UNESCO European Athletics Young Leaders Community


  • Let's Rock 'n' Roll Madrid 2013

    Sunday 28 April 2013

    Today it was the first time I saw a maratón on live. It was the “Rock ’n’ Roll Madrid 2013” where more than 26,000 people overran the streets of the Spanish capital. Two close friends from the USA (Nicole Minardi and Abby Stanley) ran the ½ marathon and my brother and I were following the race by bike. Both of them had ups and downs, but they succeed and reached the finish line. I was so impressed by the sacrifices these girls did, and not only them, but thousands of amateur runners that never in their lives had ran ...

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  • Engaging WOMEN into athletics clubs and youth committes

    Friday 19 April 2013


    My name is Claudia Troppa and I live in the nice Mediterranean island of Mallorca, Spain. I'm a the director of Diana Athletic Club (DAC) which was born in Mallorca in 2010 with the main idea of developing a sports culture that enables and values the full participation of women in all aspects of sport in general and athletics in particular. We strongly believe that engaging those young women in the athletic clubs is really important, and we consider it a priority.

    The Diana Athletic Club is based on three lines of action: performance, collaboration with research and ...

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  • Swedish Youth Council 4 Athletics!

    Sunday 14 April 2013

    Hi Young Leaders

    My name is Asa Jonsson, I am from Sweden and I am also a young leader. Right now I am the president of a youth board integrated with the national athletic association. In the Swedish Youth Council for Athletics we are proud to be one of the best organized Youth Council in the country. Our main purpose is to:

    - arrange venues and a possibility to build networks for young athletics leaders
    - make sure that young people get their voices heard at national level in athletics
    - strengthen the young people that want to get engaged in the clubs ...

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  • Be part of a great competition...

    Friday 05 April 2013

    I want to share my experiences with you! I worked in the LOC of the European Cross Country Championship 2012. I worked as a Technical Director, so my story is an “inside” story. I had some experience about organization of events, but those were really small competitions. So for me the EA Cross Country Championship was a huge event – I should say, that was like the Olympic Games for me!

    What did I like the best during the organization?
    I think the best part was the teamwork and cooperation with others. I had to work together with the EA staff ...

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