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Wednesday 13 September 2017

First Young Leaders start with Cardiff Athletics Academy

As a part of Cardiff AAC development for the future the club has introduced a Young Leaders volunteer programme which will work with the Academy and for the club during home competitions and events.

The Programme is open to any athlete in the club aged 15 to 17 years old and, during the programme, the Young Leaders will be working with the Academy and their coaches. Whilst on the programme there is a chance to train as a sports leader with Sport Cardiff and, once having reached 16 years old, to attend the Coaching Assistant Course.

The Club is looking at developing the coaching pathway for the Young leaders, so after qualifying as a Coaching Assistant, gaining experience with the Academy and having turned 18 years old the young leaders are then eligible to attend the Athletics Coach course.

The first group of volunteer Young Leaders attended the first Academy night of the new term on 11 Sept 2017.

If you are interested in helping the club as well as developing your individual CV and can attend the Academy training nights between 5:30-7:00pm, please contact Mark Gold in the Club Office.

This is an important new venture and will hopefully encourage young persons to widen their interest in the sport and, from today's Young Leaders, to become tomorrow's senior officials and coaches.