and Thanet AC took part in a Kent County Athletics Association (KCAA) organised volunteering workshop recently. The nine young athletes are already active as volunteers in Kent Athletics and hope to encourage other young people to get closer to the action.
The UK Disability Inclusion Training athletics course will take place on 13th April at Leigh Sports Village. 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. Places are being offered free of charge for one time only to assist clubs and coaches improve their knowledge of inclusive athletics.
The Mencap Athletics Championships are the open national athletics championship for athletes with a learning disability. This year it takes place on Saturday 28th June 2014 at Sportcity, Manchester. There will also be a Festival of Athletics for those with more severe learning disabilities.
A reminder that he South East LCDP (Local Coach Development Programme) will be holding a number of Coaching Workshops, and the opportunity to observe Sussex County Squad Training on 9th March at Lewes Leisure Centre. The free workshops include Introductory Javelin, Fundamentals of Shot and Discus, Progressing the High Jump, and Video Analysis.
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.
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 17th February to 2nd March are listed.