News - North East


Blue Peter comes to Darlington to kick off 2015 Go Run For Fun campaign

Blue Peter star Barney Harwood joined over 300 Darlington children to take part in INEOS GO Run For Fun's first event of 2015. He was joined by European 400m hurdle champion Perri Shakes-Drayton, as well as 2014 English Fell Running Champion Victoria Wilkinson, for a mass warm-up before the start of the 2km challenge.

North East LCDP Workshop Programme

On the back of the success of the 4 workshop days held prior to Christmas, follow up sessions have been arranged to offer coaches across the North East an opportunity to learn some new skills, develop existing knowledge and network with other coaches from across the region and beyond.

Club resources for coaching and officiating courses

Whether you are a club looking to encourage more people to get involved as a coach or an official in 2015, or an organisation that understands the value of having qualified volunteers, we have resources to help you guide people to the right course for them.

Sedgefield Harriers win County Durham Sports Club of the Year 2014

At a gala night of celebration at Ramside Hall the clubs, volunteers, coaches and sports stars of grass roots sport in County Durham were recognised for their acheivements in the past year. Sedgefield Harriers won the Sports club of the Year award for Sedgefield district at Shildon Civic Hall in September and now came up against four other regional winners from other parts of County Durham.

Northern Officials' AGM and Conference attendees double on 2013 numbers

The Northern Athletics Officials' Association AGM and Conference took place recently in Yorkshire, supported by England Athletics. Last year, 35 officials attended and this year that figure was almost doubled. Membership was well up too. Southern Officials - you can now book for 16th November SEAOA Conference.

North East Volunteer Awards 2014 – A Celebration of Athletics

Last Friday saw volunteers and partners from across the region come together to celebrate their service to the sport at the annual North East Volunteer Awards. The volunteers were joined by special guest Jack Crosby, who recently came 5th in the IAAF World Junior Championship, who took part in a Q+A alongside his coach and winner of the "Coach of the Year" award Rick Betts .