How great would it be to have even more volunteers involved in your club or group? If you're looking for ways to get more people volunteering with you then why not hold a session to raise awareness of how people can get involved in volunteering?
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.
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.
England Athletics are currently investigating the potential of organising an Athletics Coach course that is only open to coaches who are involved in Throws events (including Athletes, Parents, existing Coaching Assistants, or Level 1 Coaches). To guide the planning and development of this idea, and to gauge the opinion of those that would be potentially interested in attending such a coursewe will be hosting a QA session at the Senior Championships being held at Bedford International Stadium.
These Pilot Courses are part of the updated Athletics Coach qualification currently being developed by UKA. Places are now available on these pilot courses which include elective content on Day 3 where candidates can choose between Speed, Throws, Jumps or Endurance. Day 4 assessments will also focus on the selected event group.
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.
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!
Team Spirit is a dedicated Facebook Community group from England Athletics, which aims to bring volunteers within athletics and running together. The Team Spirit Community can be found atwww.facebook.com/groups/TeamSpiritEA
Throughout June we've been celebrating the work of our incredible volunteers through our #YouMakeItHappen campaign; without these volunteers our sport simply wouldn't happen. We've all enjoyed looking through your photos and videos of you thanking your volunteers, from baking to giving prizes, you've been showing your appreciation.
Between July and September, England Athletics, funded by Spirit of 2012 are encouraging clubs to host a Volunteering Open Day or Officials Taster Session as a way of inspiring more people to become volunteers within your clubs. And to help you we have a range of free resources you can order including T-shirts, pens, badges and wristbands.