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Backley and Merry confirmed for Annual Congress

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Steve Backley Athens 2004

Bookings are now being taken for the UK Awards Dinner on Saturday 25 November and the Annual Athletics in the UK Congress on Sunday 26 November at the NEC, Birmingham.


Former world record holder over 1500m, 2000m and the mile, Steve Cram MBE, will be the Guest Speaker at the UK Awards Dinner supported by Heidsieck & Co Monopole champagne.


The evening will be the launch of Heidsieck & Co Monopole, the new official and exclusive champagne supplier to UK Athletics and the GB & NI team. It promises to be a fantastic occasion, with award presentations across 19 categories covering UK clubs, coaches, officials, facilities and volunteers.


Olympic medallists Steve Backley and Katharine Merry have confirmed they will be attending the Annual Congress. They will be taking part in a Chat show entitled ‘Once in a lifetime opportunity - London 2012’ with some of Britain’s rising stars dreaming of success in London. Journalist and Broadcaster Sybil Ruscoe will host the session.


Other speakers for the Annual Congress include Dave Moorcroft on ‘Leaving a challenge’ and representatives from the Celtic nations and England Athletics will talk about ‘Accepting the challenge’. Discussion groups will include Power of 10, Competitions and World Class Coach Development


Tickets for the Annual Congress on Sunday are £15 and tickets for the UK Awards Dinner on Saturday night are £25.


For further information and to request a booking form, e-mail congress@ukathletics.org.uk or phone 0870 998 6798.