This weekend sees our last major track and field championship of the summer with the England Athletics Under 17 and Under 15 championships (which includes our Disablity Age Group championships) taking place in Bedford. There have been over 1300 entries from over 1000 athletes so it should be a busy and competitive two days.
Club Matters is Sport England's one stop shop for sports clubs. Club Matters provides free, convenient and practical resources to help you develop and run a sustainable club. This month we let you know about tools to help clubs with their legal structure, share your stories for free publicity, and being wary of online scams and fraud.
A Tribute Service for Bob Smith will be held at 2pm on Saturday 2nd September 2017, at Brunel University London (Indoor Training Area), Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PH.
As a part of Team Spirit we're highlighting the work of some of our amazing volunteers, one of these volunteers celebrated a special birthday recently, Mike Burrell from Bicester Athletics Club. Mike has been coaching athletes since 1961; wanting to give something back to the sport that he loved. He's also qualified as a Field judge and has spent time as the Surrey County Coaching Secretary.
England Athletics is pleased to announce arrangements for the first of our upcoming consultation events. We would like people from all sections of the affiliated athletics and running community to attend. So whatever your role in the sport please see these details.
England Athletics are holding a junior mountain running trial race in Sedbergh on 27th August for the 2017 Junior Home International which will be hosted by Scotland and take place at Peebles on 16th September. If you'd like the chance to represent England, why not come and take part?
Nominations for an England Athletics elected Board member close shortly. We would encourage you to consider whether you, or someone you know, would be suitable for nomination.
Chris Thompson rolled back the years to run 28:40.40 in taking a convincing victory and gold at the England 10,000m championships at the Trafford Grand Prix in Manchester at the weekend. The women's race saw a dominant performance from Charlotte Arter who continued her fine recent form in racing to a new lifetime best of 32:37.52.
While the IAAF Diamond League series resumed at the Mller Grand Prix Birmingham and rising stars plus Olympic champions were in action at the Manchester International, there were a number of other top performances across the UK and overseas. This week AW includes results from the BMC Grand Prix in Trafford, Ipswich Twilight 5km, Scottish Age Group Championships and more.
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).