Club Support webinars and events

Our Club Support Team organise and deliver a range of free workshops that aim to provide guidance and support to affiliated club volunteers so they can carry out their role confidently and develop their club. Hosted on Zoom, these interactive virtual events share useful information and best practice, and provide an opportunity for discussion.

Club Health & Safety | 26 January 2022, 6.30 – 8pm

This workshop will focus specifically on health and safety and the clubs’ responsibilities to ensure all club activity is operating safely and risk is minimised. By the end of workshop club volunteers will:

  • Understand what clubs should have in place for health and safety.
  • Identify club committee responsibilities for health and safety.
  • Explore any potentials challenges that their club may have in relation to health and safety and formulate an action plan to overcome them.
  • Understand how to access further support to help clubs with health and safety.</ li>

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Club Finance | 2 February 2022, 6.30 – 8pm

Good financial management is part of good club governance and will protect the clubs values and reputations whilst looking after club funds and being accountable for the clubs actions and decisions. By the end of the workshop club volunteers will:

  • Understand the importance of good financial management.
  • Identify club committee responsibilities for financial management.
  • Explore any potentials challenges that their club may have in relation to financial management and formulate an action plan to overcome them.
  • Understand how to access further support to help clubs with finance management.

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Club Safeguarding | 9 February 2022, 6.30 – 8pm

Everyone has a role to play in keeping others safe and all club members should know what to do if they have any concerns. This workshop will focus specifically on safeguarding and the clubs’ responsibilities for safeguarding their members. By the end of workshop club volunteers will:

  • Understand what clubs should have in place for safeguarding.
  • Identify club committee responsibilities for safeguarding.
  • Explore any potentials challenges that their club may have in relation to safeguarding and formulate an action plan to overcome them.
  • Understand how to access further support to help clubs with safeguarding.

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Eating disorders in athletics and running- how to spot the signs and know what to do | 15 February 2022, 5.30 – 6.30pm

With Martha Williams, Clinical Advice Coordinator at BEAT. BEAT are the UK’s eating disorder charity. Founded in 1989 as the Eating Disorders Association, their mission is to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders. The webinar will cover:

  • What to look out for (signs and symptoms of an eating disorder, including overtraining signs)
  • As a club, what support can you offer if you suspect a member has an ED? Signposting and resources. What to do or not to do.
  • When would this require a safeguarding referral? What if the person is under 18 or vulnerable? What to do.

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Club Governance | 16 February 2022, 6.30 – 8pm

Good governance is the foundation of a well-run club. It will protect the club’s values and reputation whilst looking after the club’s funds and people and being accountable for the club’s actions and decisions. This workshop highlights the key principles of good governance and the resources that can help clubs. By the end of the workshop club volunteers will:

  • Understand what good club governance is in relation to club standards.
  • Identify club committee responsibilities for club governance.
  • Explore any potentials challenges that their club may have in relation to good governance and formulate an action plan to overcome them.
  • Understand how to access further support to help clubs with good governance.

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myAthletics Portal – Club Management: updates and user guidance | 7 March 2022, 6:30pm

This session covers the key functionality of myAthletics Portal to enable clubs to manage their affiliations and registrations. We will go through the basic processes for club membership secretaries to follow and also introduce recent updates, including the Club Standards checklist.

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Connecting differently through sport | Monday 14 March, 6:30-8:30pm

This workshop is hosted by Sense Sport and is for anyone who is interested in engaging people with sensory impairments and complex disabilities in athletics and running. Cost £20.

The workshop will help you to:

  • Understand the different disabilities a participant may have – and how these may affect someone taking part in an athletics session.
  • Learn about the barriers to participation that people with sensory impairments and complex disabilities face – as well as solutions to overcome them.
  • Understand how to communicate with people with sensory impairments and complex disabilities using a range of communication methods
  • Feel more confident to adapt an athletics session to make it more accessible to all.

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LGBT+ inclusion workshops

The Athletics Pride Network (APN) is an initiative to make our sport safe and welcoming for people within the sport who identify as lesbian, gay, bi, trans and other sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+), and their allies, and it represents athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers and administrators.

Following a series of workshops delivered to the sport at the end of 2020, the APN, UK Athletics and England Athletics have worked with Diversity Role Models to deliver a unique workshop to the athletics community. These will initially be for adults; club stakeholders, parents/carers and coaches/officials. The workshops have been postponed but details will be updated when available. Further workshops for young people in the sport will be organised later in the year.