News - East


All Ability Athletics and Boccia Challenge Cup

There's just a week to go to get your entry in for the All Ability Athletics and Boccia Challenge Cup, a team and individual competition within the spirit of the UKA rules for all people with disabilities (aged 8 and over). Events include: long jump, distance club, shot, t javelin, grip ball, 60m, 100m, 200m, relay, boccia. Volunteers also warmly welcomed.

Great turn out for High jump coach development day

Coaches from across the South and London travelled to Lee Valley Athletics Centre to attend a high jump local coach development day which included a range of workshops including both theory and practical sessions. The day was a huge success with 28 coaches from across 18 clubs in attendance

Over 6,400 new runners in the South

England Athletics has been working with a number of partners across the South Area to encourage more people to take up running through the Run England recreational running programme. In the last year 6,488 adults have started running with a Run England beginner group, which exceeds the annual target of 6,000.

Regional Club Conference Series Continues

The first four of England Athletics' eleven 2014 Regional Club Conferences have now taken place at Doncaster, Exeter, London and Harrogate. Over the past 10 days, representatives from clubs across Yorkshire and Humberside, the South West and London took the opportunity to meet to express their views.

Regional Club Conference Series Underway

The first two of England Athletics' eleven 2014 Regional Club Conferences have now taken place at Doncaster and Exeter. On Monday 24th and Wednesday 26th March, representatives from clubs across South Yorkshire and the South West took the opportunity to meet to express their views on matters ranging from affiliation and registration, EA's future priorities, the links between participation and clubs and the competition pathway.

Workshops: recruit and retain coaches, and Disability awareness

An evening session in Bedford on 9th April will consider ways in which clubs can recruit new coaches, develop existing coaches and retain coaches at their club. An informal evening in St Neots on 2nd April will cover disability awareness, and is aimed at Coaches, Officials and Club Volunteers.

Free High Jump LCDP workshops: 5th April

A free High Jump LCDP event open to all qualified coaches will be held at Lee Valley Athletics Centre on 5th April. Coaches are invited to bring one athlete. Sessions include: Developing the Coaching Eye, Progressing individual training components throughout the year, Practical Jumping, High Jump Specific Strength, Developing the Takeoff, Question and Answer session.

Regional Club Conference series to start soon

The first England Athletics Regional Club Conference of 2014 takes place at the Keepmoat Stadiumin Doncasteron Monday 24th Marchand will be the first of a series of events that will offer representatives of clubs from across the country the opportunity to meet and discuss the biggest issues and challenges that they face.