Get involved in our new Women’s Coaching Network events

England Athletics are holding a series of events specifically for female coaches.

We are looking to create local networks to support female coaches further their development; particularly supporting those with an aspiration of coaching at higher performance levels, whether it be moving from Leadership in Running Fitness to Coach in Running Fitness, Coaching Assistant to Athletics Coach or progressing into Event Group coaching.

Across the country we have four events taking place with a focus on you having practical solutions and actions to have a positive impact on your development and coaching whilst offering supportive environments to help you be the best version of you!

In Gateshead we’re working in partnership with UK Coaching to deliver a cross sport event, giving you the opportunity to collaborate with and learn from coaches in other sports.

The interactive sessions will focus on ‘Building Your Strengths’, ‘Your Personal Brand’ and the more technical side of coaching.

For more information about each event please click on the links below or contact Sarah Friday at

Gateshead - Saturday 2nd March

Gateshead Stadium, NE10 0EF

The Female Coach Connectivity Event hosted by UK Coaching offers a unique opportunity to network with like minded individuals in a ‘club-like’ setting where your ideas can be shared and challenges raised in a supportive environment to explore solutions and develop your coaching.

Birmingham - Saturday 9th March

Alexander Stadium, B42 2LR

At this session the morning will have a focus on 'Building Your Strengths' and 'Your Personal Brand' and the afternoon will be Physical Preparation and Strength and Conditioning in Challenging Environments.

Bristol - Sunday 10th March

Yate Outdoor Sports Complex, Broad Ln, Yate, BS37 7LB

For this event the morning will have a focus on Physical Preparation and Strength and Conditioning in Challenging Environments, with the afternoon focusing on 'Building Your Strength' and 'Your Personal Brand'.

London - Sunday 17th March

Clarendon Hotel, SE3 0RW

The morning session will focus working with attendees to identify their own strengths and what their experience, personal qualities and values bring to athletics and coaching and work with them to optimise these and identify the value they bring. For the afternoon session you have can choose between Nutrition or Strength and Conditioning.

For Nutrition Laura Church will be outlining a healthy eating plan tailored specifically for training and competition, which is adaptable for all standards of athlete. You will learn an easy way to teach everyone from children to seasoned athletes how food affects your body, mental focus, energy and ultimately competitive performance. Everyone will leave with handouts and information which they can share with their athletes and clubs.

For Strength & Conditioning with minimal equipment Jo Calvino will teach you how to structure strength & conditioning training sessions when you don't have access to a gym. She will show you want to teach the fundamentals of body weight training and how you can plan sessions that develop control, strength and power with minimal equipment.