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Brentwood Running Club Invite Local Community To Become Involved In Coaching

25 Oct Brentwood Running Club Invite Local Community To Become Involved In Coaching

If you are looking for a new challenge or have always wanted to use your free time to give back to the community, then England Athletics are encouraging you to join the enjoyable world of athletics and running coaching as part of their national campaign #gocoach which aims to get 10,000 new coaches into the sport by 2020.

Brentwood Running Club is offering the community the chance to get involved in coaching with a selection of courses including Coaching Assistant and Leadership in Running Fitness (LiRF).

You don’t need to have a sporting background to become a coach, Brentwood Running Club will demonstrate that people of all ages, backgrounds and aspirations can get involved in coaching. Whatever their inspiration, it is a way of giving back to the local community by sharing their knowledge and their desire to see others enjoying an active involvement in athletics and running. Whether you are a university student, grandparent or simply someone with a little spare time, becoming a licensed volunteer coach or leader can be a life changing role.

There are a number of volunteer coaching pathways available, including:
· Coaching Assistant – for those looking to become involved in coaching track and field athletics, including endurance events on the track.
· Leadership in Running Fitness – for those looking to lead groups of recreational or beginner runners, including as part of an affiliated running or athletics club, or as part of a RunTogether Group.*
· Leading Athletics – for those looking to lead athletic activities in support of a Coaching Assistant or Athletics Coach in an athletics or running club.

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The joint fastest woman in the world in 2018, Dina Asher-Smith, is fronting the #gocoach campaign as she is fully aware of the importance of great coaches in the sport having trained with the same coach John Blackie since she was nine-years old.