Prince Harry has encouraged people to show their support for the world's best Para Athletes when the World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 come to the London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Park in Stratford from 14 to 23 July.
The North West region was delighted to lift the team trophy at this weekend's Typhoo National Junior Athletics Championships organised by the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS). More than 200 junior disabled competitors returned home with a superb mixture of medals and personal bests.
England Athletics and Team Personal Best are delighted to announce the Inspiration Clubs who will be leading the way in disability athletics and running this summer. The clubs are receiving a package of support and equipment to enhance their delivery of disability athletics and inclusive provision.
On the 1 and 2 July, more than 200 junior disabled athletes from across the UK will compete in the Typhoo National Junior Athletics Championships. Following eight regional qualifiers, the National Championships will take place at Warwick Athletics Stadium in Coventry where spectators will be able to spot future stars.
Organisers announce more than 230,000 tickets sold for World Para Athletics Championships London 2017
With three weeks to go until the start of the World Para Athletics Championships, organisers London 2017 Ltd have announced record sales with more than 230,000 tickets sold. Sales are bigger than all of the previous eight editions of the championships combined and the biggest ever outside of a Paralympic Games.
An athletics club volunteer, a seated thrower, and a coach have all been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours. The BEM (British Empire Medal) was awarded to Ros Cramp for services to Disability Sport and to Ron Allison for services to Athletics. Paralympian Claire Harvey receives an MBE for services to Diversity, Inclusion and Sport. In addition, Sport England's CEO Jennie Price was recognised for her work.
One of those awarded a British Empire Medal in the recent Queen's Birthday Honours is Ros Cramp who volunteers much of her spare time with Stevenage and North Herts Athletics Club, as well as giving her time freely to a number of other sports to support disabled people.
Passionate about everyone getting involved in our sport? Want to do something to celebrate and access a small grant to help? For the first time in history one city will host back to back Championships in recognition of this country's love of our sport. England Athletics and the Team Personal Best campaign (teampersonalbest.org) are inviting clubs to hold Inspiration Days (ParaAthletics Inclusive Days) to encourage their communities to get involved and try our sport this summer.
We are pleased to announce registrations are now open for our outdoor track and field Senior Championships. These will be held in conjunction with the AAA and UK CAU champs in Bedford on 29th and 30th July and will also include our national Disability Championships. The competition is the selection event for the England team competing at the Manchester International. You can register with a paper entry or online.
As part of the Inspiration Programme, we are holding a Disability Summit in London on 14th July for anyone who wants to learn more about provision for disabled people in their club or group. To get your free tickets complete with an invite to the first session of the World Para Athletics Championships read on.