Club News


Higher Competition Athlete applications for 2018 now open

Higher Competition Athlete applications for 2018 are now open.Athletes are required to complete the 2018 Higher Competition Athlete registration form for new applications. More information regarding Higher Competition Athletes can be found in the UK Athletics Rules for Competition (21 S3 (4)).

Help provide valuable insight and complete the 2017 Sports Club Survey

The Sports Club Survey is undertaken by the Alliance in partnership with Sport England that aims to assess the health of sport and recreation clubs across the country. It features questions on a variety of topics such as membership and volunteer numbers, club finances, the key challenges sports clubs are facing and a clubs' relationship with its local County Sports Partnership. Ensure your club helps to provide valuable insight!

England Athletics connecting with local clubs

One of the many benefits of affiliating as a club with England Athletics is the opportunity to receive support from a Club Support Manager. Emma Davenport gives a brief overview of her role covering Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside and West Yorkshire.

Set your club's new year's Raise-olution with easyfundraising!

In 2018, we're more dedicated than ever in supporting our clubs in fundraising. We're partnered with easyfundraising, who've helped sports clubs and groups like yours raise over £2.4m thanks to local communities shopping online. Over £300,000 was raised in 2017 alone! Together this year, we're going to help you raise even more.

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.

Titles decided in Sheffield as 2018 championship action continues

After the first day of England Athletics' championships in 2018 saw a record breaking, start athletes returned to Sheffield's EIS for the second day of the indoor combined events championships, as well as the indoor race walking titles being decided and the British Milers' Club hosting races. There was plenty of action to enjoy.

Record falls as first title of 2018 is decided

Holly Mills (Club: Andover AC, Coach: James Coney) made a record breaking return to combined events when she took the England Athletics U20 Indoor Pentathlon title. Both Holly and Jade O'Dowda (Club: Oxford City AC, Coach: Marcia Marriott) eclipsed the former championship record as the Senior and U20 men also got their championships underway.

Book now for our new road running road show events

England Athletics are launching a series of Road Shows for the club road running community. The Road Shows are open to club officers, coaches, leaders and club members and offer an opportunity to find out more about some of the new and existing initiatives that aim to support road running clubs, as well as an opportunity for you to share your ideas with us.

Has YOUR club taken advantage of our Club Run programme?

England Athletics' Club Run programme is a free initiative specifically aimed at supporting road running clubs. Participating clubs receive a free series of practical coaching sessions led by coaches linked to the England Athletics coach development programmes with experience in off track running. 2018 appllciations are now open.