News - East


Waveney Valley AC achieve Clubmark accreditation

Waveney Valley AC have recently been successful in gaining clubmark accreditation and were presented with their clubmark award at the clubs training venue at Eastpoint Academy, Lowestoft. Over the past 12 months the club have had fantastic success in growing membership and increasing opportunities for young people to take part in athletics.

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.

Braintree and District AC’s Clubmark celebrations

Braintree and District Athletics Club were recently presented with their Accredited Clubmark Status certificate by Karen Stephanou (Club and Coach Support Officer for Essex and Herts). The Club has worked really hard to develop its junior section and have used Clubmark as a tool to improve areas within the club, including two satellite clubs linking into the club.

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 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.

England Athletics Consultation Survey - Now Live

Following the conclusion of the 2014 England Athletics Regional Club conference series, England Athletics committed to consulting the wider sport on the key issues that were raised. A short survey that covers these topics is now live.

Essex Run England Project Coordinator takes up challenge

The Essex Athletics Network is delighted to announce the appointment of Becky Jones as the Essex Run England Project Coordinator. Becky has for the past two years been Sport Physical Delivery Officer at ActiveEssex where she has worked on a number of key areas including acting as the lead for disability sport within Essex, leading the Run England Beginner Programme, and managing the Get Back Into programme.

Satellite Clubs evolving in Essex

A number of satellite clubs in the Essex area have been set up to help link schools to work more closely with athletics clubs. There are 10 satellite clubs running in the Essex area in partnership with Active Essex and Chelsea FC and England Athletics.