Club Governance

Good governance is about having the right structure, people and policies and procedures in place at your club. Whilst Athletics & Running Clubs are responsible for their own governance, England Athletics aims to support clubs to be well run by providing the following;

Club Standards 

England Athletics wants to assist clubs to ensure they are operating in a safe and responsible way in accordance with the good governance code set out by Sport England and in line with relevant legislation by providing ‘Club Standards’.  We recommend that all clubs adhere to these standards.

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Club Governance Resources

To help clubs England Athletics have created a resource section on the website.  The Governance resources include; Constitution advice and templates, club legal structures, dealing with club disputes, managing disciplinary hearings & committee structures.

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Legal Advice through Muckle LLC

England Athletics has a legal advice services hotline for clubs which is operated by the leading law firm, Muckle LLP.  Muckle LLP provides a FREE legal helpline for all Affiliated Clubs & Bodies and can support with club legal structures, committee structures and club disputes.

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Support from a Club Support Manager

Our Club Support Team work to provide high quality support and guidance to affiliated athletics and running clubs on a range of areas including governance.

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Compliance Support through England Athletics Club & Athlete Compliance & Wellbeing Manger.

Jane Fylan can be contacted for serious misconduct matters jfylan@englandathletics.org or call 0121 713 8450 (option 3)

Need to know hoow to report serious misconduct? Click here to download our flowchart (PDF 120kB)