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!
It's Volunteer's Week. It's Coaching Week. So what better to do than acknowledge the contributions of some of our coaches? Why not find out more about the England Athletics Volunteer Awards 2017 West Midlands Coach of the Year 2017 Aston Moore, and find out how you can nominate a coach or another volunteer for our 2018 Awards.
It's Volunteer's Week. It's Coaching Week. So we are celebrating the contribution of our coaches. Why not find out more about Bronwin Carter from City of Portsmouth Athletics Club who has spent over 30 years coaching, working with over 20 javelin throwers, 15 shot-putters and 6 para-athletes from all walks of life! You can also learn how you can nominate a coach or another volunteer for our 2018 Awards.
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.
Andy Brooks, winner of the England Athletics Volunteer Awards 'Volunteer of the Year' for the East Midlands Region in 2017. Find out more about Andy and how you can nominate in a range of categories including Club of the Year, Coach of the Year, Official of the Year and more.
Our Youth Volunteering resource can provide advice and guidance on recruiting, supporting and retaining young volunteers to all members of the Athletics and Running community, so has been made into an online resource which can be accessed by anyone wanting further information and support in this area.
The Satellite Club programme for 2018-2019 is giving England Athletics affiliated clubs the opportunity to apply for a package of support, to encourage more young people aged between 14-25 to start or become more physically active through running.
Perhaps the bright cloudless skies over Leicester Saffron Lane stadium were an omen for the first ever Steeplefest event for 'Steeplechase and nothing else' which took place on 6 May. With 50 entrants from all points across the home countries, the event found itself centre stage for those looking for early season times and ESAA qualification, plus an attempt on the all-time British best time for women's 1500m SC.
In the 11th year of these awards, we are inviting you to tell us the inspiring story of a volunteer you know. The Volunteer Awards 2018 are our chance to celebrate and recognise the unsung heroes amongst all of our volunteers in the Athletics and Running community - but we need your help to say 'thank you' to all those people it can't happen without.
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