News - South East

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Final reminder for Southern Coaching Conference early bird bookings

A final reminder to coaches that to take advantage of the Early Bird boking price of £30 for this year's South Coaching Conference then you must book on by this Sunday 31st August (post received by end of Monday accepted). Bookings made after this time will be charged the full price of £40.

South Coaching Conference – Early Bird Extension to Friday 29 August

A reminder to all coaches that bookings for this year's coaching conference are now being taken. The early bird booking has been extended to Friday 29th August. This year's Southern conference, being held again at Lee Valley Regional Athletics centre is set to be one of the best ever, with workshops being held on a range of topics identified by local coaches as areas of need.

Coaching Conferences – Only two weeks to go for early bird booking

There are only two weeks to go to take advantage of the National Coaching Conference early bird booking. Book before 15th August 2014 and save £10. UPDATE: NOW 31st AUGUST Help to build a generation of talented athletes like Jessica Judd, Hayley McLean and Jodie Williams all competing at the Commonwealth Games and stepping up to the mark through support from their coaches.

Bexley Athletics Club Presented with Clubmark

Bexley Athletics Club, a South London Athletics club and part of the Kent London Athletics Network were presented with their Clubmark recently at their track at Erith stadium. Julia Bailey, England Athletics Club and Coach Support Officer for South London was at hand to present the certificate to Karen Winfield OBE and Clubmark lead for Bexley AC and athletes of Bexley AC.

Athletics Wheelchair Racing set to start in September in Portsmouth

England Athletics are working with partners in Hampshire to reach people who would like to try track wheelchair racing and have arranged a number of Taster Sessions at the Mountbatten Leisure Centre for anyone interested to "come and have a go". This will complement the regular Seated Throws session which takes place at the same time. Meanwhile, any sprinters with additional needs can join Leroy Elliott's speed-work sessions.

Flying Coach Visit for Wheelchair Racing in Kent

5 coaches from across the Kent and Medway Athletics Network attended an introduction to Disability Athletics and Wheelchair Racing at the Julie Rose Stadium in Ashford. The workshop was led by Nicole Evans who until recently worked as an Athletics Activator for England Athletics in London. She has competed in wheelchair racing distances of 100m up to 3 miles and came 7th in the Mini London Marathon in 2004.

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