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Bookings now online for Event Group Integration days

The Event Group Coach programme is designed to provide licensed Athletics Coaches with a greater understanding and awareness of the issues involved with coaching athletes at the Event Group Development stage of the athlete development pathway. The Event Group Integration Day is the final step in gaining an Event Group Qualification. Integration days for Endurance, Throws, Jumps, and Sprints and Hurdles are now confirmed and can be booked.

Queen's Birthday Honours for three of our athletics family

An athletics club volunteer, a seated thrower, and a coach have all been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours. The BEM (British Empire Medal) was awarded to Ros Cramp for services to Disability Sport and to Ron Allison for services to Athletics. Paralympian Claire Harvey receives an MBE for services to Diversity, Inclusion and Sport. In addition, Sport England's CEO Jennie Price was recognised for her work.

Check the status of your medication - Clean Athletics advice

Did you know that athletes and coaches can quickly check the status of any medication medications even whilst in the Chemist, Supermarket or even with their GP during an appointment? The Global Drug Reference Online (Global DRO) provides athletes and support personnel with information about the prohibited status of specific medications athttp://www.globaldro.com/UK/search.

Ones to watch – this month’s recommended content from uCoach

There is a wealth of information on the uCoach website. Here are a selection of videos and articles from the archive that our Coaching Athlete Development Managers have highlighted as ones to take a look at covering a range of topics.While some of the content identified in this article is aimed at coaches of athletes competing at a very high level much of the information can benefit coaches working across a range of levels and give them valuable insights into how they can effectively work with their athletes and help them to progress.

Steeplechase development day: 25th June

A steeplechase development session will be taking place in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk on 25th June. It is open to coaches and athletes of all levels of experience. David Cripps will focus on drills practice hurdles at lower heights (as an introduction for those new to the event) in the morning. Stella Bandu will lead a session in the afternoon focusing on barrier and water jump technique.

Hear top speakers and share ideas at our National Endurance Conference

England Athletics' National Endurance Conference is to be held in October with speakers including Malcolm Brown (coached to many international athletes as well as Alistair and Jonny Brownlee), and Barry Fudge (Head of Endurance at British Athletics). You can be part of the weekend which takes the theme "How to Win - the development of power and speed for endurance" and has a mix of workshop, practical, discussion and networking sessions.

Nominate now for our 2017 Volunteer Awards

It is now our 10th year of volunteer awards! That's 10 years of celebrating the outstanding contribution volunteers across England give to make our sport happen. It's now your opportunity to recognise the everyday hero in your club or group by nominating them for a Volunteer Award. Go on, make someone's day and let them know how much their support means to you and the sport. We even have a few new categories this year!

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