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Renfrewshire COV Awards 2013 update

Another award for one of Kilbarchan’s finest as Renfrewshire Council announce that Robert Hawkins has won the category “Performance Coach of the Year”.

Congratulations to Robert on winning this award, and thanks to John Rodger for the nomination.

Renfrewshire Council and sportscotland are working on recognising nominators, nominees and winners of the respective categories in the following ways:

All nominees, short-listed nominees and winners of the local awards to receive a recognition letter/certificate
All nominators to receive a letter thanking them for nominating
All winners to be presented with a £100 cheque. Funding to go towards a recognised CPD opportunity through their SGB or other recognised body (coach scholarship), or can spend the money on the development of their club/players/athletes i.e. buying equipment or attending and competing in a competition
All winners to be presented with a sportscotland sponsored memento i.e. glass trophy
All nominees, short-listed nominees and winners to be recognised via a local press release
All local winners to be recognised on Renfrewshire Council and sportscotland websites
All local winners automatically nominated for the sportscotland National Coaching Awards taking place in October – outcome TBC

We will bring you news on when Robert receives his award along with some pictures of the presentation.

Renfrewshire COV Awards 2013

Renfrewshire Council have today announced that Jason Pender has won the category “Official of the Year”.

Congratulations to Jason on winning this award, and thanks to Jim Green for the nomination.

Renfrewshire Council and sportscotland are working on recognising nominators, nominees and winners of the respective categories in the following ways:

All nominees, short-listed nominees and winners of the local awards to receive a recognition letter/certificate
All nominators to receive a letter thanking them for nominating
All winners to be presented with a £100 cheque. Funding to go towards a recognised CPD opportunity through their SGB or other recognised body (coach scholarship), or can spend the money on the development of their club/players/athletes i.e. buying equipment or attending and competing in a competition
All winners to be presented with a sportscotland sponsored memento i.e. glass trophy
All nominees, short-listed nominees and winners to be recognised via a local press release
All local winners to be recognised on Renfrewshire Council and sportscotland websites
All local winners automatically nominated for the sportscotland National Coaching Awards taking place in October – outcome TBC

We will bring you news on when Jason receives his award along with some pictures of the presentation.

Event Specific Coaching Days

scottishathletics has four more important Coach Education sessions lined up for December.

These dates are key learning steps for those involved in the four areas of Throws, Sprints/Hurdles, Endurance and
Jumps following the international gathering IFAC 2013.

Now our Director of Coaching, Stephen Maguire, has urged Scottish coaches to embrace the next stage of the
programme and interested coaches can email Mary Anderson on

mary.anderson@scottishathletics.org.uk

So the weekend of December 7 and 8 and Sunday 15 December should already be ringed on the calendar as Event Specific Coach Education sessions take place across the disciplines at the various venues.

The schedule is as follows:

Saturday 7 Dec: Throws – Grangemouth
Sunday 8 Dec: Sprints/Hurdles – Grangemouth
Sunday 8 Dec: Endurance – Stirling University
Sunday 15 Dec: Jumps – Pitreavie

‘Our dates in December are important,’ said Stephen Maguire.

‘We are getting into the nitty-gritty of events that weekend, looking at technical issues and the conditioning and planning aspects. We’re looking to move it on a bit from the sessions we had in September.

‘The messages are the same but it is about applying them. I feel people are getting to know each other better.
I’d ask coaches to come along and talk to the presenters. We’re trying to have continuity of presenters so it is not stand alone.

‘I will never be happy with the turnout. If we had 70 or 80 percent of all our coaches coming along that would be absolutely amazing – but I would still be disappointed.

‘My message to people is we are not putting this on, or organising education sessions, for the sake of the egos
at scottishathletics. Everything we are trying to set-up and arrange is for the benefit of our coaches and our clubs.

‘We are not going to get everything right. But we are striving to get it right. We want to try and make sure we are making the proper decisions and we appreciate the support we’ve had. ‘

The December sessions are open to all coaches. Athletes selected to be invited to attend will be contacted via
their coach.

For any more details on the programme please email Darren Ritchie on
DarrenRitchie@scottishathletics.org.uk

Scottish National XC Relays, Cumbernauld, Sat 26 Oct 2013

Venue, changing & Declarations at Cumbernauld High School G67 2UF.

If you are running this Saturday please turn up at the school in plenty of time so that teams can be selected and they can get to the course on time. The start line is 1.5 miles from the school changing facilities.

Bus Times Leaving From
Bulls garage Br of Weir 10.00am
Kilbarchan library 10:10am
Beith Rd garage 10.15am
Thorndene 10.20am
Canal St bus stop 10.30am
Race Times
Girls 12:30pm
Boys 1:05pm
Senior Women 1:40pm
Senior Men 2:40pm

Expect to be at Cumbernauld HS for 11.15 where we will get numbers and everyone ready.

Bus £5, if going direct £4
There should be spare seats on the bus.

Return journey provisionally leaving around 4:00pm.

Please fill out the form below to confirm your participation in this event.

Multi Event Workshop for U12 Athletes, Mon 14 Oct 2013

The Club has arranged for Sandy Robertson to tutor the above workshop which is open to all club coaches and parents/helpers. The workshop will be of particular interest to coaches working with the U12 age group and anyone new to coaching.

This workshop will be held indoors at Linwood ON-X Sports Centre on Monday 21st October from 7pm- 10pm. The first 2 hours will be a practical session and classroom for the last hour. The workshop will focus on the multi-event approach as well as the importance of technical and conditioning development of the young athlete. 12 of our young athletes will be on hand to demonstrate the various drills etc. To register for the above event contact Ricky Miell at rickymiell@btinternet.com . The workshop is open to athletes, Coaches and parents. Minimum age is 16

This is the first in a series of in-house coaching opportunities that Kilbarchan are organizing for season 2013-2104 if you wish any specific coaching workshops please contact Ricky Miell, Robert Hawkins or Jason Pender.

West District XC Relays, Sat 12 Oct 2013, Results

at Hamilton, 13/10/2013

Senior Men A 5th

(Bobby Quinn, Callum Matthews, Paul Leck, Scott MacAulay)

Senior Men B 40th

(Tony Carroll, Donald Petrie, Steven Hill, Norman Groves)

Bobby Quinn was fastest vet and 16th fastest overall. Callum Matthews was 3rd fastest U20.

Senior Women A 1st

2013_WD_relaysSW_1st

(Elspeth Curran, Christina Rankin & Natalie Sharp medals presented by Lachie Stewart)

Elspeth ran the fastest lap, Christina the 2nd fastest and Natalie the 8th fastest.

Junior Boys A 2nd

(Andrew MacAngus, Conor Thomson, Euan Gillham)

Junior Boys B 6th

(Craig Kennedy, Sam McNair, Euan Trout)

Andrew was 4th fastest U13, Conor 3rd fastest U15 and Euan G was fastest U17.

Junior Girls A 3rd

(Eve Griffiths, Laura Stark, Gwen Gillham)

Junior Girls B 4th

Junior Girls C 7th

Junior Girls D 8th

Junior Girls E 20th

Junior Girls F 23rd

Laura had the fastest U15 time, Gwen the 4th fastest U17 and Jemma Reekie the 3rd fastest U17.

Well done to all who took part.

Photos by Donna Matthews

Photos by Bobby Gavin

Scottish Athletics Report