Aviva Talent Introduction Day – Bath University – Sunday 20th March 2011

16 Mar

The inaugural Aviva Talent Introduction Day will be held at Bath University on Sunday 20th March 2011 with around 30 athletes from across the South West and beyond. The day is also open to all UKA club and personal coaches to share good practice. Any questions or attendance confirmations should be forwarded to Job King – details below. 

In addition to the main sessions there will be:

–          C4 film crew filming a new athlete with the wheelchair racing group.

–          UKA National Classification with a full house of 12 athletes booked in and a short reserve list.

–          PORT-ER Running Master Class for Amputees.


A full timetable is at Downloads – Aviva Talent Introduction Day.


Bath University, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY

http://www.teambath.com/getting-here/ Please note that if you enter the University postcode (BA2 7AY) into a Sat Nav you will be directed to the Quarry Road entrance.  For easiest access you need to continue to the Norwood Avenue Entrance. The track is at the far end of the Sports Training Village (STV) – enter through the Main Reception and follow the concourse to the stairs / elevator at the end. On the lower floor past the lockers towards the indoor track. Attendees will be meeting in the Indoor Jumps & Throws area.


Please take suitable training equipment for use both indoors and outdoors. A small number of racing chairs will be provided.


Bring your own. There is a small cafe above the track serving refreshments, fresh coffee (for parents!), jacket potatoes etc.


Details have been sent separately with an appointment timetable etc.

Job King

Disability Athletics Support Officer – Midlands & South West

England Athletics Ltd

Mobile 07841 504311

Email jking@englandathletics.org


The event is for athletes intending and eligible to compete in UKA Parallel Success competitions in 2011.


Some are already training in clubs, but also have a number of new athletes identified through Playground to Podium and various Paralympic Talent Days.

A mixture of ages from 13 to 50, and impairment groups, with a range of aspirations and abilities. There are 33 athletes registered currently.


Any athletes wanting to attend are free to contact Job King, particularly if they are already training in a club.England Athletics only ask that any athletes with a learning disability have a Mencap classification.