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Year of the Coach

07 October 2010

The closing date for the 2010 UKA Women’s Coaching Conference on Saturday 23 October has been extended to Tuesday 19 October.

The event, hosted by UKA and England Athletics, will take place at Kents Hill Park Training and Conference Centre, Milton Keynes and builds on the enormous success of the inaugural women’s conference in 2009; it’s the first in a series of activities to be led by the recently formed ‘Women in Coaching Advisory Committee’ who are tasked primarily with contributing to the development of a strategy for women in coaching initiatives.

Margo Jennings, coach to Kelly Holmes, 2004 Olympic Games double gold medallist, and Maria Mutola, 800m gold medallist in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, heads the line up alongside Louise Deeley, a Sports Psychologist for over 16 years and Managing Director of Inside Performance Consulting Ltd.

The pair will be joined by nine workshop leads delivering across a variety of topics: leading hurdles coach Judy Vernon; Toni Minichiello, UKA’s National Event Coach (NEC) for Combined Events and coach to World and European heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis; Mhairi Keil, Performance Nutritionist at the English Institute of Sport (EIS); Emily Parker, UKA’s Apprentice Coach for Horizontal Jumps; high jump specialists Carol Jackson and Norma Harris; England Athletics’ National Coach Mentor for Youth Development, Scott Grace; Liz Davidson from the Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation and Peggy Wiseman, co-founder of the Women’s Running Network.

Following the daytime conference, coaches are invited to attend an evening meal which is included within the £25 cost for the day.

For further information on the UKA Women’s Coaching Conference including booking details, go to www.uka.org.uk/coaching.

The closing date is midnight on 19 October 2010 and late bookings will not be accepted.

For event queries please email women@uka.org.uk