Have you been a leader in running for a while and are you now looking to make the first steps to how to coach runners?
Booking is now available for each of the three England Athletics National Coaching Conferences and an early booking discount is currently available.
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.
The Kent Athletics Coaching Classroom Project is a scheme that has just completed it second successful year. It took place prior to the Kent Young Athletes' League, with the purpose of giving under 13s or athletes new to the competition environment an opportunity to participate in a number of events on the timetable.
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 29th 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.
Kent Endurance, part of the Kent and Medway Athletics Network, have held a series of Developing Steeplechasers workshops and races sessions over the past few months.
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.
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.
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.
Make your nomination now for the England Athletics Community Awards. Tickets for our Hall of Fame and Community Awards night are also now available to buy.