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This CPD Event is run by England Athletics

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CPD Event Details

Regional Coach and Athlete Development Day - Throws


When? 14th Oct 2017
Registration Closing
10th Oct 2017
Gateshead College Academy for Sport, Next to Gateshead International Stadium Neilson Road Gateshead Tyne And Wear NE10 0EF

Workshop time

9.30am until 4.30pm


England Athletics will be hosting regional coach and athlete development workshops covering discus, shot, javelin, hammer, and club. The workshops will be inclusive and will therefore include seated and ambulant throwing support where appropriate

Workshop description

The days will be split into 60 minute workshops led by experienced, national-level coaches who will clearly and simply demonstrate how to develop efficient and effective throwing techniques within a club environment. Further information regarding the timetable will be released soon.

who can attend

These workshops are aimed at coaches who have completed the Athletics Coach qualification or the old level 2 and above. Where appropriate, higher-level content and coaching methods will be covered. Coach numbers will be limited if necessary but we will limit athletes in each discipline to 10 so we can deliver a valuable learning experience to all of the coaches and athletes.


No charge to licensed coaches or affiliated athletes.

Who will deliver

The session will be delivered by our England Athletics Regional Coach Lead with support from national-level coaches in the regions.

Regional Coaching Lead - North

Nick Ridgeon

Nick was a member of the National Coach Development Programme (Discus/Shot) for 5 years. He coaches Alan Toward in the Discus (59.33) and has been a team coach for England and the GB U/20 team. Nick is currently head of Strength and Conditioning at Northumbria University with a MSc in S&C. Nick also delivers the Movement Skills and Physical Preparation workshops.

Contact information

Any important enquiries should be directed to Rob Thickpenny (Coaching and Athlete Development Manager - Throws). Email:


There is ample parking at the venue


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