Regional Council Elections 2023

We are pleased to announce the conclusion of the nomination process for the regional council elections in 2023. A ballot will be held for the North West Regional Council as the number of nominations exceeded the number of places available. All affiliated England Athletics clubs and organisations within the North West Regional Council area will receive an email with an electronic link to the ballot from Thursday 9 March 2023.

It takes diversity of thought, culture and perspective for athletics to become a more inclusive sport where everyone belongs and can flourish, so, as always, we actively encouraged nominations from candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds.

Watch the video below to hear what some of our Councillors have to say about their role.

Find out what some of our current Councillors say

The regional council elections decided who would represent the views of the sport at the grassroots. In total, across the nine England Athletics’ regions there were 36 seats up for election.

Regional Council Elections 2023. Map with number of vacant positions per region: North East (3), North West (3), West Midlands (5), South West (5), Yorkshire and Humberside (4), East Midlands (4), East (4), London (4), South East (4)

How does the election process work?

Anyone wishing to stand as a regional councillor in one of the nine regions needed to submit their nomination between 23 January and 24 February.

If the number of candidates matches the number of vacant seats in a region, then those candidates will be elected automatically onto that regional council once the nomination process has ended.

If the number of candidates exceeds the number of vacant seats in a region, then it will be for affiliated clubs and members in that region to select their preferred candidate[s].

Any ballots will take place between 6 and 27 March.

Regional Council Elections 2023 Key Dates graphic. January 23rd: Start of election process: candidates submit nomination forms. February 24th: Nomination period closes. W/C March 1st: Successful nominees elected onto Regional Council OR ballot confirmed for regions with more candidates than available seats. March 6th: Start of ballot process: clubs vote for preferred candidates. W/C March 27th: Ballots close: Successful nominees elected onto Regional Council

By early April, we’ll know who has been successfully elected across all nine regional councils and, therefore, will be representing the views of grassroots sport at local and national level.