England Athletics was saddened to hear news of the death of Phil Tomkins, the former President and Chairman of the Suffolk Athletics Association. Phil died on the 9th July aged 82 years old.
A steeplechase development session will be taking place in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk on 25th June. It is open to coaches and athletes of all levels of experience. David Cripps will focus on drills practice hurdles at lower heights (as an introduction for those new to the event) in the morning. Stella Bandu will lead a session in the afternoon focusing on barrier and water jump technique.
Becoming a coach or leader is a great way of enjoying athletics and running. Whether you are an athlete looking for a new dimension to your role in the sport, a parent wanting to get more involved or are inspired by seeing how coaches have made a difference to people's lives coaching has plenty to offer.
The East Region has sent a team to the London Mini Marathon since the Regions were first invited to join the London Boroughs in this annual event. Over the years the East has enjoyed some notable successes and 2017 is no exception.
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.
There are lots of coaching and officiating courses taking place in your local area - take a look at the Your Area page and select COURSES from the menu. A number of coaching courses taking place this month still have spaces remaining - see what takes your interest!
The past few months have been busy for leaders, teachers and coaches in Essex and Herts who attended workshops to develop their knowledge. And there's more coming up early this year!
2017 is the year for your coaching, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. You can help write that story by attending workshops to help develop your goals in coaching to create a vision to learn more and become the best you can be. here are many workshops available for you to attend, including Movement Skills Two, and Technical Days which are more discipline specific.
Basildon Athletics Club has just invested £10,000 in a graded range of new vaulting poles, in order to facilitate the development of its members. The next stage of the project is to invest in some coaching expertise to upskill resident voluntary club coaches, as well as providing some direct coaching to club members. The club are seeking a paid Pole Vault coach.