England Athletics News


Club Matters - September 2017 update

Club Matters is Sport England's one stop shop for sports clubs. Club Matters provides free, convenient and practical resources to help you develop and run a sustainable club. This month we let you know about enhancing the club experience for young people, clean sport guidance for clubs, and supporting the European Week of Sport.

Club & Championship entries for 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon

Clubs affiliated with England Athletics will be able to apply for club entries into the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon. Club entries will open towards the end of October.The number of entries given to each club is based on how many first claim registered members over the age of 18 the club has. Please ensure yor registration are up to date to be ready to apply for you club places. Championship entries also open for eligible athletes towards the end of November.

Coach development - posters now available

This winter there is a full programme of coach development opportunities available with England Athletics. If you would like to make the coaches at your club aware of these posters are now available for downloading.

Northwood Academy of Hurdles coaching series

We are pleased to announce the Northwood Academy of Hurdles coaching series. Five sessions over the next few months provide the opportunity for coaches to work in small teams, enabling them to share ideas whilst working with athletes of their selected age group. The emphasis is on the technical development of hurdlers but other aspects of athlete development, e.g. strength and conditioning - will also figure.

Athletics Weekly's latest weekly round-up

On a busy weekend most eyes were on the SimplyHealth Great North Run, the Great North CityGames, and the New Balance 5th Avenue Mile - but other action included Watford Open Graded Meeting, Southern U15/U20 Inter County Championships, DcaNation (France), Chinese National Games and on the road, the Munster and PKO Wroclaw Marathons, Lake Vyrnwy Half Marathon and City of Sterling 10k.

Ashford Leisure Trust supporting talented athletes

Ashford Leisure Trust was pleased to welcome IAAF Word Athletics Championships Silver 4x400m relay medallist Laviai Nielsen and the Mayor of Ashford to the McAuthur Glen Designer Outlet on Sunday 10th September for the 2017 Ashford Leisure Trust Talented Athlete Celebration event, held to celebrate the successes of the 14 local talented athletes supported by Ashford Leisure Trust as part of its talented athlete programme.