England Athletics News


England Athletics supports Coaches to attend European Hurdles and Jumps Convention

Thanks to England Athletics and European Athletics, and specifically the on-site management and hosting of Swedish Athletics, Falun, Sweden was the venue for the European Hurdles and Jumps Convention last week. Femi Akinsanya, Jade Surman, Guy Spencer, Piotr Spas, Zac Kerin, James Hillier, John Shepherd and Graham Pilkington made up the England Athletics coach delegate team.

Save the date - Our first Volunteer Conference scheduled for February

We are extremely proud to announce that we are hosting our very first conference for volunteers! Our conference will be an interactive day, with opportunity to hear from leading experts, England Athletics staff and volunteers covering topics from how to involve more volunteers, how to develop and progress within your role, through to how to being more resilient or making change happen locally.

Watch the video compilation of our Hall of Fame and Volunteer Awards night

England Athletics are pleased to publish our 2017 Hall of Fame and national Volunteer Awards evening video compilation. This was our 10th year of volunteer awards - that's 10 years of celebrating the outstanding contribution volunteers across England give to make our sport happen. On the same night we inducted a number of Athletics Greats into our Hall of Fame. You can view this short video and bring back memories from the night or see what you missed!

AAA applications for 2018 grants now open

The Amateur Athletic Association (AAA) has a fund which is able to support English Athletes under the age of 23 who are in full time education, active in athletics and not receiving other funding. Applications are welcomed, and note the deadline is 10th February 2018.

Ron Pickering Memorial Fund grant application deadline: 19 November

A reminder that the deadline apply for grants from Ron Pickering Memorial Fund is Sunday 19 November 2017. Grants are available to all UK athletes between the ages of 15 and 23, including disability event athletes. Grants to athletes over 23 may be made in exceptional circumstances. An athlete can apply directly using the online application form only.

National Jumps workshop for coaches: 26th November

England Athletics are pleased to announce that they will be holding their second National Jumps workshop for coaches. The event will cover long jump, triple jump, high jump and pole vault workshops - including theory and practical sessions and video analysis.

Athletics Weekly's latest weekly round-up

While Jess Judd and Mahamed Mahamed were among the winners at the British Athletics Cross Challenge meeting in Milton Keynes and Laura Muir won her third consecutive Scottish short course cross country title, there was plenty of other action taking place including World Championships marathoner runs 2:30 in Japan, while Fionnuala McCormack, Steph Twell and Lily Partridge compete at Cross de Atapuerca in Spain.

2018 Mountain running team opportunities

As well as the Commonwealth Games, England Athletics sends teams to a variety of competitions and also works with other associations in England to provide competitive opportunities for athletes. We are pleased to announce the selection policies and events for our Mountain Runners - plus opportunities for young athletes to learn more about this discipline at various Camps.

Coaches - get ready for 2018

Whatever event group, age or level of athlete you coach we have some great opportunities for coaches coming up before the end of the year. We've had some fantastic events already this winter and look forward to seeing you at the workshops and events over the next few weeks.