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British Athletics - Search for new paralympic athletes!

British Athletics

British Athletics are promoting a series of Talent Introduction Days for aspiring disabled athletes to train with specialist coaches across the Paralympic athletics events - sprints, ambulant throws, seated throws and wheelchair racing.
 
If you enjoy sport and want to try something new, have met one of the Parallel Success team at an event, or joined an athletics club in the past year these events are for you!
 
• Aged 11+, children and adults
• Sporty background - enjoy P.E, athletics, sport or working out
• Paralympic impairment groups including: 
       o Visually Impaired and Blind
       o Cerebral Palsy inc Stroke & Trauma
       o Spinal Injuries
       o Amputee inc Dysmelia & Talipes
       o Dwarfism
       o Learning Disability
 
DATE                                  VENUE   
Sunday 1st December           NEWHAM              
Sunday 26th January            CHELMSFORD        
Sunday 9th February             LOUGHBOROUGH   
Sunday 16th February           SHEFFIELD             
Sunday 16th March               BATH   
Saturday 22nd March            MANCHESTER  
Sunday 23rd March               NORTH LONDON  
Dates for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, TBC
 
EVENTS
Athletes need to register in advance for Talent Introduction Days, stating which event discipline they would like to join:
 
Job King  (Midlands & South)   - jking@britishathletics.org.uk 07841504311
Shelley Holroyd (North & East)   - sholroyd@britishathletics.org.uk 07912070625
Katie Jones (UK - wide)   - kjones@britishathletics.org.uk 07912070624
 
Alternatively new athletes can complete this online form and we will get back to you: www.englandathletics.org/parallelsuccess
 
Coaches will be delivering the following sessions:
o Sprints & Running
o Ambulant Throws
o Seated Throws
o Wheelchair Racing
 

TRAINING & COACHING
If you need advice about joining a local athletics club or finding a coach, please ask! We can also provide information about classification, finding a guide runner or specialist equipment - running blades, throwing frames and racing chairs.
 
COMPETITION OPPORTUNITIES
England Athletics Championships now promote fully integrated Parallel Success competition, including Senior, Age Group and Open events. This is in addition to a number of County Championships and Disability Grand Prixs across the UK providing competition for classified athletes.
 
All domestic and international competition results are captured on the Power of 10 UK Rankings.
 
CLASSIFICATION
The Talent Introduction Days include UKA Classification Clinics for athletes with eligible physical impairments, already training with a club and ready to compete in Parallel Success events. Appointments are filling up fast so please contact Shelley or Job asap if you would like to be added to the waiting list.
 
For details on eligibility and classification for Visual Impairments and Learning Disability please visit:
British Blind Sport                   www.britishblindsport.org.uk/classification/
Learning Disability www.uksportsassociation.org/athlete_classification/index.html