News - North West


North West Disability Awareness Day

Part of the Local Coach Development Programme, a Disability Awareness will take place at Sportcity on 22nd February. Sessions will include our Disability Inclusion Training Workshop, followed by focusing on Guide Running and providing the skills for runners to support runners with visual impairment .

Time to Listen workshop: 28th January

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

Club resources for coaching and officiating courses

Whether you are a club looking to encourage more people to get involved as a coach or an official in 2015, or an organisation that understands the value of having qualified volunteers, we have resources to help you guide people to the right course for them.

Commonwealth medallist Jade Lally encourages sportsmanship

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.

Introducing hurdling to novice athletes: 29 November

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.

Youth endurance workshop: 16 November

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.

A North West Celebration of the success and dedication to Athletics

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.

Northern Officials' AGM and Conference attendees double on 2013 numbers

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.

Portable running track generates interest around running in Manchester

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.

Workshop: Physical Preparation for beginner and novice throws

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.