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.
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.
We are currently asking all people involved in the sport to log in to the profile they hold with us to confirm details including their mailing preferences. This is being done due to important changes in the ways we will be communicating with the sport in the future and the new General Data Protection Regulations that come into effect very soon.
Becoming a coach is a great way of enjoying athletics. Whether you are an athlete looking for a new dimension to your role in the sport, a parent wanting to get more involved, or have been inspired by seeing how other people have made a difference to people's lives, coaching has plenty to offer.
Run Leaders, Running Coaches, Athletics Coaches and Assistant Coaches are invited to join Jo Meek and Tina Chantrey for two inspiring presentations about their experiences in their roles as a Physiotherapist and GB Mountain trail athlete, Women's Running writer and Athletics Coach.
The City of Portsmouth AC has been working very hard over the last 12 months to extend the availability of competitive sport to a wider sector. Their Super Series is to provide a competitive outlet for athletes who would not normally have regular competitive opportunity. There's also a very successful U17 / U20 squad who receive extra benefits and incentives.