SAN 2014 Quadkids Tournament

We are pleased to announce that the dates and formats for the 2014 SAN Quadkids Tournament have finally been agreed!

See below for the dates (all Wednesdays), venues and times. Click here to view the timetable.

Date Venue Time
18th June 2014 – Qualifying 1 YAC, Spectrum, Guildford 17:00 – 20:00
9th July 2014 – Qualifying 2 Walton AC, Walton-Upon-Thames 17:00 – 20:00
16th July – Final YAC, Spectrum, Guildford 17:00 – 20:00

 

Please note there are a couple of changes this year:

1) Following last years feedback, the final shall now take place in the same school term as the Qualifying rounds making it easier for schools to compete.
2) Entry fees for each team (10 Athletes) has now been raised to £60 in response to making all SAN events self-funded.

This poster highlights the age groups and qualifying conditions for the final, so please read it carefully. The age qualification has now been based upon school years 5 and 6 to encourage both schools and clubs to participate – therefore athletes in years 5 and 6 can now compete.

Click here to view the QuadKids Primary Manual if you are not familiar with the primary school format.

As always, all athletes will receive a personalised certificate of achievement and those who achieve the required standard will each receive a Quadkids badge.

Finally – please make sure you register with Stephen Wilder if you wish to participate as there is a limit of 8 teams to each Qualifying round venue. Teams will be allocated on a first come first served basis – so don’t leave it until last minute to register!

Good luck to all teams competing!

Upcoming Courses

There are many courses coming up in the South Eastern Area for those volunteers who wish to become coaches or officials.

Coaches are very important for athletics. The more coaches we have involved in our clubs the more athletes we can get involved in the sport. The coaching qualifications range from coaching assistant and leader, up to courses for volunteers to become a qualified Athletics coach. There are also coaching courses for Athletics Running Fitness.

Click here to view all the upcoming coaching courses.

Below are flyers that are specific to coaching assistant courses being held at Guildford Spectrum and Winchester Stadium. There is also a flyer for a leader in running fitness course being held at Winchester Stadium.

Flyer for coaching assistant held at Guildford.
Flyer for coaching assistant held at Winchester.
Flyer for LIRF held at Winchester.

Officials are also crucial in the world of Athletics as without them competitions wouldn’t be able to happen. So if you’ve ever pondered the idea of becoming an Athletics official, please have a look at the upcoming courses. With more dedicated officials, competitions can run more smoothly. Courses are available for those who want to be on the field as officials or for those who prefer to be on the track as time keepers, starters or track judges. There are also Health and Safety and Risk Assessment courses.

Click here to view all the upcoming officials courses.

All information in relation to the courses can be found on the flyers and course lists. Any queries, please e.mail Rebecca Turford at England Athletics.

Welfare Officer Workshop

Marilyn Parsons of Guildford and Godalming AC has kindly arranged a Child Protection workshop on Monday 10th March for club Welfare Officers.

It’s important to note that this talk is only available for nominated Welfare Officers of the network clubs and is not open to all. Club Welfare Officers must e.mail Christine Benning to reserve a place.

Thanks must go to Marilyn for arranging the evening and to Active Surrey who have provided a room to host it in.

Click here to view the flyer for the workshop.

First Aid Course – 25.1.2014

First Aid Course Booklet First Aiders are essential for competitions and training to take place in athletics, so it was great to see a full house of 24 volunteers turn up to the First Aid Course held at Camberley on 25th January. Run by Brian from Myosis, volunteers from Walton AC, Guildford and Godalming, Camberley District and various running clubs from outside the network came together to either become First Aiders or to reinforce their First Aid training.

General sports First Aid was covered including how to deal with broken bones, anaphylactic shock, practice of CPR, correct recovery position and examinations of medicinal administers.

Wendy Letheby from Walton AC said “It was a good refresher course.. Not much has changed since I did my initial course, but it was good to reinforce my knowledge of First Aid which helps me feel more confident should a situation arise. The tutor was very good at involving everyone.”

Booklets were handed out on the day, but official certificates should be issued shortly.

Special thanks to Camberley and District AC for hosting the course. Keep your eyes peeled for the next First Aid course date to appear.

SAN Official Education

Surrey Network Official Education

The Surrey Network is keen to increase the numbers of officials within the member clubs and has set up a subsidy scheme to assist with the costs of courses. The scheme is supported through funding from England Athletics until end of March 2014.

The process is as follows:-

  1. Applicant/Club applies for the course and the CRB check, making the payment for the course directly to England Athletics.
  2. Applicant informs his or her club when they have confirmation of a place.
  3. The Club
    completes the details below and sends the form to Martin Goodway – megoodway@hotmail.co.uk.
  4. Attach details/flyer of course with the cost/Course application form.
  5. The subsidy is duly paid to the club’s account by the Network after completion of the course

Subsidies of 50% are available for the level 1, 2 & 3 courses with H&S add on, subject to the Surrey Network funds being in place.

Click here to download the subsidy form.



SAN Coach Education

Surrey Network Coach Education

The Surrey Network is keen to increase the numbers of coaches within the member clubs and has set up a subsidy scheme to assist with the costs of courses. The scheme is supported through funding from England Athletics until end of March 2014.

The process is as follows:-

  1. Applicant/Club applies for the course and the CRB check, making the payment for the course directly to England Athletics.
  2. Applicant informs his or her club when they have confirmation of a place.
  3. The Club
    completes the details below and sends the form to Martin Goodway – megoodway@hotmail.co.uk.
  4. Attach details/flyer of course with the cost/Course application form.
  5. The subsidy is duly paid to the club’s account by the Network after completion of the course

Subsidies of 50% are available for the courses, subject to the South Surrey Network funds being available


Click here to download the subsidy form.