Phoenix duo reach new coaching level

HERTS Phoenix coaches Ian Burrows and Katherine Walker have stepped up a level after 12 months of study, training and practical assessment. Burrows and Walker have each qualified as UK;Athletics Level 3 Performance coaches.

HERTS Phoenix coaches Ian Burrows and Katherine Walker have stepped up a level after 12 months of study, training and practical assessment.

Burrows and Walker have each qualified as UK;Athletics Level 3 Performance coaches.

As well as obtaining this qualification Ian is a selector and team manager for the Hertfordshire Schools Combined Events teams and a team manager for the Hertfordshire Schools team attending the English Schools Track and Field Championships this year.

Katherine is also a qualified official and is regularly seen officiating at meetings throughout the region.


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Last year a record 16 Herts Phoenix athletes were called up to the Hertfordshire schools team for the English Schools Championships and this year that number was even higher with 21 athletes selected to go to Gateshead on Friday, July 11 and Saturday, July 12.

The club is has also gained a place on the England Athletics Eastern Region 'Developing Excellence in Coaching' scheme.

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