News - North West


North West volunteers recognised at awards evening

Friday evening saw the annual North West awards evening take place . Not only were there many of the North Team present, several National Staff were also in attendance. The evening itself was a fantastic affair which saw a full house (over 40) - no empty seats! And there were 13 awards in total to give out including Clubmark, runners up and winners awards.

Effective Communication: Coaching Deaf People in Sport Workshops

Over 80% of people surveyed who are deaf or hard of hearing want to participate in sport in a mixed environment. the biggest barriers to doing this are communication skills. The Sports Coach UK course "Effective Communication: Coaching Deaf People in Sport Workshops" provides attendees the opportunity to improve their general communication skills as well as their awareness of how to communicate with deaf people.

Celebrating Learning Disability Week with Mencap Liverpool!

Mencap Liverpool Get Going running group started in January 2015 for people with a learning disability. Most of its members were beginner runners and some have already progressed to being able to run 3km. Others were already runners but everyone enjoys the social element of making new friends, even the local staff have joined in!

Manchester Young Athletes Quadrathlon celebrates 10 years

After a successful merger in 2014 with Stockport Harriers AC, formerly DASH AC, the organising team is excited yet again to welcome athletes to Manchester for 'The Friendly Games' - the 2015 Manchester Young Athletes' Quadrathlon by Stockport Harriers.

Athletics stalwart Joe Shellhorn: 1928-2015

We regret to announce that top official Joe Shellhorn passed away peacefully at home overnight of 2/3 April, aged 86. He was awaiting a heart valve replacement, which sadly did not take place in time.

UK’s biggest children’s running event hits 50,000 milestone

More than 700 children took part in the INEOS GO Run For Fun(r) events in Cheshire, cheered on by GO Run For Fun ambassadors Jenny Meadows and Richard Kilty. The events saw children from local primary schools taking part, and the campaign smashed its half-way milestone to get 100,000 children running by 2016.

LCDP workshops for horizontal jumps, shot and discus coaches

Two free coaching workshops will be taking place in the North West in March as part of the Local Coach Development Programme (LCDP). A Horizontal Jumps Speed Coach Development Workshop in Macclesfield and a Shot and Discus: Moving on from the Standing Throw at Sportcity.