This winter England Athletics is delivering a series of workshops available to coaches working at all levels, across all event groups. Many coaches have already attended events and you can get involved to help develop your coaching and help your athletes to get more from the sport.
Would you like to increase the number of younger people supporting you through volunteering at your club and would like some help to make that happen? Following a successful pilot stage of the Game Changers Youth Volunteering Programme, applications are now open, to support more clubs and groups to involve young people in volunteering opportunities.
With the last of the Marathon Preparation Evenings and the Performance Group Athlete and Coach Marathon weekend coming up soon the new programme to develop marathon running continues to see a great response.The free Preparation Evenings have seen a wide range of athletes and coaches engaging, and physiologist Prof Andy Jones, who worked on the Breaking2 project and elite athletes including Paula Radcliffe, is among those who will be presenting to the Performance Group.
The British Athletics Supporters' Club (BASC) assists Coaches and Officials with bursaries throughout the year. BASC will award sums of up to £250 to successful applicants who wish to pursue higher standards. This might possibly, but not exclusively, involve attending a qualification course run by UK Athletics, England Athletics or similar organisations.
One of the many benefits of affiliating as a club with England Athletics is the opportunity to receive support from a Club Support Manager. Emma Davenport gives a brief overview of her role covering Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside and West Yorkshire.
England Athletics sends Season's Greetings to everyone we have worked with in 2017.
On the 4th April 2018 the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games will be getting underway on Australia's Gold Coast. In October, Team England announced which athletes had been selected to take the 75 allocated places on the athletics squad, and those athletes will now be preparing for what is considered the competition pinnacle for England representative teams. We will be catching up with various members of the squad as they set their sights on next year's event in Queensland.
England Athletics' Club Run programme is a free initiative specifically aimed at supporting road running clubs. Participating clubs receive a free series of practical coaching sessions led by coaches linked to the England Athletics coach development programmes with experience in off track running. 2018 appllciations are now open.
England Athletics are launching a series of Road Shows for the club road running community. The Road Shows are open to club officers, coaches, leaders, Race Directors and club members and offer an opportunity to find out more about some of the new and existing initiatives that aim to support road running clubs, as well as an opportunity for you to share your ideas with us.
Bron Carter is a typical coach in many ways: dedicated, selfless and modest, she works tirelessly to deliver the best she can to the group of athletes she works with. She was this year's winner of the England Athletics National Coach of the Year award, and this is how she got there.