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– Level 1 Course in West a Big Success

Would you like an opportunity to try a new event or upskill your knowledge in track and field events? If so here is your chance…

Athletics Ireland in association with Meath County Board are holding a

Development Day at Claremont Stadium, Navan
from 10 am to 4 pm
on Saturday 10th November 2007

This day will cater for all young people aged 13 and upwards with their coaches, teachers and parents.
EVERYONE is welcome, regardless of experience etc.
The day will offer an opportunity to try events such as javelin, discus ,hammer, high & long jump, with sprints, hurdles and walks also available.
We would be delighted to see teachers and club coaches come along and get involved in this day of athletics.
We will be working outside so come along prepared for cold or damp weather.
Please bring a packed lunch.
The cost per coach, teacher or athlete is €5.
All enquiries to Bart Rogers on (087) 2696577 or e-mail [email protected].

Hope to see as many as possible at this Development Day on November10th

Level 1 Course in West a Big Success

Twenty eight coaches from ten different clubs completed their Level 1 Coaching Qualification in Claremorris this past Saturday.

The course proved a big success with the commitment, energy and enthusiam of all the coaches playing a big part. The course was held over 4 days with day 1 in Galway and days 2, 3 and 4 in the facilities of Claremorris AC in Co Mayo.

The facilities, both at Dangan in Galway, and at Claremorris, proved ideal for the occasion. Great credit goes to Claremorris AC in particular for the use of their facilities and for the hospitality provided.

The course was organised by Athletics Ireland Regional Development Officer, Paul McNamara. Melissa Lawless, a former sprint hurdler of note, delivered much of the practical content of the course.

There are plenty of opportunities for coaches to acquire certification in the near future. For other coach education opportunities between now and the end of 2007 please see calendars here. Another level 1 is planned for the west in the new year.

Several of the clubs involved are now eligible to apply to Athletics Ireland for a Juvenile Equipment Pack. Congratulations to all 28 coaches who completed this Level 1 Course.