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BASC bursaries available for coaches and officials

The British Athletics Supporters' Club (BASC) assists Coaches and Officials with bursaries throughout the year. BASC will award sums of up to £250 to successful applicants who wish to pursue higher standards. This might possibly, but not exclusively, involve attending a qualification course run by UK Athletics, England Athletics or similar organisations.

Important Reminder: Information for clubs about General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

We would like to remind you of important information regarding Data Protection. A change in government legislation regarding data protection called The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)will be in place from 25th May 2018. Athletics and running clubs will have to ensure that they are compliant with the new Government regulations. Last November England Athletics produced guidance for affiliated clubs and associations to help with identifying the key areas that they should now be addressing as a result of the additional requirements arising from the upcoming introduction of GDPR.

Closing shortly - Stadium Announcers' workshop with Stuart Storey

Do you have some sports commentary or stadium announcing experience and are looking for ways to develop your skills further? We are pleased to announce that legendary sports commentator Stuart Storey has kindly agreed to work with us to share his expertise and knowledge with budding commentators who are enthusiastic to cover athletics events. You have until Sunday 21 January to register your interest.

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.

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.

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.

Make volunteering in sport more appealing for disabled people

A new research report released this month, 'Encouraging disabled people to volunteer in sport', explores the barriers to volunteering and the drivers that could improve its appeal. The English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) alongside the eight National Disability Sports Organisations* and Sport England commissioned the project to understand more on volunteering in sport, as well as to improve the quality and number of opportunities for disabled people.

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