Welcome to our website, we hope you find it useful & informative. Below is a summary of what McCain Athletics Networks are, and how ours is structured & run.
Athletics Networks are clusters of clubs working strategically with other local key partners to develop the sport of athletics in that area. McCain Athletics Networks are multiple clubs (often comprising of a mixture of track and field and off-track) working together in each area. McCain Athletics Networks will seek to drive up the quality of coaching, links with community groups such as schools, competition in clubs (inter and intra club) and also seek to develop the all round quality of provision within clubs in the network.
The ethos behind McCain Athletics Networks is all about working in partnership. By demonstrating that we are working in this manner there is greater chance of accessing local and national funding from a variety of partners.
The South Surrey network comprises of the following clubs:
What are the benefits to coaches/athletes/volunteers who are a part of this network?
As well as the usual benefits of being an affiliated club you can also benefit from:
- Priority access to national McCain Athletics Network Conference.
- Network coaches or mentors will be given priority access into Local Coach Development Programme and access to National Coach Mentors through local Club Coach Support Officers.
- Priority access to Flying Coach Development Programme.
- Priority access to national Club and Coach Workshop programme.
- You will be able to apply (subject to funding) for McCain Athletics Network investment.
- Direct CCSO & Network development officer support at brokering and developing relationship with Schools Sports Partnership, County Sports Partnership, Local Authorities and other key partners.
- Direct support from Club and Coach Support Officer to source and access local and national funding opportunities from a wide range of partners.
In short what is the network trying to achieve?
- To grow and sustain participation levels in the sport
- To improve the quality of experience for all participants
- To improve levels of athlete performance
- To lay the foundations for the next generation of champions
- To establish sustainable club environments
How is the network structured?
- Each club has a representative(s) on the network commitee, which meets regularly, they are the first point of contact for their respective club members. The network has 3 directors (Chairman, finance, communication) to satisfy the requirements of being a Ltd company, however all decisions are made by the network committee. The network contracts one development officer, and is supported by the England Athletics club & coach support officer for the area: Christine Benning.