Clubs - East Midlands

Clubs - East Midlands

This page is for your point of contact with the elected Regional Council system covering club matters. It is set up to allow you to know who is responsible for this subject area (which we call a Portfolio) in the East Midlands. We intend to increase the content of the page once the system is fully up and running with content like news items relevant to the portfolio either in the region or more widely and details of the matters you seem most concerned with from your feedback. The regional councillor heading up clubs in the East Midlands is profiled below.

Getting in touch

To contact your portfolio holder simply email

Mark Wall

I have been actively involved in athletics in a range of events since 1973. This has been both in the UK and Australia. In that time I have been a competitor (competing in a range of Countries). I have been involved in coaching since 1991 with athletes from novice to International level. I have been acting as an Official since 1975, including at International level. This is largely done on a peripatetic basis, going to the athletes rather than having a permanent base.

In terms of administration, I have been actively involved at club level since 1975 in Track and Field Clubs (Box Hill and North West AC) in Australia and specialist clubs both here (Leicester Walking Club, my current club) and Australia. This involved holding positions as diverse as Club Captain, Acting Secretary and Chair (President). I have also been a dual claim member of Road Running and Track & field clubs in the UK. I have been involved at state/Regional and national levels in both nations. I was a member of the UKA Competition Strategy Group, who was tasked with exploring new and innovative ways to nurture the sport.

My responsibility at Regional and National Council level is for clubs, the heart of our sport. They need to cultivate interest in the sport and serve the interests of the key individuals in the sport, the athlete. I see it as my task to facilitate this.