British Athletics - Search for new paralympic athletes!
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 Learning Disability
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
Athletes need to register in advance for Talent Introduction Days, stating which event discipline they would like to join:
Job King (Midlands & South) - email@example.com 07841504311
Shelley Holroyd (North & East) - firstname.lastname@example.org 07912070625
Katie Jones (UK - wide) - email@example.com 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.
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.
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