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.
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.
A number of disability athletics sessions will be running at the Julie Rose Stadium, Ashford on a Thursday afternoon. There will also be a series of six outdoor athletics competitions this summer all of which are open to disabled athletes. To enter these competitions visit their entries website.
Coaches from across Kent and Sussex gathered at Ashford to attend a varied programme of Local Coach Development Programme workshops. These included coaching sprints to athletes with blades, techniques and processes to help coaches become more confident, and a practical Long Jump and Triple Jump session.
Athletics club Chichester Runners AC have been given a boost recently thanks to the success of their beginner's running group programme which aims to make it easy for anyone to get running with the club.
The SEAOA (South of England Athletics Officials' Association) will hold their Annual Conference on 2nd February 2014 in Twickenham. The conference serves to update officials on rule changes and also hold workshops during the conference for the different disciplines. The deadline for applications is 27th January 2014.
The Kent U11 Sportshall athletics teams travelled to Sussex to compete in the Fun in Athletics South East Regional Festival against 8 other counties from across the South East region. The boys and girls teams both produced an outstanding series of performances to be crowned champions in both competitions.
Two AthleFIT workshops have been held in Oxfordshire this month, one in Witney and the second workshop held at Oxford Brookes. Candidates completing the AthleFIT leader training included club coaches, Run England Leaders, leisure centre staff, personal trainers and leaders from community groups.
Athletics took its fair share of the limelight at the annual Sussex Sport Awards at the Grand Hotel in Brighton, at an evening of glitz and glamour to celebrate the achievements of the county's most talented sportsmen and women, volunteers and coaches.