Last updated 14 September 2014
England Athletics: Development Coach of the year
(2011): John Blackie
John has been involved
in coaching for over 10 years and has had tremendous success in
developing the athletic talents of hundreds of young people. He started
the Bees Academy five years ago and now more than 400 children attend
weekly athletics coaching sessions. The initiative provides 16+ young
athletes with the opportunity to coach by assisting with the coaching
sessions. Children under the age of 13 are encouraged to try all
athletics event and not to specialise too early. John has also coached
many County, Regional and National Champions in a wide range of events.
England Athletics web site
If you are interested in Sprinting or Long Jump you should
attend Norman Park on Mondays and Wednesdays evenings ONLY at 19:00 and NOT
Tuesdays and Thursdays as no sprint coaches are available on those nights.
Norman Park. Various groups
from 18:00 – 20:30 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.
Ladywell – Monday and
Wednesday 18:00 – 19:45 Age 11 upwards. Contact Michelle Bovell 07930 191345.
Crystal Palace – Tuesdays
18:00 – 19:30 for athletes who have been sent by team managers or other coaches.
Contact Michelle Bovell 07930 191345
Bees Academy – School years
4, 5, 6 and 7. Norman Park Athletics track.
details or contact John Blackie 020 8325 0241 or 07768 120519
ALL COACHES Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Checks.
You should have received a letter from UK Athletics (UKA) giving
instructions about obtaining a CRB check. It has taken me nearly a year to
complete all our coaches checks through Bromley Council. UKA has decided
that it is time that they did something about this very important issue.
They were very interested in our progressive policy around Child
Protection and the steps taken by us so far especially around CRB checks.
They now wish to bring the organisation inline with other organisations.
(They are about two years behind most.)
What this means is that we will all have to have the checks done again
with UKA being the registered body instead of Bromley.
I hear you say why can't our checks with Bromley be transferred? I have
been in negotiations with UKA and this is not possible. The main reason is
that as Bromley is the registered body any information that comes to light
about an applicant will go to Bromley and not UKA. Bromley would not be
able to pass this information on due confidentiality and cost.
There would appear to be no way out of this other than to re do the CRB
checks. This is important that we comply as they envisage that from next
year no new or requalifying coaching certificates will be issued without a
current CRB check being done through UKA.
The letter issued by UKA is self explanatory you will need to contact
them with you documents to hand (NI number, passport/driving licence
details). You will need to quote 22525500000 which is UKA's registered
body number. Tell them you are a VOLUNTEER and you need an ENHANCED
disclosure. They will send a partly completed form. I will have to check
with your original documents. Their contact number is 0870 9090844. The
letter you received will explain all this if you need any help please
Home: 020 8290 2077
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Welfare Officer (Child Protection Officer)
Dear Fellow Coach/Team Manager
As Coaches and Team Managers and all others who come
into contact with children and young persons it has become necessary for us to
be checked out through police records.
In today's society such measures are increasingly
necessary for both the protection of the children and young persons that we
come into contact with. It is also important for the peace of mind of both
parents and the Club as an organisation.
As the Child Protection Officer for the Club I have been
made the person responsible for collating and checking of the CRB (Criminal
Records Bureau) Disclosure Application Forms.
I am aware that some of you would have been checked in
the past through various jobs or other organisations you have been involved
in. It is of importance for our club that we have a united system of checking
all our volunteers which is both universal and current. So I would ask that
unless you have been checked in the last month I ask that you complete one the
forms which comes with a guide to completing the form and a few tips from me.
As we are volunteers the cost of the check is met by
It will be necessary to complete one of these forms and
produce to me evidence of identity as indicated on the form.
I will be distributing these forms to Coaches and Team
Managers that I know. I am at the track on Tuesdays and Thursdays. (Middle
distance girls). Also on Wednesdays with the U11s at 6pm.
For those of you I have not had the pleasure of meeting
please could you pass your details to me at
and I will send you a form.
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