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New welfare and wellbeing resources launched to support clubs

All clubs want to provide a safe and secure environment for their members. To support them in doing this, new resources have been developed by UKA Welfare Team in partnership with EduCare Ltd to help volunteers and staff develop their skills and awareness in the areas of Mental Wellbeing in Sport Physical Activity and Preventing Bullying in Sport.

Development opportunities coming up for athletes and coaches

We are pleased to invite coaches and athletes to attend our upcoming Regional Coach and Athlete Days. Starting in August these days include event specific Technical Workshops, with practical sessions for coaches and athletes, as well as opportunities to share ideas and discuss key subjects.

Coaching code of practice published by UKA

Following the creation of a working group to create a Coaching Code of Practice for athletics, UK Athletics has published the code that will be introduced over the next 12 months. The newly created Coaching Code of Practice provides clear guidance on the standards of professional conduct to which UK Athletics expects coaches to adhere, and volunteer coaches to aspire.

Women's Sport Week - from non-runner to LiRF leader

We're supporting Women's Sport Week 2018! #WSW2018. Jan started running on New Year's day 2016. She ran on her own until her first 5k on Mayday that year led to her joining the Histon and Impington runners and last September she ran her first half marathon. She now leads a Couch to 5k group at the college where she works.

Women's Sport Week - Helen Clitheroe

We're supporting Women's Sport Week 2018! #WSW2018. As an athlete Helen was a European Indoor champion at 3000m and set a British record for Steeplechase in the 2008 Olympics. She is now a coach and leads on England Athletics' targeted event initiative work for the steeplechase in providing opportunities for athletes and coaches to develop and progress in the event.

Women's Sport Week - Maxine Robbins

We're supporting Women's Sport Week 2018! Maxine Robbins has gone from becoming involved in the sport as a parent to being part of the England Athletics coaching team for the Loughborough International this year. The role was the latest success Maxine has enjoyed since first becoming involved when her daughter took up pole vaulting.

Road Running Road Shows this summer

England Athletics are hosting just two more Road Running Roadshows - on the 9th and 10th July. So if you are a club officer, road running coach or leader, or anyone else involved with off-track running - and want an opportunity to find out more about some of our initiatives that aim to support road running clubs, come and join us! There's also the chance to meet England 10k Champion Ashley Gibson and European Cross-Country medallist Naomi Taschimowitz.

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!

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.

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