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UK Athletics

Workshops for teenage talents

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UK Athletics talent development managers (TDMs) have named the days on which they will be running a series of workshops for athletes, coaches and parents focussing on this summer’s main under-18s’ competitions – the IAAF World Youth Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic, on 11-15 July and the European Youth Olympic Festival in Belgrade, Serbia, on 22-27 July.


The first get-together will be on Friday 4 May (7.15pm) at Bath University in room 6E2.2, or meet at Reception of the Sports Training Village at 7pm. Contact TDM Tim Snowdon on 07920 078 546 or by email tsnowdon@ukathletics.org.uk for more details.


Workshops for Londoners will be held on Saturday 5 May at Lee Valley Athletics Centre (11am) and Brunel University (3pm) Contact TDMs Jo Jennings (tel: 07803 671977) or Rob Denmark (07736 782350) for further information.


For details of the workshops on 5 May (12 noon) at Sport City, Manchester, and on Tuesday 8 May (5pm) at Alexander Stadium, Birmingham, contact Paula Dunn (07718 526362).


The final workshop will be on Friday 11 May (7pm for 7.15) in the Exeter Harriers’ clubhouse, Exeter Stadium. Contact Tim Snowdon for more detail.


All of the workshops will outline primarily the realities of the major under-18 events and give advice and information regarding selection and how to prepare successfully for the championships.