England Athletics require a digital development agency to deliver a fit for purpose Officials' management and deployment system for an initial pilot project. The successful agency should challenge our thinking and ensure that the developed system is customer-focussed, delivering an optimised user journey for our Officials (volunteers).
Would your club or group really benefit from involving more officials, or do you know a club in your area that would? Are you unsure where to start to get more people involved? If so putting on an Officials Taster Session, could be a great way of raising awareness of the opportunities available and highlight what a positive experience officiating is!
Burton Athletics Club recently hosted an Officials Taster Session at the club to encourage more parents to get involved. They used the free resources available on our website from Team Personal Best to help them with the day, and following the taster session, hosted a Level 1 Field Course at the club to allow those interested to continue their officiating journey.
Bicester Athletics Club hosted an 'end of summer season fun competition' at the club and used it as an opportunity to deliver a volunteer recruitment session to try and engage more parents within the club. The club used the free Team Personal Best resources available to order online or download from our website at www.englandathletics.org/TPB.
Now's the Time, Thamesmead in association with Team Personal Best have organised a free workshop for anyone interested in finding out more about volunteering at a running event. After the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to be a volunteer run marshal at the annual Thamesmead 5k and Family 1mile eventsand to be paired up with a more experienced volunteer for the day, if they wish.
Would your club or group benefit from involving more volunteers? Are you unsure where to start to get more people involved? If so putting on a session to recruit volunteers at your club, could be a great way to raise awareness of what volunteer opportunities there are available within your club or group. You can get support with FREE resourecs from Team Personal Best.
The funeral for Bob Smith will take place on Wednesday 9 August, 1.15pm in the East Chapel, Southampton (Stoneham) Crematorium, Basset Green Rd, Southampton, SO16 3QB. All most welcome to attend the service and for light refreshments following; venue to be confirmed.
England Athletics Chief Executive Chris Jones went along to visit Ivanhoe Robins with Club Support Manager Heidi Bradley. Also visiting the club for the evening was international distance runner Gemma Steel. Chris, Heidi and Gemma met young athletes, volunteers, and staff of the school where the club meets. They had the opportunity to find out more about how the club currently operates and plans to develop.
England Athletics is greatly saddened to hear news of the death of Bob Smith. Bob made a huge contribution to the sport and the work of England Athletics as a volunteer and member of England Athletics staff. Our thoughts are with his family and many friends in the sport at this time. Funeral details are now available.
Team Personal Best has seen people throughout the country celebrating the Summer of World Athletics as London hosts the World Para Athletics Championships and IAAF World Championships. We take a look at some of what has happened so far and how you can still get involved.