Clubs - East

Clubs - East

This page is for your point of contact with the elected Regional Council system covering club matters. It is set up to allow you to know who is responsible for this subject area (which we call a Portfolio) in the East. We intend to increase the content of the page once the system is fully up and running with content like news items relevant to the portfolio either in the region or more widely and details of the matters you seem most concerned with from your feedback. The regional councillor heading up clubs in the East is profiled below.

Getting in touch

To contact your portfolio holder simply email

Neil Costello

Neil is a member of Cambridge and Coleridge AC and has been involved in athletics for many years as competitor, coach, official and general volunteer.

Neil is an endurance coach and continues to take part in road races and cross country races when his legs are willing.

Before retiring Neil worked as an economist in the public and private sectors. He has experience of the complex issues involved in running a club, including recruiting and supporting volunteers, working with external partners such as facility providers and linking club activities with the local community.

Clive Poyner

East Council Clive PoynerClive started out competing for Halesowen and Bromsgrove, around 40 years ago, as a reasonable County standard 400m/800m runner.  At 18 he became a coach and went on to Chair the University team.

Before moving to Norfolk he coached the winner of the European Masters' 400m title.  As a founder member of Reepham Runners, Clive ran a number of 1/2 marathons before his daughter got him back into Track and Field some 10 years ago.

He now has coaching qualifications in throws and jumps, trained as a track/field judge and timekeeper, been Chair of City of Norwich AC and the local Network. His current focus is on Coaching and Development with CoNAC and coordinating Team Norfolk in the UKYDL as youth development is his major interest, including Sportshall.