England Athletics News


A Gem's journey at the World Indoor champs

Sophie is the England Athletics Volunteer Development Intern and was fortunate enough to be a Gem at the World Indoor Championships 2018. Gems were the 400 non-technical volunteers at the championships. Here is her story:

Find a Guide is getting a makeover!

Our Find a Guide programme has been helping visually impaired people find guide runners across England to support them to run for nearly 2 years now. We've been listening to feedback about the database and have made some improvements to make it even easier for visually impaired people to find a guide runner and run, wherever and whenever suits them! We've upgraded the database with a new look and lots of improved functions.

Bernie Hercock: 1936-2018

The ERWL and Enfield Haringey AC lost a great supporter and servant when Bernie Hercock passed away on 25th February. Bernie's funeral will take place at 11.30am on 21st March at The Enfield Crematorium. We publish an obityary sent by the Club.

Goodgym and Mencap working together in Bexley

Almost a year ago, Bexley Mencap were lucky enough to be the first recipients of the good deeds carried out by the local GoodGym initiative. GoodGym are a Bexley group who combine keeping fit with performing handy tasks and jobs - running to and from their tasks. Last month Bexley Mencap RunTogether group worked alongside Bexley GoodGym for a session tidying up one of the local alleyways!

How your club can make the most out of the club portal

The England Athletics Club Portal, which can be used by clubs for a range of functions, now has a new Help Support section to help guide clubs in their day-to-day activities and in making the most of the full range of functionality. This includes how to manage club members, how to utilise online payment and management of club subscriptions, information on queries about the DBS / welfare matters and how to use the club portal for communication with members.

Team Spirit Champions bring bigger smiles to the faces of your volunteers

Before Christmas, we held pilot sessions for our brand-new Team Spirit Champions training. These free, fast-paced, interactive sessions will send you back to your club with plenty of ideas to bring bigger smiles to the faces of the people that make our sport happen: you, the volunteers! Here is a flavour of what our attendees had to say about it.