This autumn and winter England Athletics has launched a new series of event specific workshops which see coaches and their athletics coming together for training and development opportunities. These events have been well received by the coaches and athletes with more events planned for early 2018 that you can now book on to.
Chris Jones headed to the Bedfordshire club to find out more about their activities. He visited Vandyke School where the young athletes and a throws session took place there, and found out this is just one of the venues used by the club.
One the many benefits of England Athletics club affiliation is the opportunity to receive support from a Club Support Manager. Emma Hurst gives a brief overview of her role covering Derbyshire, Staffordshire, South Yorkshire and North Yorkshire.
This webinar aims to help sports professionals and volunteers, specifically coaches, working with athletes of all ages and abilities to detect possible eating problems at an early stage as well as looking at subjects such as how coaches can contribute to reducing the eating disorder risk and how coaches can support athletes who are currently experiencing eating problems.
Since 1 April 2017 the Club Support Manager (CSM) role has been integral to the day-to-day running of England Athletics, particularly with regards our work in supporting our affiliated clubs. The role of the Club Support Manager is to work strategically as part of a local team to provide high-quality support and guidance to a number of affiliated clubs and groups in their patch.
A change in government legislation regarding data protection called The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)will be in place from 25th May 2018. Athletics and running clubs will have to ensure that they are compliant with the new Government regulations. England Athletics has produced guidance for affiliated clubs and associations to help with identifying the key areas that they should be addressing as a result of the additional requirements arising from the upcoming introduction of GDPR.
Chris Jones headed to Hemel Hempstead to catch up with the club and find out more about their activities. Visiting along with Chris were National Council and Board Member Mick Shortland, Club Support Manager (Herts, Essex and North London) John Harris and Facilities Planning Manager, Jonathan Lee.
Wednesday 15th November saw a celebration evening in honour of Charlie Kelly winning the Award for Services to Athletics for the West Midlands Region. Charlie Kelly has influenced a number of athletes, coaches and parents, in his decades of service in our sport. So, what better way to celebrate than invite as many of his athletes, past and present, over the years as possible!
England Athletics has secured funding from Spirit of 2012 to support you to improve the experience of volunteering in athletics and running clubs and groups across England. We have events on Tuesday 28 November in Manchester and Monday 11 December near Bristol where you can get involved.
No-one could have predicted the snowball effect that stemmed from Nick Taylor's decision to give his time to the Athletics and Running Community. Co-founder of Didsbury Runners based in the North West, Nick has inspired many to take up volunteering through his enthusiasm and dedication. And this year he has been awarded with the England Athletics National Volunteer of the Year award in recognition of his determination.