News - South East


David Holder: 1945-2016

Kent, London and athletics in general have lost a loyal and dedicated servant with the death of Dave Holder, who passed away recently after a short illness. Dave was the London Region and England Athletics Official of the Year in 2014.

Steeplechase training and races at Ashford

The Steeplechase Centre, based at the Julie Rose Stadium in Ashford, Kent, is holding practical sessions to improve hurdling, barriers clearance and water jump skills on 4th, 11th and 18th May.

A learning and sharing environment for officials in Kent

60 Kent officials recently attended a development day held at the Julie Rose Stadium in Ashford. The aim of the day was to create a learning and sharing environment, with experienced officials cascading down all the knowledge they have gleaned over the years to the less experienced.

Consultation in the South East Region

As part of our 2016 Consultation programme, England Athletics would like to receive feedback from clubs and individuals on the venues and locations that we use for our meetings.

Perri Shakes-Drayton visits easyfundraising #spendChristmas winners

Swale Combined AC were proud winners of our easyfundraising #spendChristmas campaign and their prize was a club visit from England Athletics ambassador Perri Shakes-Drayton. Club members worked together and by purchasing their Christmas shopping online through easyfundraising, they raised enough money to purchase some new hurdles and shot puts for the club.

OXSPA and School Hire launch new partnership

Oxfordshire Sport and Physical Activity (OxSPA) has launched a new partnership with online facility portal SchoolHire. The partnership will provide the public with access to sports facilities throughout Oxfordshire and give schools and other facilities the opportunity to maximise the use of their sports halls, pitches and courts.

EDM Play Day for officials: 21st February

Precision Athletics are running the first 2016 session of their popular free "Play Days" on 21st February. The EDM is the Electronic Distance Measuring device used by field judges at meetings and this is a good chance to get to grips with EDM equipment in an informal setting.