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UKA announces new throws cage safety specification

UK Athletics has announced plans to undertake an exercise to bring all UK throws safety cages up to modern IAAF standard specifications over the next few years. The move will see more than 200 UK throws cages modified to meet international cage standards.

New measures in coach education to further improve safeguarding

UKA have today announced a new mandatory online safeguarding course for all athletics coaches has been launched in an effort to ensure that all children, young people and adults at risk within the sport are protected. UKA and the Home Country Athletics Federations, have been working with EduCare - an independent and industry-leading provider - to develop the bespoke online safeguarding course which will meet the blended training requirements within the Child Protection in Sport Unit(CPSU) annual NGB assessment process.

Anti-doping update - WADA 2019 Prohibited list

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) prohibited list, which is updated at least annually, identifies substances and methods which athletes are prohibited from using under the anti-doping rules. The 2019 version of this list which comes into effect on 1 January 2019 is available. Athletes and coaches should make themselves aware of this list and where they can find further anti-doping information.

Jumps weekend workshop enables coaches to learn and share knowledge

England Athletics hosted a National coach and athlete jumps workshop last weekend which aimed to get the jumps community together, coaches and athletes sharing knowledge and networking. An impressive line up of top level coaches delivered presentations and sessions to 40 coaches and 19 athletes, with a good mix of senior and junior athletes working together.

Celebrating the great and the good in the England Athletics family

What have Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, Geoff Capes, Katharine Merry, Bracknell AC Game Changers, RunTogether Mind Sole and Orion Harriers have in common? The answer: they were all recognized for their contribution to athletics and running at the England Athletics 2018 Hall of Fame and Volunteer Awards evening in October.

Club Support Services from England Athletics

England Athletics have a dedicated team of Club Support Managers that can provide support and guidance to affilated Athletics and Running Clubs. Read more on how a CSM helped a Cornwall club to raise awareness of the importance of physical preparation as part of athlete development.

Greats of the sport honoured in 2018 Hall of Fame inductions

Greats of athletics, Tommy Green, Geoff Capes, John Regis, Aston Moore, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Peter Matthews, and Katharine Merry were inducted into the Hall of Fame in a ceremony at the Ricoh Arena this evening. As well as the new inductees to the England Athletics Hall of Fame, the night saw volunteers from across the country honoured in the National Volunteer Awards to celebrate their dedication and service to the sport.

South East volunteer award winners

Our England Athletics regional Volunteer Awards presentation evenings are now complete and the South East est awards were presented on 4 October in Guildford. Ten South East Region winners received their awards. The Volunteer Awards 2018 are a chance to celebrate and recognise the unsung heroes amongst all of our volunteers in the Athletics and Running community.

South West volunteer award winners

Our England Athletics regional Volunteer Awards presentation evenings are now complete and the South West awards were presented on 29 September at the Exeter Golf Country Club. Ten South West Region winners received their awards from special guest Jo Pavey.

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