News - North West

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Event Group Coach - completing the qualification

The final element of the Event Group Coach qualification is the 'Integration Day', which provides coaches with an opportunity to discuss and debate their coaching ideas, technical observations and principals of planning. Essentially the Integration Day brings to life the theoretical content that is covered in the qualification's online modules. We have opportunities in the coming weeks for people to complete their integration days.

North West volunteer awards presented

The England Athletics regional volunteer awards evenings are held to recognise and celebrate the work of our volunteers, without whom the sport could not function. Volunteers were nominated by their peers and the England Athletics regional councils then made the decisions of who would win. Winners are put forward to the National awards which are presented at our Hall of Fame gala evening on 14th October.

Marathon programme - new opportunities for athletes and coaches

England Athletics have a new marathon programme that will support coaches and athletes with the aim of significantly raising the depth of performance at this event. We know that we can only do this in partnership with the coaches, clubs and athletes. This winter activities will include two performance group weekends in the Forest of Dean as well as a series of evenings focussed on marathon preparation.

Opportunities to get into coaching

Becoming a coach is a great way of enjoying athletics. Whether you are an athlete looking for a new dimension to your role in the sport, a parent wanting to get more involved, or have been inspired by seeing how other people have made a difference to people's lives, coaching has plenty to offer. Throughout the winter, as well as development opportunities for existing coaches, there are many courses for you to start your journey into coaching.

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.

'Chucks Away' at Macclesfield Harriers & AC

Macclesfield Harriers AC had a fantastic turnout for their first 'Have A Go: Throwing' event recently. 28 adults attended the session who all had a great time, whilst releasing some life stresses. Many of participants were trying throwing for the first time and had a go at javelin, discus, shot put and hammer over the course of the evening under the club's coaches' expert guidance.

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