Commonwealth Games medallist Jade Lally recently visited 2 schools in Manchester as part of a sportsmanship campaign pilot. Year 7 and 8 pupils had the opportunity to listen to Jade talking about her career, from her first encounter with athletics to her Commonwealth success, and she offered sound advice for students at the beginning of their own sporting journeys.
A Time to Listen workshop will be taking place on 28th January at Birchwood Golf Club, Warrington. The course is an Athletics-specific safeguarding training targeted specifically at those people in a welfare role or looking to get involved in such role within a club or running group
As part of the Greater Manchester and Cheshire Local Coach Development Programme (LCDP), Ted Grey will deliver a free workshop to help coaches introduce hurdling to novice athletes and look at the teaching progressions.
A 3 hour workshop for all endurances coaches working with young endurance athletes in the U15-U17 age group will be held on 16th November at Edge Hill University (Ormskirk). The session will be a practical session with two elements, one looking at Strength and conditioning of younger athletes.
The North West Regional Awards took place on Wednesday 8th October at David Lloyd Leisure Club, Chorley with a number of volunteers and guests in attendance. Compered by regional chair Mike Harris, and with presentations made by Emma Davenport the Area Manager for the North, the evening was a celebration of success and dedication to the sport.
The Northern Athletics Officials' Association AGM and Conference took place recently in Yorkshire, supported by England Athletics. Last year, 35 officials attended and this year that figure was almost doubled. Membership was well up too. Southern Officials - you can now book for 16th November SEAOA Conference.
Run! City Activators for Manchester Nikki Murphy and Liam Browne have been working hard throughout September going to College Open Days and University Freshers' Fairs with the portable running track. Approximately 500 participants took part on the track across two weeks and new lunchtime groups at TMC should be emerging soon.
We are pleased to announce the first of our LCDP winter activity that is taking place in Lancashire on Saturday 25th October at the newly opened Indoor facility at Witton Park, Blackburn. The session is aimed at newly qualified coaches, or coaches that want to learn a different event. The session will be led by David Turner who is on the National Coach Development Programme.
This year at the Northern Coaching Conference we want to focus on supporting leaders and coaches to develop their knowledge, practice and skill to move from Good to Great. Coaches can come together and help improve what we do through the sharing of best practice as well as having the opportunity to explore concepts through practical sessions.
We are pleased to announce that Malcolm Brown will deliver the opening keynote at the North Coaching Conference on 27th September.