LEEDS ATHLETICS NETWORK – PROGRESS REPORT 30 OCTOBER 2011
Year 2 Funding Approved
The most recent news is that the funding for October 2011 to October 2012 (“year 2”) has now been formally approved by England Athletics. The total funding is £28,000, which covers a wide range of projects in Administration, Endurance (including Run England), Track & Field, Junior Athletics and Disability Athletics.
There are some new documents on the website, but since I’ve made a few changes to the organisation of the website, I’d better explain that next.
The website is still accessed at www.leedsathletics.net and you’ll see the usual front page. But if you look at the index on the left hand side, you’ll see fewer items, and at the bottom, you’ll see a new item “Info for Members”. Click this and a new “Members Area” index appears with all the “missing” items (at the bottom of this is “back to Main Page”).
The intention is that the home page will have items of interest to everyone so will have club lists, contact information race dates, Run Leeds group locations and contacts etc. The Members Area will have the information for our club, race and other partner representatives.
Annual General Meeting
Louise will be issuing minutes of the meeting soon, in the meantime …
Louise & myself gave a presentation of the Year 2 plan – you’ll find it in the Members Area, under Plan and Status, in “Louise and Bob’s powerpoint presentation to the AGM”, or access directly at http://www.leedsathletics.net/LAN%20Year%202%20Plan%20AGM%20Presentation.ppt
We gave a summary of the organisation and activities of Year 1. The accounts show that we have £4,235 remaining from our year 1 grant.
We then gave an outline of the areas of spend for year 2, totalling £28,235. We also showed a proposed revised organisation structure. This can be accessed directly at http://www.leedsathletics.net/LAN_Organisation.htm . We will have the main LAN steering group which will meet every 4 months and 3 sub groups (Endurance, Run Leeds and Track & Field) each of which will also meet every 4 months.
We then moved on to election of officers for 2011/2012 as per the new organisation chart.
I did not seek re-election as Chair, wanting instead to concentrate on leading the Endurance projects, continuing with the admin of the website and doing some running. Sara Birkinshaw volunteered to take over as Chair and was elected unanimously. The full committee for 2011/2012 will be
· Network Chair – Sara Birkinshaw: firstname.lastname@example.org
· Co-ordinator - Louise Purdy: email@example.com
· Vice-chair - Bob Jackson: firstname.lastname@example.org
· Treasurer – Paul Beresford
· CCSO - Lucy Birkenshaw: email@example.com
· Endurance sub-group (LEAF) – Bob Jackson
· Track & Field sub-group – Martin Horbury
· Schools co-ordinator – to be appointed
· Volunteers co-ordinator – Jill Stocks
· Coaching co-ordinator – to be appointed
Endurance Sub-group (LEAF)
and after the AGM there was a brief discussion of a project to start a Leeds
Race Series in 2012. The total scope is to be decided but it will ideally
include all races in
There will be a meeting of LEAF on Monday 7 November at 6:30pm at John Charles Centre. All clubs and race organisers are invited to attend.
The meeting will review all the Year 2 projects for the Endurance sub-group. There is an Agenda and also a discussion paper about the Leeds Race Series on the website. (Thanks to Fraser Weir and John Marshall for their contributions to date on this topic).
Beginners and Improvers Groups
is a new Sport England initiative to get new people into exercise once a week
and running is seen to be one of the key areas. Louise, Holly, Katy
Elliott and myself have been to a meeting at West Yorkshire Sport to discuss
this (there are some documents on our website in the “Recent Documents”
section), and Sara, Louise, Katy and myself have had a further meeting
Recent Documents on the website
Sorry, I got a bit behind with this, but the “Recent Documents” page on the website has now been updated with
· more coaching courses from Debbie Beresford
officials courses (including risk assessment and traffic management courses)
· winter endurance coaching workshops organised by Brian Scobie.
· other coaching courses and workshops available from West Yorks Sport, Calderdale Network and South Yorks Network.
I think that’s it for now; I hope to see many of you on Monday 7 November