Hertford and Ware Combine Athletics Club were recently presented with their Accredited Clubmark Status certificate by Karen Stephanou (Club and Coach Support Officer for Essex and Herts). Karen commented, "It's been a pleasure to award HAWCS with their certificate. The Club have only been affiliated since last year and have already completed clubmark and 70 members and increasing."
Following the announcement of the England Athletics Community volunteer award winners for the East region, presentations were made to 3 of the regional award winners on Saturday 19th October at the first Norfolk Sportshall athletics event of the winter.
England Athletics East Region is pleased to announce its volunteer award winners for 2014. The awards encompass the whole sport of Athletics and this year's winners have been chosen from the nominations received from a wide range of volunteers and clubs.
Officials in the South of England are being treated this year to a second conference. Following a vote at the February event, it was decided that November was a better time for the conference and AGM. As usual the event will take place in Twickenham and some interesting and innovative workshops have been announced. New officials are welcome, with some workshops especially designed for them.
118 coaches from the South and London areas attended the South Coaching Conference - with Rasmus Ankerson starting the conference with an inspirational speech. Throughout the day workshops were taking place focussing on event specific, physical preparation and mental preparation to help enhance coaches' technical knowledge and understanding of supporting areas.
As the 2013/2014 Athletic Leaders Academy bowed out at the end of their year, they signed off in great style: the Leaders held a Minithon for 45 young athletes - what had started out as a vague idea during one of their workshops came to fruition as the Leaders prepared te equipment, registered athletes, welcomed everyone, announced and guided athletes to the events, posted results, calculated scoring tables and ran a stall selling Herts Athletic Network merchandise.
If you are a Coaching Assistant, Athletics Coach or Coaching in Running Fitness coach why not book onto the South Coaching Conference? With bookings set to close on Friday 19 September for the South Coaching Conference, coaches are urged to secure their places.
Coaches are booking onto the South Coaching Conference fast, don't miss out on workshops designed to up-skill and develop coaches in a variety of athletic events organised by National Coach Mentors and Event Group Leads.
A final reminder to coaches that to take advantage of the Early Bird boking price of £30 for this year's South Coaching Conference then you must book on by this Sunday 31st August (post received by end of Monday accepted). Bookings made after this time will be charged the full price of £40.
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