FCN works alongside Spar International at the the European Athletics Indoor Championships


As principle sponsor of the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade on 3-5 March 2017, SPAR will once again be working with the Female Coaching Network (FCN) to run the SPARK kids Athletics Park (SPARK). 

SPARK was first launched at the 2010 European Athletics Championships and has since developed into a great platform for demonstrating the key disciplines of athletics: running, jumping and throwing. The partnership with FCN has further expanded SPARK to include training guidelines for young athletes and their parents.

During the course of the Indoor Championships in Belgrade, FCN will hold workshops at the SPARK tent, encouraging all young spectators to participate. Activities will be based around an indoor track and field concept called Sportshall and is aimed at kids aged 4-16. The SPARK area will also include the popular Nutrition Zone tent, which is dedicated to promoting and encouraging healthy eating.

At this year’s Indoor Champs we will also be running a hashtag competition (#sparkfcn) where spectators can share their experiences of the Indoor Championships and stand a chance of winning a SPAR shopping bag.


“As a food retailer, SPAR is committed to promoting a healthy, active lifestyle. By partnering with the successful Female Coaching Network we are helping to provide our young stars of the future with excellent athletics guidance and training. We look forward to another successful SPARK Kids Athletics Park at this year’s indoor championships,” 

Penny van der Kaars, Communications Manager, SPAR International.


A big thank you to Spar International for their continued support of the FCN.  We are very much looking forward alongside their fantastic team and introducing a whole new generation of children to the sport of track and field!

For more information about SPARK and the work of the FCN at the European Championships, please email us at info@femalecoachingnetwork.com



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