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Making a difference in the sport… and loving it!

Last week saw a chance to celebrate the contributions of coaches and other volunteers in the sport as both Coaching Week and Volunteers' Week were held. Athletics and running are built on the contributions of volunteers such as coaches, officials, club officers, event organisers and more. And these roles offering hugely rewarding experiences - here's how you can get involved!

Volunteers & Coaching Week – England Athletics Award winner focus Bronwin Carter

It's Volunteer's Week. It's Coaching Week. So we are celebrating the contribution of our coaches. Why not find out more about Bronwin Carter from City of Portsmouth Athletics Club who has spent over 30 years coaching, working with over 20 javelin throwers, 15 shot-putters and 6 para-athletes from all walks of life! You can also learn how you can nominate a coach or another volunteer for our 2018 Awards.

IMPORTANT: NEW UKA Throws Safety Guidance

Following a recent incident where a hammer thrown from a well maintained cage, carried 6 lanes of a track and caused a minor injury to a spectating athlete; UK Athletics (UKA) has produced new guidance for the safe management of hammer and discus throwing. The guidance is applicable to both training and competition situations, and should be implemented immediately.

Our Youth Volunteering resource is now online

Our Youth Volunteering resource can provide advice and guidance on recruiting, supporting and retaining young volunteers to all members of the Athletics and Running community, so has been made into an online resource which can be accessed by anyone wanting further information and support in this area.

RunTogether Satellite Clubs

The Satellite Club programme for 2018-2019 is giving England Athletics affiliated clubs the opportunity to apply for a package of support, to encourage more young people aged between 14-25 to start or become more physically active through running.

First ever Steeplefest attracts top performances

Perhaps the bright cloudless skies over Leicester Saffron Lane stadium were an omen for the first ever Steeplefest event for 'Steeplechase and nothing else' which took place on 6 May. With 50 entrants from all points across the home countries, the event found itself centre stage for those looking for early season times and ESAA qualification, plus an attempt on the all-time British best time for women's 1500m SC.

England Athletics Volunteer Awards 2018

In the 11th year of these awards, we are inviting you to tell us the inspiring story of a volunteer you know. The Volunteer Awards 2018 are our chance to celebrate and recognise the unsung heroes amongst all of our volunteers in the Athletics and Running community - but we need your help to say 'thank you' to all those people it can't happen without.

Important information about our communications and GDPR

We are currently asking all people involved in the sport to log in to the profile they hold with us to confirm details including their mailing preferences. This is being done due to important changes in the ways we will be communicating with the sport in the future and the new General Data Protection Regulations that come into effect very soon.

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