Chris Jones visited the South Gloucestershire club to find out more about their set-up and how they have taken on management of their facility at Yate Outdoor Sports Complex.
We have recently contacted clubs to let them know details of new club affiliation and athlete registration fees that will be in place for the 2018/19 affiliation year, effective 1 April 2018.
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.
England Athletics has a range of opportunities for coaches and athletics coming up in November and December. These include workshops of benefit for those coaching speed, endurance events, jumps, throws and youth development, as well as other specific opportunities relating to events including Steeplechase, Marathon and Race Walking.
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.
The Annual General Meeting of England Athletics Limited (Company) will be held at the Ricoh Arena, Judds Lane, Longford, Coventry, CV6 6AQ on Saturday 14th October 2017 at 11:00. The Agenda includes an item to elect a member representative non-executive director. Information on the candidates is available.
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.
Bud Baldaro recently turned 70, and the return of the Bud's Run 5K and Bud's Bash therefore have taken on added significance as he once again works with the athletics and running community to raise funds for Parkinson's UK. As well as supporting coaches as part of England Athletics' coach development programmes, Bud has coached many international athletes and been the voice of the commentary at athletics events including the English National cross country and road relays. He was last year induced into the England Athletics Hall of Fame in recognition of his contribution to the sport.
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.
On Saturday 30th September the South West Regional Council are hosting the Annual South West Conference, the regional England Athletics Consultation, and the South West Region Volunteer Awards presentation at the Isca Centre in Exeter.