Building Athletic Confidence

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Lord Lawson of Beamish

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Gateshead Athletics Network
Birtley AC are strongly committed to working with Gateshead Athletic Network to deliver the following:-

  • Employment of several Development Coaches to organise and run a wide variety of athletics initiatives to include community delivery, schools delivery and club delivery.
  • The Development coaches will be managed and paid by Gateshead Council and will report back to the Gateshead Athletics Network.
  • The Gateshead Athletics Network will pull together several key partners including Gateshead/Whickham school sport partnership, England Athletics, Gateshead Council and Gateshead Athletics clubs.
  • Through this network meeting on a quarterly basis this will allow the coaches work programmes to be planned effectively and appropriate links with clubs and local club coaches developing school club links for all sessions delivered.
  • To support volunteer Continued Professional Development (CPD) programmes and communication channels specifically for club personnel (for example, Safeguarding & Protecting Children, A Club For All, Book Keeping for Club Treasurers, Newsletter, First Aid courses, E Bulletins, Website etc).
  • Athletic Network coaches to attend joint coaching sessions on a monthly basis.


We have a very good school-club partnership with Lord Lawson Academy on Birtley Lane in Birtley. Not only do we hold all of our club nights there, but the school provides the venue for the annual DABGC Cross Country Championships, and they have recently installed a long jump pit which is for joint use of the Academy and Birtley Athletics Club.

The club also has strong links with Birtley Hub, a resources centre located in Birtley and the location of our monthly meetings.

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Upcoming Events

Jul
26
Wed
6:00 pm North East T&F Grand Prix @ Monkton Stadium
North East T&F Grand Prix @ Monkton Stadium
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm
North East T&F Grand Prix @ Monkton Stadium | United Kingdom
A series of six matches will take place over the season – the first five are at Monkton Stadium and the last one at Gateshead Stadium. Click here to download the full season’s program. Please[...]
Jul
31
Mon
6:00 pm NEMAA – (Vets) League Meetings @ Monkton Stadium
NEMAA – (Vets) League Meetings @ Monkton Stadium
Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm
NEMAA - (Vets) League Meetings @ Monkton Stadium | United Kingdom
The North East Masters Athletics Association (NEMAA) or Vets League is a very friendly, low key meeting, designed to encourage the more “mature” athletes” to have a go at track and field disciplines instead of[...]
Aug
6
Sun
10:30 am Northern Athletics Senior T&F Le... @ Churchill Playing Fields
Northern Athletics Senior T&F Le... @ Churchill Playing Fields
Aug 6 @ 10:30 am
Northern Athletics Senior T&F League (Div 4E) @ Churchill Playing Fields | England | United Kingdom
Open to all senior and vet athletes – we need as many events to be covered as possible, so please consider having a go at a discipline that you may not be 100% comfortable with,[...]

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