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Ashford Leisure Trust wins National Diversity Award

Ashford Leisure Trust has been nationally recognised for its work with disabled people by winning the 2017 SPORTA award for Championing Diversity. SPORTA runs a yearly awards ceremony to promote the unique and distinctive nature of leisure and culture trusts and the important contribution they make to the improvement in health and wellbeing in local communities around the UK.

Coaching - get more from the sport

Becoming a coach or leader is a great way of enjoying athletics and running. Whether you are an athlete looking for a new dimension to your role in the sport, a parent wanting to get more involved or are inspired by seeing how coaches have made a difference to people's lives coaching has plenty to offer.

Steeplechase training for beginners and improvers

The May dates for steeplchase training sessions at the Julie Rose stadum in Kent are now available. There is a weekly session for beginners which includes an introduction to the event, hurdling and barrier clearance. This is followed by a performance development session for those with some experience and consists of practical sessions to improve hurdling, barrier clearance and water jump skills.

Using technology to support your coaching

Kent and Medway Athletics Network are hosting this evening workshop aimed at coaches who want to investigate the potential of using technology to capture and analyse athletic performance both during and after a coaching session. The workshop is open to all licensed coaches.

Athletics and Running Club Welfare Officer Training

England Athletics would like to remind clubs about the training that is provided for Club Welfare Officers. This and other resources available from England Athletics helps clubs deliver an environment where everyone involved in athletics feels safe and secure to enable them to achieve their potential - to run, jump and throw, to coach, officiate or to support those who do.

County Track & Field Championships 2017

County championships will be taking place across England this summer. The vast majority of events will be happening in May with some counties also arranging additional events to take place at other times.

Kent Schools Learning Disabilities Cross Country Championships

In partnership with Kent Sport, Ashford Leisure Trust organised the first Kent Schools Learning Disability Cross Country Championships on Wednesday 29th March at Mote Park. The event forms part of the Kent School Games disability programme of events and involved 145 runners from 10 Kent special schools.

Kent runners win national schools' title

Kent had four teams and 33 runners represent the county at the National Primary Schools Cross Country Finals held at Prestwold Hall, Leicestershire on Saturday 25th March 2017. The County' young athletes won two individual medals and the Year 6 Team title.

Hawkinge Hurricanes achieve clubmark

The Hawkinge Hurricanes, a road running club and Run Together Group in Kent have recently been awarded Clubmark status. They have only been established 13 months and already boast 84 members ranging from novice to elite, one coach, five qualified run leaders, a welfare officer and a mental health ambassador.

Steeplechase training for beginners and improvers

A series of steeplchase training sessions at the Julie Rose stadum in Kent are now available over the next few weeks. There is a weekly session for beginners which includes an introduction to the event, hurdling and barrier clearance. This is followed by a performance development session for those with some experience and consists of practical sessions to improve hurdling, barrier clearance and water jump skills.

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