England Athletics is committed to raising the standard of facilities at sustainable community athletics clubs around England, increasing the opportunities to access quality facilities for both new and existing athletes.
Managing the facilities at a community athletics club can be a minefield of legislation and guidelines, from planning permission for floodlights to fire safety compliance in club houses, or funding assistance for new developments.
To help you make the most of your resources, England Athletics are developing a range of guides to help clubs with all aspects of managing and improving your facilities. These range from governance guidance through to information on asset transfer.
England Athletics are committed to supporting clubs and groups to ensure the facilities they use for athletics activity are accessible.
- For more information on accessible facilities, click here to download the EFDS Access for All; Opening Doors facilities guidance (PDF format document).
- Click here for Sport England’s Accessible Facilities Guidance.
Guidance on facilities have been produced by Sport England in partnership with England Athletics and UKA. Where conventional facilities are not suitable or viable a compact facility may be a suitable option:
- For Sport England's guidance on facilities please click here
- To view UKA's short videos on facilities risk assessment (high jump, pole vault, cage and horizontal jumps) please click here
Pictured is Down Grange track which has recently been upgraded from a 6 to 8 lane track as part of the local sports complex enhancements.