How to Volunteer

Your Athletics Club Needs YOU!

RVAC has grown very rapidly in the past few years and is desperate for new volunteers to help out with both coaching and admin duties. Our athlete waiting list has had over 200 children for almost 2 years but now that we have a new track, our ability to offer more places is still limited by the number of coaches we have to run sessions. Please help us offer coaching to more children in the community by volunteering with us.


Want to Know More?

Being a coach is a very rewarding experience and the club is committed to investing in this area ensuring that all it's coaches are appropriately qualified by UK Athletics to effectively coach running, jumping and throwing. UK Athletics offer several coaching awards:

Coaching Assistant Award

This award is aimed at those looking to assist more experienced coaches. It provides prospective coaches with an introduction to coaching athletics via a range of run, jump and throw skills and activities. The course duration is two days and is usually run over one weekend. There is no assessment element and a Coaching Assistant license will be awarded to successful attendees on completion. More information is available here.

Athletics Coach

Coaches who opt for this pathway will be expected to develop their technical knowledge and expertise across a range of events in relation to running, jumping and throwing activities; this will form the basis of a strong training and competition base regardless of the event-specific choice later in the athlete’s development.

During the programme, candidates will be asked to consider, plan for and adapt training to meet the needs of individuals who have a range of abilities, experiences and fundamental movement skills regardless of their chronological age.

The AC programme is a twelve month development process to becoming qualified and licensed as an Athletics Coach, however, once underway, applicants have up to one year to complete all elements of the qualification from their day 1 start date. More information is available here.

If you are interested in becoming a coach, helping with the admininstration of the club, being on the commitee, officiating or even just serving tea then please send us an application: