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Safe Athletics Track and Field Safety Guide for Competition now online

Safe Athletics is a new initiative developed by UK Athletics and Home Country Athletics Federations that seeks to raise standards of safety within athletics via best practice guidance and information made freely available to anyone involved in its delivery. The Safe Athletics resources will provide the best opportunity to avoid accidents and injuries and help ensure the safety of everyone.

Bernie Hercock: 1936-2018

The ERWL and Enfield Haringey AC lost a great supporter and servant when Bernie Hercock passed away on 25th February. Bernie's funeral will take place at 11.30am on 21st March at The Enfield Crematorium. We publish an obityary sent by the Club.

Team Spirit Conference a great success

Saturday 3rd February saw our very first conference for all volunteers in our sport, funded by Spirit of 2012, take place in the University of Birmingham's Great Hall. Volunteers from all areas of the Athletics and Running community came together to grow, learn, share and celebrate with one another at our first Team Spirit Conference.

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.

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