National Facilities Strategy

Our ambition is to create an innovative and inspiring network of sustainable athletics facilities, with the capacity to meet both current and future demand across England. England Athletics has published a national facilities strategy to explain how it will work towards achieving this ambition. A copy of the strategy can be downloaded by clicking here (PDF 5MB).

Accessible Facilities

England Athletics are committed to supporting clubs and groups to ensure the facilities they use for athletics activity are accessible.

UKA Facilities and Health & Safety guidance

Facilities guidance

Guidance on facilities have been produced by Sport England in partnership with England Athletics and UKA. Where conventional facilities are not suitable or viable a compact facility may be a suitable option:

Free Track and Field Facility Course now available

To support Venue Operators and clubs to run safe, well managed Track & Field Facilities, UK Athletics have launched a brand new online E-Learning Track & Field Facility Course which is available free of charge.

This course is designed for leisure/track managers, grounds staff, athletics club members and anyone with an interest in athletics facility management.

  • Provide safe, functional facilities that meet the intended use
  • Reduce capital repairs and cost
  • Reduce unscheduled shutdowns and repairs
  • Extend equipment and facility life
  • Maximise lifecycle cost savings

Course content:

  • Operator responsibilities
  • Different types of athletics facilities
  • Looking after your facility:
  • Track surfaces
  • Infield and field events
  • Venue safety and risk assessments
  • Producing your own facility operations manual
  • Course assessment – 30 minute multi choice assessment exercise

Click here to access and book onto the course

Click here to open the 'How to Book' instructions (PDF 320kB)

Users without a UK Athletics uLearn login will be required to create an account by clicking the register button on the course booking page. Please note, your registration can take up to two working days to be approved before you can access the course.

Down Grange track

Pictured is Down Grange track which has recently been upgraded from a 6 to 8 lane track as part of the local sports complex enhancements.