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Stefan Holm

18 August 2008


UK Athletics is pleased to announce the extension of a partnership with the Ron Pickering Memorial Fund, which will see a 2nd World Class Coaching Conference held this autumn, at Loughborough University. The provisional dates are Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 October.


Following the success of the 2007 World Class Throws Conference, the RPMF working with UKA, will seek to reach new heights by staging a World Class Jumps Conference, featuring some of the World's greatest exponents of the various events, and their coaches.


Final details for a full weekend of presentations and practical demonstrations by the World's very best exponents are being confirmed and more news will follow shortly. The RPMF are currently in discussion with some of the world's top athletes and coaches to ensure a high quality conference offering a great opportunity for UK Coaches.

For example, for the triple jump we will capitalise on the recent, and hopefully current, success in the event to have the "Best of British" coaches and athletes joining us to share the knowledge and experience of those who have been there and done it at the very highest levels.


The Conference shall feature long jump and high jump programmes on one day, and triple jump and pole vault on the other, to allow coaches to attend multiple presentations.  In addition, some of our most talented young athletes and their coaches will also be invited to attend a special one day clinic which will allow them to work personally under the guidance of the invited coaches.


The Olympic Games in Beijing mean that exact details and confirmed attendees are proving difficult to finalise before the end of August. In the meantime, if you are interested:


1.       Keep the dates free - Saturday 4 / Sunday 5 October 2008
2.       Email conferences@ukathletics.org.uk  to confirm your interest and we will send out a booking form once more details become available.


Further details shall be released via the UKA Website.  This promises to be an event that every jumps coach in the country should attend if possible.


To check the review of last year's event, which received widespread acclaim, you can visit http://www.rpmf.org.uk/pdfs/AW_Nov_29_News_10.pdf


For full details and information of the Ron Pickering Memorial Fund, please visit - www.rpmf.org.uk