Newham Network was a pilot network with fewer number of clubs than most other network, this was for various reasons including:
1. To help with transition from ‘Beacon Clubs’ funding
2. To ensure that we had many different network model, so we could learn for future rounds.
As part of award condition for year two Newham network was challenged to engage more clubs and be much more club focused, developing from the excellent work in year one.
Grow participation levels including disability athletes
Improve provision of coaching in all event groups
Develop existing school/club links
Develop a network of highly skilled coaches and coach mentors
Improve levels of performance
NEB AC to achieve Clubmark
Introduce a junior section to the club for 11 – 16 age group
Link Newham Sports Academy talent ID programme to current school/club link provision
Run disability athletics session in Newham to attract 20 new disability athletes and become club members
Recruit leaders from EERR to attend LiRF course.
Greenwich Leisure Limited to run sessions for 6-10 age group and feed into NEB AC junior section
Network coach development programme including coach get-togethers and workshops, both generic and event specific. Some NEBAC Level 2/3 coaches to apply for LCDP and higher performing level 3/4 coaches to apply for NCDP. At least 10 coaches involved.
Set up a mentoring scheme to ensure quality coaching takes place. Utilise coaches who are part of LCDP of NCDP to be mentors. Possibly appoint a head mentor for Network.
Attract young officials to the sport by recruiting participants onto the London Coaching Foundation ‘Official Sports’. 20 participants age 16+ enrolled on the Official Sports London bursary programme obtaining level 1 course.
11 new coaches recruited into the Network. 19 new coaches including the club and various partners attended recent level 1 course. Ensure coaches are involved in the Network coach development programme to further knowledge.
East End Road Runners to run taster sessions for University of East London Students.