Athletics Norfolk Newsletter Norfolk Club Development workshop Programme:

Athletics Norfolk Newsletter
Norfolk Club Development workshop Programme:
Venue & Time
Wed 4
Disability Inclusion
Disability awareness training for club
City Academy, Norwich
volunteers; includes an introduction to
classification, club responsibilities relating
7 – 8.30pm
to the Equality Act 2010, barriers to
participation, club management and
marketing, providing accessible
information and more.
Wed 5
Social Media
How to use social media (Facebook,
March 2014
Twitter, etc.) to effectively communicate
and promote club activities and events.
This short workshop forms part of a Norfolk
City Academy, Norwich (part
of the NAN meeting)
Athletics Network meeting and is open to all
clubs within this network.
Wed 19
Supporting Coaches:
Developed in partnership with Sports
March 2014
A Guide to
Coach UK, this workshop is aimed at Coach
Coordinators and provides a
Development and
comprehensive guide to recruiting,
developing and retaining your coaches.
City Academy, Norwich
7 – 9pm
To book a place email James Cudmore (CCSO) [email protected]
How to Improve your 5km
Following two successful workshops already, the last event of this series is due to take place on Sunday
1st December, 9.30am-11.30am, City Academy Norwich – and there are just 8 places remaining!
The sessions are open to male and females aged 18 years + and are targeted at beginners or improvers. No matter
what your ability or pace, each workshop will be differentiated to suit all individuals and no one will be expected or
asked to work beyond their limits.
What will the session involve?
Led by Paul Evans, each workshop will include a practical training session (please come prepared in appropriate
sportswear and dressed for the weather conditions!), followed by an informative Q & A seminar. Having made the
transition from professional athlete to athletics coach, Paul Evans has a wealth of experience and knowledge to
motivate, encourage and help you achieve your goals.
For further information and to book your place go to…
Norfolk Cross Country Championships - 12 January 2014
The Norfolk Cross Country 2014 County Championships will be hosted by Thetford Athletic Club
in conjunction with Euston Hall.
● U11s – 1.9k – 11am start
● U13s – 3.8km – 11.20am start
● U15s – 4.9km – 11.45am start
● U17s and Junior Women – 6Km – 12.15pm start
● Junior Men/Senior and Veteran Women – 9km – 12.45pm start
● Senior and Veteran men – 12km – 12.45pm start
Parking will be free and available at the Euston estate, follow the signs as you pass through the
village. Please come changed and ready to race. Limited toilets will be available. Refreshments
will be available on the day.
Strictly NO entries on the day. Closing date for entries is Monday 6th January 2014.
Number collection will be on the day only, no numbers will be sent out prior to the event,
please allow enough time to collect numbers.
For further information and to ENTER go to…
01/12/2012 Horsford Cross Country Race 2
EACCL #3 Whitlingham Country
04/12/2013 Park
11/12/2013 EACCL #4 Whitwell Station
15/12/2013 Shouldham Warren XC Race 3
22/12/2013 Whitwell Cross Country Race 1
26/12/2013 Groggy Doggy Boxing Day XC
Norwich Road Runners
Reepham Runners
Ryston Runners
Reepham Runners
Bungay Black Dog RC
Whitwell Cross Country Race 2
County XC Championships
Shouldham Warren XC Race 4
EACCL #6 Shouldham Warren
Reepham Runners
Norfolk AAA
Houghton Hall Cross Country TBC
EACCL #7 Orwell Park
Whitwell Cross Country Race 3
EACCL #8 Nowton Park
Shouldham Warren XC Race 5
Horsford Cross Country Race 3
EACCL #9 Easton College
West Norfolk AC
RAF Wattisham
Reepham Runners
Bury Pacers
Ryston Runners
Norwich Road Runners
RAF Barnham
Ryston Runners
05/03/2014 EACCL #10 RAF Barnham
23/03/2014 Shouldham Warren XC Race 6
Ryston Runners
RAF Marham
Welcome to Becky Schofield
from Physio Resolutions, a new
Service Provider for Athletics
At Physio Resolutions, you can expect the highest quality one-to-one treatment with
a chartered physiotherapist. Becky Schofield has over 13 years of NHS, private and
sports team experience. From novice to weekend warriors, to elite athletes, including
In our time pressured society, and as an
international athlete and mother herself Becky
understands complete rest is not always an
option. We all have problems that come to
challenge us. Becky will work with you to build a
treatment plan that 'works for you' to find the
best resolution.
Call or text: 07971489590
E-mail: [email protected]
Coach Development Workshops – Physical Preparation, Hurdles and
Throws – Saturday 7th December, Lynnsport, King’s Lynn.
10 - 11am Symmetry- the Secret to Injury Prevention and Optimal
Performance with Becky Schofield.
11am – 12.30pm Introducing an Athlete to Hurdles.
The aim of this session is to demonstrate how all developing athletes can and should
enjoy some part of their training over hurdles. The use of hurdles can improve
mobility, rhythm, max velocity mechanics, and also the conditioning for all athletes.
The process will help coaches develop the skills to identify athletes with talent for
the event, and by the end of the session all coaches will feel confident in their
knowledge and ability to incorporate hurdles into the programming of their athletes.
With John Greenhalgh and Rob Kinge.
1-4pm Shot, Discus and Hammer – the Art of Throwing
Suitable for all coaches of heavy throws, especially those looking to develop their
knowledge and understanding of the events. The session will take each event in turn
and look at the rhythm, turn, power, position and delivery – the essential
technical components of a good throw.
With Gary Howe and Mick Shortland.
Free to all UKA licensed coaches. To register please email:
Kate Bamfield - [email protected]
Young Leaders Academy
16 young leaders have been accepted onto the
academy and attended their first session in October,
which enabled them to contribute to the Academy
The next session is being delivered on Sunday 8th
December, 1-4pm, at City Academy Norwich and will
be a 3 hour basic sports first aid course.
Team Events
Sat 30th Nov 2013 - Lynnsport, Kings Lynn
Individual entry
23rd County Championship.
 Sat 11th Jan 2014 - Sportspark, UEA Norwich
6th Norwich & Open District Champsionships
 Sat 1st March 2014 - Taverham High School,
Coaching Courses
Leadership in Running Fitness
Date: 7th Dec 2013
Location: Sportspark, UEA, Earlham Road,
Norwich, NR4 7TJ.
Cost: £130
Course Code: SC0738
A one day Leadership Training course which
qualifies and insures leaders to deliver safe and
fun running sessions, suitable for Running Club
Leaders and other Group Leaders.
Please note: The minimum age for this course is
Coaching Assistant
The course due to take place on 14th & 15th
December is now FULLY BOOKED.
The next coaching assistant course for Norfolk
has been requested for 12th & 13th April – details
to be confirmed.
Regional Competition, team (East)
Sun 2nd Feb 2014 - U11 Fun in Athletics Festival &
U13/U15 East Regional Final, (Hatfield, Herts)
UK Sportshall Final
Date/Venue tbc
Officials Courses
Interest in track & field officials courses has
been growing across the county and we are
hoping to secure a course for April 2014.
Further information to follow.
Welcome to Athletics Norfolk!
The Committee posts available for election on 8th January are President, Chairman, Secretary,
Treasurer (from 1st April), Trophy Secretary, Cross Country Lead, Track & Field Lead, Track & Field
Officials Lead, Media Officer and Schools Club Link Lead. Thank you very much for those that have
expressed an interest already and please could any further nominations be sent to Kate Bamfield –
[email protected] prior to 16th December.
Meeting Dates for 2014
● Wednesday 8th January (Please note this meeting will be held at the UEA Sportspark
and will start at the earlier time of 7.15pm).
● Wednesday 5th March
● Wednesday 7th May
● Wednesday 2nd July
● Wednesday 3rd September
● Wednesday 5th November
Please put these dates in your diary.
An agenda for each meeting will be circulated nearer the time.
(Meetings will normally commence at 7.30pm and be held at City Academy Norwich).