News - South East


Ashford Leisure Trust supporting talented athletes

Ashford Leisure Trust was pleased to welcome IAAF Word Athletics Championships Silver 4x400m relay medallist Laviai Nielsen and the Mayor of Ashford to the McAuthur Glen Designer Outlet on Sunday 10th September for the 2017 Ashford Leisure Trust Talented Athlete Celebration event, held to celebrate the successes of the 14 local talented athletes supported by Ashford Leisure Trust as part of its talented athlete programme.

Consultation events 2017 - more event details announced

With our 2017 consultation events now under way we are pleased to announce details of more of the venues for this year's events. Whatever your role in the sport we want you to come along, tell us what you think and discuss the issues facing the sport as we shape our future work. Thank you to all those who have already contributed or told us they plan to attend. Please make sure your voice is heard.

Regional coach and athlete workshop - Throws

England Athletics will be hosting regional coach and athlete development workshops covering Discus, Shot, Javelin and Hammer. These workshops are aimed at coaches who have completed the Athletics Coach qualification of the old level 2 and above. We are pleased to announce our first date for this workshop.

Bob Smith - Tribute service & arrangements

A Tribute Service for Bob Smith will be held at 2pm on Saturday 2nd September 2017, at Brunel University London (Indoor Training Area), Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PH. Further details on the arrangements are available here.

Regional Coach and Athlete Workshops: jumps

England Athletics will be hosting regional coach and athlete workshops covering Long Jump, Triple Jump and High Jump - aimed at at Coaching Assistant and Athletics Coach level. The workshop will be a 1.5 hour theory based session on physical preparation and planning and a 1.5 hour practical session with an event specialist. Details of more Regional Coach and Athlete Workshops will follow.

Ashford Leisure Trust wins National Diversity Award

Ashford Leisure Trust has been nationally recognised for its work with disabled people by winning the 2017 SPORTA award for Championing Diversity. SPORTA runs a yearly awards ceremony to promote the unique and distinctive nature of leisure and culture trusts and the important contribution they make to the improvement in health and wellbeing in local communities around the UK.

Coaching - get more from the sport

Becoming a coach or leader is a great way of enjoying athletics and running. Whether you are an athlete looking for a new dimension to your role in the sport, a parent wanting to get more involved or are inspired by seeing how coaches have made a difference to people's lives coaching has plenty to offer.