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Phil Tomkins: 1935 - 2017

England Athletics was saddened to hear news of the death of Phil Tomkins, the former President and Chairman of the Suffolk Athletics Association. Phil died on the 9th July aged 82 years old.

BASC bursaries available for coaches and officials

The British Athletics Supporters' Club (BASC) is looking to assist Coaches and Officials with bursaries. BASC will award sums of up to £250 to successful applicants who wish to pursue higher standards. This might possibly, but not exclusively, involve attending a qualification course run by UK Athletics, England Athletics or similar organisations.

Burton AC providing opportunities for new officials

England Athletics, funded by Spirit of 2012 are encouraging clubs to host either a Volunteering Open Day or Officials Taster Session as a way of inspiring more people to volunteer within the club. Burton Athletics Club are one of the clubs who will be delivering an Officials Taster Session on a club night, followed by a Level 1 officiating course at the end of the month.

Nominate your Official of the Year in our 2017 Volunteer Awards!

It is now our 10th year of volunteer awards! That's 10 years of celebrating the outstanding contribution the volunteers across England give, to make our sport happen. There are so many fantastic officials across England, who regularly commit their time to Athletics and Running. This is your opportunity to recognise these everyday heroes!

Host an Open Day or Officials Taster session to encourage new volunteers

Do you feel like you don't have enough volunteers? Always the same people helping you out? If so, hosting a Volunteer Open Day or Officials Taster Session at your club could be a great way of encouraging more people to volunteer as well as raising awareness of how people in the community can get involved in volunteering opportunities within your club.

Nominate now for our 2017 Volunteer Awards

It is now our 10th year of volunteer awards! That's 10 years of celebrating the outstanding contribution volunteers across England give to make our sport happen. It's now your opportunity to recognise the everyday hero in your club or group by nominating them for a Volunteer Award. Go on, make someone's day and let them know how much their support means to you and the sport. We even have a few new categories this year!

Volunteers' Week: Young Official India Hollingworth

As part of National Volunteers' Week, from the 1st to the 7th June, we will be celebrating the fantastic work of our volunteers within the Athletics and Running community whose dedication, commitment and enthusiasm make the sport happen! It's day one and today we will be celebrating the great work of India Hollingworth, a young official whose passion and dedication has secured her place as starter's assistant on the track during the IAAF World Championships London 2017 and call-room assistant at the World Para Athletics.

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