Our strategy

Our strategy at a glance

England Athletics is the membership and development body for grassroots athletics and running clubs in England. We are responsible for developing grassroots athletics and running in England through, supporting affiliated clubs to prosper, developing more and better coaches, recruiting and supporting volunteers and officials. England Athletics provides and supports competition opportunities at an international (England representative), national, area and county level.

England Athletics works with UK Athletics (UKA) which acts as a policy maker and works with the home countries, including England Athletics, to secure resources to enable the development of the sport at a grassroots level. For more information see www.britishathletics.org.uk

Our mission

To grow opportunities for everyone to experience athletics and running, to enable them to reach their full potential.

Our vision

Athletics & running will be the most inclusive and popular sport in England, led by a network of progressive clubs and organisations and supported by a sustainable, respected and trusted governing body.

Our strategic priorities

  1. Expand the capacity of the sport by supporting and developing its volunteers and other workforce
  2. Sustain and increase participation and performance levels in our sport
  3. Influence participation in the wider athletics market

Our key values

Pride: We take pride in the work that we do and demonstrate commitment to our athletes in recognition of the important role that we have to play. Athletics in England has a rich history and heritage and we will celebrate the achievements of our athletes from today and yesteryear to inspire future generations.

Integrity: Our sport is founded on integrity. We will demonstrate this in all that we do to earn respect and to build effective partnerships at all levels. We will challenge ourselves and each other to ensure that we adhere to this value at all times.

Inclusivity: Inclusivity is an important aspect of athletics and must be embraced at all levels of the sport. We believe that athletics can contribute towards a healthy lifestyle and a sense of achievement, whatever the age, ability or background of the athlete or volunteer. We should promote inclusive working at all times and reflect this in our actions.


England Athletics Strategic Plan

Click here to download the England Athletics Strategic Plan for 2017 and beyond.