Coaching news October 2017 Training HQ is at Five Acres High School (formerly Lakers) www.fodacjuniors.com facebook parent and 13+ info search for FODAC Junior presentation evening. Saturday 25th November. Venue, time & cost to be confirmed. Registration As coaches we are extremely grateful the parents and grandparents who do the junior registers. Claire Chapman does a super job of organising the it all. Claire arranges for the registers to be done Tuesday and Saturday. The registers are completed in half an hour. Claire will explain exactly what is required. It means turning up 10 minutes early. Let Claire or any of the coaches know if you are prepared to help. It’s usually no more than once or twice a month. Tuesday U11s years 4/5 in the school gym 6-7. Registration from 6pm Young athletes should remain in the junior hut until the coach collects them. DO NOT GO INTO THE GYM WITHOUT A COACH. U13 and above to register in the hut and wait outside for a coach. Warm up will be on the school play yard before going round to the Freedom Leisure Sports Hall. Thursday Is by invitation. Training is a little more specialised. The coaches are conscious of the athletes being outside all the time. They therefore need more individual attention. Saturday mornings all ages are welcome in the school gym 9-10.30am Register from 8.50. Young athletes should remain in the junior hut until the coach collects them. DO NOT GO INTO THE GYM WITHOUT A COACH. U11 will be in the hall 9-10. They may go outside 10-10.30 and should come dressed prepared. Anyone u13 and above should come prepared to train outside. All athletes should have a non fizzy drink with them at all sessions. Severnbanks satellite Meet around the back of the school. Traning will be in the school hall and play yard until all work is completed when we will return to the gym. facebook FODAC Severnbanks satiate. Cross Country Fixtures 2017/18 season: Gwent League: Fixture Dates and Venues: Sat 14 October 2017 – Llandaff Fields, Cardiff. In conjunction with the Cardiff Cross Challenge Sat 11 November 2017 – Penlan Leisure Centre, Brecon. Sun 3 December 2017 – Pembrey Park, nr Llanelli. Sat / Sun 10/11 February 2018 – Pontypool Park, Pontypool. Sat 3 March 2018 – Blaise Castle, Bristol Gloucestershire Cross Country League: Sat Oct 14 2017 Gloucester -Blackridge Sat Nov 4 2017 Charlton Park, Malmesbury Sun Dec 10th 2017 Katherine Lady Berkeley Sports Centre, Wotton-under-edge Feb 17 2018 Cheltenham (TBC) Gloucestershire AAA CC Championships is 6 Jan 2018 at Old Down Country Park. Athletes can compete as unattached in cross country races if they have not signed up as club members. They will not score in the club team and will need to pay the entrance fee to enter the races. Forest primary schools championships Thursday 19th October Forest secondary schools championships TBC Forest Primary schools Sportshall TBC Sportshall Fixtures Sun 5 Nov Freedom Leisure Lydney Sat 25 Nov Beaufort Community Academy Gloucester Sun 17 Dec Leisure@Cheltenham Additional fixtures in Jan and Feb 2018 for anyone selected to represent Gloucestershire. Indoor T & F fixtures The first Open in the Cardiff Metropolitan University Grand Prix Series 10/12/2017 Cardiff Metropolitan University Christmas Classic Grand Prix The second Cardiff Met Grand Prix in the series 04/01/2018 Cardiff Metropolitan University New Year Open Grand Prix The final meeting of the Cardiff Metropolitan University Grand Prix Series 04/02/2018 Cardiff Metropolitan University Non Thomas Open Grand Prix Welsh fixtures will appear on their website.. Birmingham will appear on the Midlands website.. Bath on the South West website. parkrun parkruns always start at 9am. Saturday 5k in which u11s have to be accompanied by someone 18+ Sunday 2kjunor parkrun adults can accompany children from any age. We will sadly be missing Nick Welstead from the coaching team in the New Year. Nick has been a valuable member of the coaching group. Earlier this year Darren Creed also took a break from coaching. They both left on good terms. Both want to put more time into Triathlon training These are the activities the coaches normally lead Dave Lucas. LJ, TJ, sprints, hurdles and middle distance + Severnbanks Andrew Compton. throws Lee Ablett U13+ (Saturday) Pete Compton u13 and specific throws sessions + Severnbanks Kelly Worgan & Nick Wellstead U11 (Tuesday) Jo Ablett U9 (Saturday) Stef Francis fits in as required. Glen Harvey and Melissa KolicU7 (Saturday) Eleanor Flack, Keiran Jones and Max King Severnbanks.

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