Athletics Norfolk Newsletter DECEMBER 2013 Norfolk Club Development workshop Programme: Date Topic Description Venue & Time Wed 4 Disability Inclusion Disability awareness training for club City Academy, Norwich December Training volunteers; includes an introduction to 2013 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 Training 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) 7.30pm 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 Recruitment, Coordinators and provides a Development and comprehensive guide to recruiting, Retention 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…www.activenorfolk.org/5kworkshop 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. Timetable ● 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… www.activenorfolk.org/crosscountry2014 REMAINING CROSS COUNTRY FIXTURES 2013-2014 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 www.norwichroadrunners.com Tri-Anglia Reepham Runners Ryston Runners Reepham Runners Bungay Black Dog RC http://eaccl.webs.com http://eaccl.webs.com www.rystonrunners.org.uk http://reephamrunners.webs.com www.bungayblackdogrunningclub.co.uk 05/01/2014 12/01/2014 15/01/2014 19/01/2014 22/01/2014 Whitwell Cross Country Race 2 County XC Championships EACCL#5 UEA Shouldham Warren XC Race 4 EACCL #6 Shouldham Warren Reepham Runners Norfolk AAA http://reephamrunners.webs.com ??/02/2014 05/02/2014 09/02/2014 12/02/2014 16/02/2014 23/02/2014 26/02/2014 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 www.westnorfolkac.co.uk http://eaccl.webs.com/ http://reephamrunners.webs.com http://eaccl.webs.com/ www.rystonrunners.org.uk www.norwichroadrunners.com http://eaccl.webs.com/ RAF Barnham Ryston Runners http://eaccl.webs.com/ www.rystonrunners.org.uk 05/03/2014 EACCL #10 RAF Barnham 23/03/2014 Shouldham Warren XC Race 6 Ryston Runners RAF Marham www.activenorfolk.org/crosscountry2014 http://eaccl.webs.com/ www.rystonrunners.org.uk http://eaccl.webs.com/ Welcome to Becky Schofield from Physio Resolutions, a new Service Provider for Athletics Norfolk. 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 the Great Britain Canoe Team. 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 programme. 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. Sportshall 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 18. 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. Norwich 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).
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