British Athletics, in partnership with the Home Country Athletics Federations, has completed a review of the Coach Qualifications Pathway. As a result, and following pilot courses run last year, an improved Athletics Coach Award is being launched.
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.
We have a series of FREE events targeted at the road running community coming up in London (Mon 12th Feb), Peterborough (Tues 13th Feb) 2018, North East (Wed 14th Feb), South West (Mon 19th Feb), West Midlands (Tuesday 20th Feb) Greater Manchester (Wed 21st Feb). Whatever your involvement - runner, club officer, coach, leader or any other role - we invite you along to share your ideas, find out about the new and existing initiatives available to you and hear from an international athlete.
There is still time to enter the England Athletics U20, U17 and U15 Indoor Championships and the England Athletics U17 and U15 Indoor Combined Events championships which both take place at the EIS in Sheffield.
We would like to remind you of important information regarding Data Protection. 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. Last November England Athletics produced guidance for affiliated clubs and associations to help with identifying the key areas that they should now be addressing as a result of the additional requirements arising from the upcoming introduction of GDPR.
If you are involved in the club road running in any role - as a runner, club officer, coach, leader or any other position - we have a series of FREE events designed specifically for you. This is an opportunity for you to share your ideas with senior members of England Athletics staff and to find out about the new and existing initiatives available to support road running clubs. At each of the sessions there will also be an interview and QA with an England Road Running International athlete or experienced coach about their experiences, training and club coaching environments.
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.
DW Sports are our latest partner and they invite you to celebrate the opening of the new DW Sports store at the intu Metrocentre in Gateshead at 6pm this Wednesday 13 December. Laura Weightman, 1500m finalist at the recent World Athletics Championships, will be talking about her journey in athletics and hosting a QA session. Plus, David Lowes will be delivering a winter training talk and running drills. This will be followed by gait analysis and exclusive retail offers.
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.
17 people attended the workshop, that took place at Gateshead and was organised through Gateshead Harriers and the Inspiration Programme.