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!
As part of the governance review of the sport the Board have agree to review the purpose of the England Athletics Council Structure. We would like to remind you that we want to hear from people within the affiliated sport who are interested in having a role in this process as a representative of England Athletics' member clubs. The deadline for stating your interest is this Friday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Foreign Athlete applications for 2018 are now open. Clubs are required to complete the Foreign Athlete Application form for new athletes that fall under Rule 21 S5 (5) in the UKA Rules for Competition.
It is a requirement that coaches, officials and volunteers in certain roles in athletics hold a current DBS check through UKA. We explain the importance of these checks and how systems have been put in place to help getting your DBS check done or updated as straight forward as possible.
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.
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.