London Regional Council

Council Members

  • Peter Crawshaw – Chair
  • Ben Noad
  • Lorna Boothe
  • Steve Bosley
  • Jacob Hood
  • Ellie Brown
  • Mark Purser
  • Adrian Day
  • Anthony Soalla-Bell

Clubs

Steve Bosley is the appointed member responsible for clubs in London, you can contact him via london-council-clubs@englandathletics.org

Steve has been a member of Herne Hill Harriers for over twenty-five years and was Club President in 2002. He has been club secretary for over 20 years and has also been President of Surrey County and club as well as Surrey County team manager at cross country, track & field and sportshall in addition to being one of the founder members and former chair of the South London Athletics Network. He has organised events in all facets of athletics including co-organiser of athletics at the London Youth Games for four years, track and field league and open meetings, road races and cross country races. He also organises fun runs, sport relief runs and other events that encourage the community to be involved in athletics. He enjoys all aspects of athletics whether dealing and helping with newcomers having their first introduction to the sport, developing through the levels up to National standard. Steve has also been on several groups at local borough and London levels involved in the development of athletics and sport in general.

Coaching

Lorna Boothe is the appointed member responsible for coaching in London, you can contact her via london-council-coaching@englandathletics.org

Lorna is a double Olympian and Commonwealth gold and silver medallist in the 100m hurdles and GB team manager for nine years which included being the Senior Team Manager for the Sydney Olympics. She worked for the IAAF and was part of the Academy Management Group responsible for the setting up of the IAAF Academy and World Class Coaches Club. She was also a part of the consultation team and then a development officer for the setting up and management of the Lottery Funded World Class Performance Programme.

As a member of English Sports Council Racial Equality Advisory Group she worked with the Commission for Racial Equality to set up the now high profiled Sporting Equals programme. She is currently a member of the European Athletic Coaches’ Association Committee. She is GB U20 coach for sprints and relays and she is enjoying a successful time with her own training squad – primarily coaching at junior level.

Officials

Peter Crawshaw is the appointed member responsible for officials in London, you can contact him via london-council-officials@englandathletics.org

Peter has been a member of the London Council since 2009, having been inspired to join the Council by its vision of bringing athletics to those parts of London with no direct access to the sport, and was elected as Co-Chair in 2013. He has focussed on a number of athletics administration roles after retiring from a senior finance role at the end of a long career in the City of London, during which he had a wide involvement with athletics as a competitor (Hertfordshire 800m champion and a Blue at Oxford University), club administrator (Achilles Club team manager, Membership Secretary and Treasurer for over 25 years and closely involved with the organisation of university athletics), and Level 4 Field Judge.

In the latter role, Peter is active at all levels from grass roots to international competition, including London 2012. He has been a member of the SEAOA Field Sub-Committee since 2004 chairing that group since 2009. He is also currently Officials Secretary for Surrey County AA and Surrey Schools AA. Peter was appointed to the England Athletics Board in 2014 and chairs its Audit & Assurance Committee. He also represents England Athletics on the UKA Safety Advisory Group.