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Track Academy becomes only club to offer free course for young athletics coaches

PUBLISHED: 15:30 18 September 2017

Olympians Daley Thompson (left) and Nigel Levine were guests of honour at the Track Academy Invitational (pic: Track Academy)

Olympians Daley Thompson (left) and Nigel Levine were guests of honour at the Track Academy Invitational (pic: Track Academy)

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Track Academy by Connie Henry has become the only club in London to offer a free accredited training course for the young athletics coaches of the future.

The Game Changers Young Volunteer Programme will see participants aged between 14 and 25 train to become assistant club coaches, gaining the equivalent of a level one coaching badge at Willesden Sports Centre.

Four Track Academy students have already started the course, which is offered in conjunction with the College of North West London.

Each participant will spend 21 hours at the academy fulfilling the criteria of the course, which includes observing and assisting a designated senior coach in order to gain invaluable knowledge and skills.

Students will be entitled to travel expenses, while those under 18 must obtain consent from their parents or guardians.

Academy founder Connie Henry said: “The student will be monitored throughout their training, and will be assessed on their communication, commitment, time management, engagement and participation.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for young people with a genuine interest in athletics. It is a personal development platform for further training, while it will develop their key skills and communication.

“Once they’ve completed their training they will be able to volunteer at Track Academy and at other athletics or running clubs.”

She added: “We hope to be able to open this course up to even more students in the future, and are proud that we’re the only London club providing this opportunity at the moment.”

The Game Changers Young Volunteer Programme is funded by England Athletics’ partners Spirit of 2012.

It is also part of the Team Personal Best campaign, which aims to inspire more people to get involved in grassroots athletics.

Track Academy is a registered charity, which uses sport for social change among young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

For more information on the course visit www.trackacademy.co.uk.

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