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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

Feb
21
Tue
all-day Athletics Holiday Camp 21-23rd F... @ Gateshead College Academy for Sport
Athletics Holiday Camp 21-23rd F... @ Gateshead College Academy for Sport
Feb 21 – Feb 23 all-day
Athletics Holiday Camp 21-23rd Feb (half term) 2017 @ Gateshead College Academy for Sport | England | United Kingdom
At Athletics North East we believe we need to encourage the next generation of sports stars. The best way to do this is to involve children from a young age, our courses are designed to[...]
all-day Pole Vault Training Camp 21-23rd... @ Gateshead College Academy for Sport
Pole Vault Training Camp 21-23rd... @ Gateshead College Academy for Sport
Feb 21 – Feb 23 all-day
Pole Vault Training Camp 21-23rd Feb 2017 @ Gateshead College Academy for Sport | England | United Kingdom
In February 2017 we will be running our next Pole Vault Training Camp at Gateshead College Academy for Sport. This is a perfect opportunity for you to learn everything you need to know about pole[...]
Feb
25
Sat
all-day National XC Championships @ Wollaton Park
National XC Championships @ Wollaton Park
Feb 25 all-day
National XC Championships @ Wollaton Park | England | United Kingdom
This is an important event in the cross-country calendar – we encourage all of our athletes to enter. Free transport will be provided – please indicate on the entry form (on club noticeboard) whether you’d[...]

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