In order for the network funding to continue projects must be delivered over the next 5 months that demonstrate impact
The financial summary shows that we have 4k to spend on potential summer projects
Previous successful projects include the wheelchair coaching courses, the indoor athletics meetings and the Run in Leeds projects.
PM informed the network that LCC will be continuing their commitment to wheelchair athletics by donating £7000 to run wheelchair projects in year 2.
The financial summary shows that the race clock, priced at £2000, has not yet been purchased, an idea would be that the network makes a decision this evening whether to purchase or to release this £2k to summer projects.
If we do decide to purchase the race clock we will look to hire out the clock for a small fee which will go towards the original cost of the clock
The network’s quarterly report must be written and submitted to England Athletics by 30th April 2011 and include any plans for summer projects
In order for funding to continue in year 2 the network’s year 2 plan must be submitted to England Athletics by 2nd September 2011.
As a result of LCC Sports Development restructure and current budget restrictions they can no longer continue coordinating the network. As a result WYS have been contacted to coordinate the network over the next 5 months.
3. West Yorkshire Sport & Coordination Role
VJ & LP
West Yorkshire Sport has been contracted to coordinate the network.
The coordination role will be 2 days per week.
WYS will be the point of contact for LAN
Louise Purdy, West Yorkshire Sport Development Officer, will take on the role of coordinator
WYS will submit the quarterly report to England Athletics on 30th April 2011
WYS will coordinate an interim year 1 plan – to discussed and planned tonight
WYS will put together a year 2 plan based on information from club visits
All clubs will be contacted with the intention of arranging club visits asap to discuss the following*;
What’s important to your club
What support you need
What projects would benefit your club going into yr2
*Ideally these items would be discussed in 30 minutes prior to a club training session with the relevant club members
From the club visits a draft year 2 plan will be collated and sent out to all clubs by 17th June 2011 for a
2- Week consultation period which will give clubs the opportunity to respond.
Once the consultation period has ended any amendments will be made and the final plan will be compiled and presented at the July network meeting. The plan will be submitted to England Athletics by the end of August.
4. Suggested Projects for the remainder of Yr 1.
At separate meeting last week with BJ, VJ and LP it was decided that, given the urgency of planning projects to deliver this summer the network would need to complete project planning at the network meeting to kick start the process.
BJ indicated the project areas for year 2 to be Community (including Run England), Disability, Endurance (LEAF), Higher education, Juniors and schools, Race organization (including officials and volunteers), Track & field, Publicity, and Funding (including external partners). Coaching was not listed as a project area as it was anticipated to be a major part of all project areas.
BJ suggested that with limited time and funding for the remainder of year 1, only two project areas could be covered and it was generally agreed that these should be endurance and juniors.
As a result the network will look at project planning for 1 or 2 projects around endurance and juniors breaking out into these two groups.
5. Break Out sessions
P&B Facilities – Can’t help delivery with event specific clinics /flying coach visits
Awaiting LB/LP to calculate costs for Endurance activities
NB We won’t make a decision on the race clock until we know all the costs
Kippax Harriers –
Due to the closure of Garforth Leisure Centre the Kippax Harriers are looking for alternative area/venue to meet for the Country Way Race
John Marshall has a link with a Leeds City Councillor and can support with road closures - minimising charges – those clubs putting on road races please speak to John Marshall at Pudsey Pacers and let him know dates, times and roads required for closure.
Leeds Half Marathon
A leaflet of Leeds clubs has been included in all race packs. Paul Moseley requested clubs to let him know numbers of marshals and preferred location as soon as possible.