England Athletics News


Club Matters - August update

Sport England's Club Matters is the essential one-stop shop of free support for sports clubs. More than 10,000 clubs have registered to benefit from the tools and resources available. Here is an update on how your club can benefit from socal media and free club development workshops.

Last chance to nominate for an England Athletics Volunteer Award

You've only got until tomorrow (Friday) nominate a local volunteer who makes a big difference to the sport in your area or nation-wide. We spoke with two of last year's Volunteer Award winners to find out what the impact of the award has been on them in the past year. Go to www.englandathletics.org/2015-awards-nomination to make a nomination and find out more.

Mastering the Marathon with Mara workshops

The Endurance Performance and Coaching Centre at St Mary's University,Twickenham is hosting a one-day workshop on training and preparing for the marathon with Mara Yamauchi. The event is at the University which also acts as an Endurance Coach Centre to support coaches on England Athletics' development programmes.

Excellent turnout at South West inter-county championships

Sunday 19th July saw the return of the England Athletics South West Inter County Championships to Exeter Arena athletics stadium. An excellent turnout across the events saw some great competition with the county of Devon winning the overall Inter County title.

Tickets for Senior Championships available on the day

This weekend the AAA Championships return, as the CAU and England Athletics Senior Championships take place in Bedford and tickets are available for purchase on the door. If you can't make it to Bedford Vinco will be streaming action from the event online.

Birchfield Harriers researching their members' history during WW1

Birchfield Harriers have been successful in gaining a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to help research the history of the club's members who took part in the First World War. The stories unearthed so far tell of heroic actions, many using the athletic abilities of the stag bearers, "Running between the Lines", as they could run to relight a fuse, relay a message or throw a grenade

England Athletics are signed up to the Mental Health Charter

England Athletics have signed up to the Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation; we are committed to promote wellbeing, promote and adopt good mental health policies, promote positive messages using diverse role models and ambassadors, tackle discrimination, and monitor performance, assess progress and take positive action on mental health issues.

Sophie Papps: Memories of the Commonwealth Youth Games

As the Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa approach we speak to previous England team members about what the Games meant to them and how they helped their development as athletes. We speak to 100m and 4 x 100m gold medallist Sophie Papps.

Making the most of Run Jump Throw

We spoke to a teacher about her experiences of the Run Jump Throw Primary Athletics course to see what she thought of the course and how it impacted on the way she now works with her youngsters.