Last month, fifteen young sports people sat down to begin the class of 2016 Herts Young Leaders' Academy. During this meeting they were shown a variety of ways in which they could increase their level of understanding and knowledge.
We are pleased to announce that nutritionist Sarah Danaher will be speaking at the Chelmsford Regional Technical Day for coaches. Sarah has a BSc Physiology and MSc Nutrition and Dietetics, is a Registered Dietitian and Accredited Sports Dietitian, with 15 years of experience working medically and in sports performance.
Our Movement Skill workshops take place in the Southern region on the 6th, 7th and 13th February. The workshops will support learning from the Coaching Assistant and LiRF courses and aim to deepen understanding of functional movement.
Precision Athletics are running the first 2016 session of their popular free "Play Days" on 21st February. The EDM is the Electronic Distance Measuring device used by field judges at meetings and this is a good chance to get to grips with EDM equipment in an informal setting.
Movement Skills workshop two for coaches and leaders are running across the South on Saturday 16th January (Chelmsford and Milton Keynes), and Sunday 17th January (Horsham), and places are still available.
England Athletics Chief Executive Chris Jones, Regional Council Chair Mark Wall and Area Manager Matt Foad recently visited the Northampton-based activities of the club. They had the opportunity to speak to volunteers and find out more about the latest news on the club's current activities and plans for the future.
Beth Hart started running with a beginners' group in Cambridgeshire three years ago. After an operation to correct a heart problem and a long period of not being able to exercise, she was able to once more run, and a year later helps to lead a running group at the National Trust's Wimpole Hall.
"Movement Skills workshop 2" for coaches and leaders are running across the South on Saturday 5th December Oxford, Saturday 6th December Suffolk, Sunday 13th December Eastleigh, Saturday 16th January Chelmsford and Milton Keynes, and Sunday 17th January Horsham.
British athletics star Abi Oyepitan inspired young people in Peterborough at a Sportivate beginners running project at the Thomas Deacon Academy recently, one of the key initiatives to create a sporting legacy from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Southend on Sea AC was recently presented with their Accredited Clubmark status certificate by Karen Stephanou (Club and Coach Support Officer for Essex and Herts).