Club Support and Participation Team

The Club Support and Participation team are here to support and develop the club, participation and club competition element of athletics and running.

Members of this team are here to support clubs to be safe, sustainable and successful, offering advice and guidance on club governance, welfare, inclusion, club development, facilities, coaching, officiating and competition innovation both on and off (road, running fell and trail) the track. The team also oversee our participation projects for RunTogether and funetics, leading into our 365 offering.

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Member Engagement contacts

General queries:   0121 347 6543
Coach Education and Development:
Officials’ Education and Development:

Club Support contacts

Emma Davenport

Head of Clubs and Participation  07967 317341


Club Support Managers

General queries:

Richard Ayling

Richard Ayling

Club Support Manager
South West, West Midlands 07718 394751

Heidi Bradley

Heidi Bradley

Club Support Manager
Yorkshire, Humberside, East Midlands 07968 498701

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Sarah Friday

Club Support Manager
North West, North East 07912 070640

Amy Frith

Amy Frith

Club Support Manager
East, South East 07540 703443

Chris Mallender

Chris Mallender

Club Support Manager
London, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Channel Islands 07815 801988

Club Support Team

Emma HurstEmma Hurst

Club Resources Manager
Resources to aid clubs to be safe, successful and sustainable 07921 060306

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Ed Hunt

Facilities and Planning Manager
TrackMark, facilities improvements and development 07585 128228

Nichola Skedgel

Nichola Skedgel

Competition Partnerships and Innovation Manager
Club competition and innovation  07825 403136

Liz Purbrick

Liz Purbrick

Inclusion Manager
Inclusion, equity and diversity lead, mental health 07850 514936

Dan Parkinson

Participation Programme Manager
RunTogether, funetics and product development  07920 532553

Tom CraggsTom Craggs

Road Running Manager and Marathon Lead
Club Run, Masters and Road Running support and development 07467 440395