The Kent U11 Sportshall athletics teams travelled to Sussex on 11th February to compete in the Fun in Athletics South East Regional Festival against 6 other counties from across the South East region. The girl's team were crowned overall champions and the boys finished as overall boys runners up.
There are lots of coaching and officiating courses taking place in your local area - take a look at the Your Area page and select COURSES from the menu. A number of coaching courses taking place this month still have spaces remaining - see what takes your interest!
The Aldershot, Farnham District AC Women's and Men's teams travelled to Albufeira, Portugal for the European Clubs Cross Country Championships to represent Great Britain at the Competition.
Ten coaches and 3 endurance athletes from across Kent attended a Strength and Conditioning workshop with Mara Yamauchi. Many of the audience, preparing for a spring marathon, were keen to pick the brains of Great Britain's second fastest ever female over the marathon distance
A free 3 hour workshop aimed at coaches new to Pole Vault will take place at the Julie Rose stadium, Kent on 2nd April. The workshop assumes little or no prior knowledge of the event and will cover the basic principles of the vault alongside video analysis as well as a practical session on the track.
A record attendance over 155 young athletes took part in the Kent U11 Sportshall Decathlon. The athletes competed in 10 events each (10 x 10m Shuttle Run, Balance Test, Chest Push, Hi-Stepper, Soft Javelin, Speed Bounce, Standing Long Jump, Standing Triple Jump, Target Throw, Vertical Jump) and points were awarded on performance in each event.
We are pleased to report that 18-year-old Chloe Williams has won the Dave Holder Memorial Trophy for Young Official of the Year in Kent.
2017 is the year for your coaching, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. You can help write that story by attending workshops to help develop your goals in coaching to create a vision to learn more and become the best you can be. here are many workshops available for you to attend, including Movement Skills Two, and Technical Days which are more discipline specific.
Athletics was in the limelight with a host of worthy winners and special guest five-time Olympian Jo Pavey at the 14th annual Active Sussex Sports Awards. Coach of the Year was awarded to Kim Milnthorpe of Horsham Blue Star Harriers and Young Personality of the Year to Archie Davis of Brighton Phoenix AC.
Kevin Battell was presented with his England Athletics South East Award for Volunteer of the Year at the Crowborough 10k. Kevin organised the race so it seemed very timely to make the presentation at this the 30th Anniversary of the race. Mara Yamauchi performed the role of England Athletics Athlete Ambassador, and presented Kevin Battell with his award.