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. Remember, if you are part of a club you/ your club can also access discounts on qualifications and we have courses coming up you can get involved in.
As part of our updates on the work of England Athletics you can view a video update from our Chief Executive Chris Jones. You can also view other information which has previously been published. Chris gives a summary of the work of England Athletics following the start of the new period of delivery which began on 1 April 2017.
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 10th to 16th April 2017 are listed.
Bud's run, a charity event for Parkinson's UK created by endurance coach Bud Baldaro is to return in 2017. As well as supporting coaches as part of England Athletics' coach development programmes, Bud has coached many international athletes and been the voice of the commentary at athletics events including the English National cross country and road relays. This year's event will take place shortly after Bud's 70th birthday.
The British Athletics Supporters' Club (BASC) is looking to assist Coaches and Officials with bursaries. BASC will award sums of up to £250 to successful applicants who wish to pursue higher standards. This might possibly, but not exclusively, involve attending a qualification course run by UK Athletics, England Athletics or similar organisations.
Having been inspired by the first ever London Marathon, Bernard Johnson took up distance running. He's now moved into coaching and is taking the Athletics Coach qualification to broaden his skills as he carries out new roles within his club, Thurrock Harriers AC.
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 27th March to 2nd April 2017 are listed.
Forty athletes, coaches and plain fans were hosted by Birmingham University recently, thanks to Head of Athletics Luke Gunn. They were there to welcome the great Jenny Meadows as part of the England Athletics National Coach Development (Youth) Programme, which is overseen by Coach and Athlete Development Manager - Scott Grace. The workshop was organised by the programme's Midlands Cell Lead, Matt Long, with the support of Les Grant.
England Athletics would like to update you on its planned delivery from April 2017. This work is directly aligned with the Strategic Plan for the period which was announced last year, and will be supported by the Sport England funding for the sport which was announced in February.
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 6th to 12th March 2017 are listed.