An update to coaches on our planning for future work on coach development from Head of Coaching and Athlete Development, Martin Rush.
England Athletics are pleased to announce the launch of its new Schools Athletics App. This app builds on the highly successful Athletics 365 app and is aimed specifically at teachers and those working in the schools and education environment. We would also like to remind coaches and assistant coaches of what is available on the Athletics 365 App and how this can help those coaching athletics in clubs or taking Coaching qualifications.
We caught up with two of people taking the Athletics Coach qualification to find out more about their experiences and ambitions, as well as how the course is benefitting their work in their clubs. Neil Johnstone and Julie Thurlow have different backgrounds in the sport and their clubs also have different histories, but they are both developing the coaching skills they are using week-by-week with the athletes in their clubs.
An increasing number of clubs are making use of the online payment functionality England Athletics offers through the club portal to enable easier payment of club subscription fees and /or payment of athlete registrations with England Athletics. This and other new functionality was launched last year to help enable clubs to manage their membership and administration more effectively.
The Event Group Coach programme is designed to provide licensed Coaches with a greater understanding and awareness of the issues involved with coaching athletes who are at the Event Group Development stage. We have a number of 'Integration Days' coming up soon which those wanting to complete this qualification can now book on to.
England Athletics is delighted to announce that we are now working in partnership with Firstaid4sport as our preferred first aid supplier, which we are sure will provide offers and benefits to our athletes, runners and member clubs.
We caught up with a group of coaches attending the first weekend of their Athletics Coach qualification to find out how the course looked to develop their coaching skills.
The Road Traffic Management course is suitable for all Event Organisers and Event Marshals, both in the commercial and voluntary sectors, and particularly those involved with road races. It is a one-day course that will equip delegates with sufficient information and knowledge to safely direct traffic movements at events.
The Metropolitan Cross Country League celebrated its 50th anniversary season this year, Chair of the England Athletics National Council Tony Shiret watched the athletes and volunteers in action.
Charlotte Fisher has used athletics to vehicle her career to be a successful head coach at Taunton AC and National Coach Mentor with England Athletics. She has given us an insight into her journey as an athlete and coach.