Coaches wanted at North Somerset

PUBLISHED: 14:37 22 July 2015

North Somerset Athletics Club is looking for more coaches to help support their large junior club.

North Somerset Athletics Club is the top junior athletic club in the South West, with more than 500 members aged between eight and 16 years.

The club compete (successfully) in three track and field leagues, two cross-country leagues, and support a variety of other events (road, triathlon, orienteering etc).

They have joined forces with Clevedon School to create a specialist athletics training facility, which was completed early July, and would like to increase the number of coaches to support the talented young athletes.

Parents, ex-athletes and students who wish to find a volunteer position to further their CVs are all welcome.

There are opportunities in the following areas: setting up or supporting new running sessions across North Somerset; supporting fun athletics sessions for Primary School children; specialist coaches in any event who can work on developing secondary-aged athletes (particularly keen to hear from throws coaches, or anyone with experience/interest in this area that we can develop); anyone who wishes to get involved with disability athletics (visual impairment, learning impairment, cerebral palsy, wheelchair etc).

The club will support any helpers with kit, and pay for coaching courses (upon commitment), plus there are plenty of events throughout the year in which you are invited without charge.

A mentor system is in place, in-house training manuals are ready for use and your coaching development will be supported. There is a strict child welfare policy, therefore you will need a dbs form prior to commencement.

Commitment is roughly one hour per week, or more if you choose to throw yourselves in deeper.

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