|Network Name||North London Athletics Network|
|Start Date||April 2010|
|Clubs in Network|
|Network Chair/ Contact||Chair - Terence Driscoll, Highgate Harriers
Contact - Deborah Laing (Network Development Officer): firstname.lastname@example.org
CCSO - new appointment to start mid June 2013.
|Network Committee||Terry Driscoll, Graham Norris, Martin Howard (Highgate Harriers)
Jerry Odlin, Ruth Miller (London Heathside)
Bryan Smith, Geoffrey Morphitis and Geoffrey Williams (Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers)
Mel Parker (Middlesex University)
Neil Deans (England Athletics)
|Key Projects||1. Work with Club Coach Support Officers to identify local coach developmental needs and link delivery through Local Coach Development Programme and Flying Coach visits.
2. Establish local learning and development opportunities for coaches (particularly jumps) at all 3 clubs utilising experience of appropriate coaches across the Network area.
3. Recruit new coaches by establishing shared links with local FE/HE providers who have young leaders and students looking for placements.
4. Produce network induction materials to ensure that all opportunities to get involved in coaching are actively promoted to athletes and their families.
5. Arrange specific dates/times where local community encouraged to ‘give athletics a go’. ‘Come and Try days’ on standard format at each club venue.
6. Production of standard welcome pack and induction programme to welcome new athletes into the Network clubs.
7. Exchange of club management structures to establish best practice and cost savings.
8. Set up a database of locally recommended physiotherapists / osteopaths / nutritionists etc, with discounts for club / Network members.
9. Promote programme for understanding of injuries and recovery to athletes and coaches via Middx Univ workshops and provision of students. for mentoring by qualified specialists in required areas.
10. Source highly qualified throws coach to train athletes and develop and mentor existing coaches at all three Network venues throughout year.
11. Develop running opportunities through Run in England imitative and partnership with local business and Healthy Lifestyles teams through PCTs / LBs. Promote race series as social and fundraiser. Provide exit pathways into club sessions.
12. Use available initiatives to implement a parent running group in each club. Then explore opportunities to link activities into Network clubs.
13. Support and encourage the enhancement of athletics facilities throughout Network as part of London 2012 legacy.
14. Provide a lobbying voice for athletics with local facility operators and owners.
15. Share current knowledge and expertise within partners to support potential management responsibilities.