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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
74 young athletes took part in the Ashford Leisure Trust junior athletics competition held at the Julie Rose Stadium on Saturday 18th March. The event was for young athletes from primary school years R, 1, 2, 3 and 4 with youngsters taking part in five events throughout the morning.
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.
There are a number of development opportunities for Coaches and RunTogether Leaders in the South East this month.
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.