England Athletics News

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Volunteer Spotlight - Mike Burrell

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.

Digital Pilot opportunity for development agency

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).

Get more people involved in officiating in your club or local area! Support resources available

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! You can also access free resources from Team Personal Best to help with this or other types of activity.

Officials Taster Session in action

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.

Workshop: becoming a Volunteer Run Marshal

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.

Get more people involved in volunteering at your club!

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.

Bob Smith - funeral details

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.

CEO Club Visit: Ivanhoe Robins

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.

Bob Smith

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.

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