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Funding opportunity to involve more young people in volunteering now open

Would you like to increase the number of younger people supporting you through volunteering at your club and would like some help to make that happen? Following a successful pilot stage of the Game Changers Youth Volunteering Programme, applications are now open, to support more clubs and groups to involve young people in volunteering opportunities.

Improving the experience of officials

England Athletics want to improve the experience of officials and make life easier for people who deploy officials to competitions and events. The Officials' Development Officer at England Athletics is Nikki English and she's written some information below which officials will find useful.

Have you got your place yet? Sign up now to Team Spirit Conference

There's less than a month to go until our very first conference dedicated entirely to helping people make the most from volunteering in our fantastic sport. Being held in Birmingham on 3rd February, the Team Spirit conference, funded by our partners Spirit of 2012, will bring together volunteers from right across the sport to grow, learn, share and celebrate with one another.

Winner's Story: Official of the Year, Gordon Staines

Gordon has been officiating for 27 years; the heights he has reached during this time have been spectacular, and yet he remains grounded. Originally from Chesterfield District AC, he now officiates at the highest level, but never fails to turn out for his parent club, and Derby AC, whenever he can.

New introductory workshops to help off-track clubs with event organisation

England Athletics are pleased to announce new introductory workshops to help off-track clubs with event organisation. Aimed at new or existing event organisers looking at staging road or multi-terrain races, this introductory workshop aims to provide clubs with both inspiration and information around setting up a new event or revitalizing an existing one.

Review of the runbritain Medical Guidelines

The runbritain Medical Advisory Group are soon going to begin a review of the current runbritain Medical Guidelines document. The Medical Guidelines were produced to assist race organisers in ensuring that they have adequate medical provision at their races.

Preston Harriers thank their Volunteer Heroes

Clubs are full of volunteers whose tireless contributions have a hugely positive impact on other people's enjoyment within the sport. How do we best celebrate these volunteer heroes? Sophie Warden shares a new initiative her club Preston Harriers have introduced with the aim of doing just that.

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!

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