News - South East


True Sportsmanship from young athletes at Bexhill

Away from the leading pack in the Sussex Cross Country Championships, two young athletes were having their own battle as they raced towards the finish line in the U15 Girls' competition. In boggy conditions Chichester's Heidi King - who had a slight lead - fell. Brighton Hove's Yvette Edmans stopped, helped her up and ensured Heidi went through the funnel in front of her.

Club resources for coaching and officiating courses

Whether you are a club looking to encourage more people to get involved as a coach or an official in 2015, or an organisation that understands the value of having qualified volunteers, we have resources to help you guide people to the right course for them.

Sussex Network Winter Squads underway

Many of the county of Sussex's leading young athletes have been taking part in the Sussex Winter Endurance and Track and Field Squads 2014/15. 50 to 60 athletes have attended each of 3 endurance sessions, and around 50 of the top under 13 and under 15 athletes took part in Winter Track and Field Squad days.

Coach Bernard Wilkins awarded 2014 BBC Unsung Hero award for South

Abingdon AC's Bernard Wilkins has been awarded the 2014 BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero award for the South. Bernard has been coaching for the past 16 years. He is a highly respected coach and contributes countless hours to developing endurance athletes in the local area.

South East Volunteer awards presented

Over the last two months, presentations were made at a number of club and county venues to congratulate the winners of the England Athletics South East Regional Volunteer Awards 2014.

Bexley Run England pilot benefits the whole community

Bexley Run England pilot shows you how running can benefit the whole community - delivered in partnership with Bexley Mencap. From a taster to weekly sessions, a regular number of adults from Bexley Mencap are finding out how much fun a Run England group can be and how running can improve their fitness.

Kent Young officials steal the show at Sportshall Athletics

A group of teenage officials from Ashford AC and Thanet AC were the stars at a KCAA Sportshall Open competition at Folkestone Leisure centre recently. Some are already qualified officials, and others are new "recruits" and are all likely to be nominated for Bursaries from the Kent and Medway Athletics Club towards the cost of attending a Level 2 officials course next March.

Sports minister visits BMHAC

As one of the borough's flagship sports and leisure facilities, Down Grange is extremely well used and valued by resident s and visitors to the Basingstoke area. Three of the bigger clubs, including, Basingstoke and Mid Hants Athletics Club, have recorded increases in membership and continued success within their selected sports and are now looking to make further improvements.