Be a coach for Bournville Harriers

Are you interested in getting involved in assisting the coaching for our Club? Bournville Harriers continues to grow in numbers and in our athletic performance. To support this growth, we have some ambitious plans to improve our structured coaching and mentoring service for all members.

We are seeking current members to help us enhance and increase our team of qualified assistants. Our current coaching team have a recognised qualification and share the management of our organised training sessions throughout the year.

One of our ‘governing bodies’ has finally provided a suitable and relevant coaching qualification which is appropriate for clubs such as ourselves. ‘Leadership in Running Fitness’ is a one-day training course which qualifies and insures leaders to deliver safe and fun endurance running sessions without having to know about other disciplines such as javelin throwing or high jump.

The cost of the course is £90 and Bournville Harriers has agreed to refund each member who attends the course £60 so you only pay £30. This is a great opportunity for those of you who would like to get involved to assist our coaching team but are not confident enough to take on a more formal coaching role.

If, however after completing the course, you decide you do want to progress to a formal coaching role, there are pathways open to you which are also supported by the club.

You will need to undertake a CRB check

More information on the ‘Leadership in Running Fitness’ course is here.

The next courses, available to us are as follows

Course Dates: 10.Oct.10

  • Location: Aylesford School, Shelley Avenue, Warwick, Warwickshire
  • Cost: £90
  • Course Code: MC0223

Course Dates: 16.Oct.10

  • Location: Hadley Stadium, Waterloo Road, Smethwick
  • Cost: £90
  • Course Code: MC0234

Course Dates: 17.Oct.10

  • Location: Shobnall Leisure Complex, Shobnall Rd, Burton-on-Trent
  • Cost: £90
  • Course Code: MC0216

Course Dates: 21.Nov.10

  • Location: The Alan Moreton Track, Kingsway, Stourport on Severn, Worcestershire
  • Cost: £90
  • Course Code: MC0215

You will need to book yourself onto the course (form is here – PDF) and please let BvH coaching co-ordinator, Mick James know you intend to apply, to get the refund.

Further courses within the Midlands area can be found at and a downloadable application form is available on each course.

If you require any further information about the course or booking procedure, please contact Mick James (

3 Replies to “Be a coach for Bournville Harriers”

  1. I’ve just booked for next Saturday so if anyone is thinking of it but has no transport, please drop me an email to to arrange a lift, as I probably won’t be able to make it on Thursday at club night (and Monday is a Bank Holiday).

    This will be a great course for anybody who wants to raise their own awareness of what’s required to lead and coach, without the pressures of concentrating on the performance side. This really is tailor made for athletes of all abilities.

  2. I would urge anyone thinking of giving the coaching a go. To go for it. You will get a great insight into helping fellow athletes achieve their goal. It is very awarding and a chance to give a little back to this great club