Athletes and athletic clubs rely on the help and involvement of parents. Without your support and encouragement there would be fewer opportunities for young athletes. On top of supporting the athletes [emotionally and financially!] many parents also contribute to the club as volunteers.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of grass-roots athletics acting as Coaches, Officials, Team Managers, Committee Members, and many of the other unsung roles such as helping with refreshments, transport, social events, fund raising etc. Without volunteers there would be no athletics!
Coaches can specialise in a variety of areas such as Jumps, Throws, Sprints, Middle Distance, Endurance and Young Athletes Development.
Officials can specialise as Starters, Marksmen, Timekeepers, Track Judges and Field Judges.
Come along to an event or Club training on a Monday or Wednesday and have a word with any of the Team Managers or Officials and offer your services. For those of you who wish to get more involved in Coaching or Officiating there are UK Athletics training programs leading to recognised awards. The Club is able to offer financial help for these courses.
You don't have to become "certified"; at any training night or athletics meeting helpers will always be needed, so come along, offer your services and see if you want to take it further.
|Beginners Group||Jim Boyce
|Junior Sprint Group||Stella Hamilton|
|Senior Sprint Groups||Dave Buckett
|Middle Distance/XC Group||Mark Best
|Middle Distance/XC Group - junior||Chris McClaren
|Long and Triple Jump||Richard Neal (Wednesdays only)
Mondays 6pm - 7pm specialist group
7pm - 7.30pm introductory group
|Paul Mckeown (Visiting Coach)
|Hammer & Discus||Karl Lasis
|Middle/Long Distance||Jack Shelton|
|Long Distance||Peter Bennett|
|High Jump||Gerry Babbidge|
|Pole Vault||Rick Pilling (Visiting Coach)|