Club Run visits have been successful over the past couple of months. Nick Anderson visiited 2 clubs recently to deliver their sessions and feeback from both Hart Road Runners and the New Forest Runners Club has been very positive. England Athletics' Club Run programme is a free series of practical coaching sessions led by coaches linked to the England Athletics coach development programmes with experience in off track running.
This webinar aims to help sports professionals and volunteers, specifically coaches, working with athletes of all ages and abilities to detect possible eating problems at an early stage as well as looking at subjects such as how coaches can contribute to reducing the eating disorder risk and how coaches can support athletes who are currently experiencing eating problems.
Valley Striders Running Club on the outskirts of Leeds are amongst the latest clubs to take part in the England Athletics Club Run programme, which connects clubs with experienced endurance coaches who can help provide clubs, leaders, coaches and the club runner with a fresh perspective.
Since 1 April 2017 the Club Support Manager (CSM) role has been integral to the day-to-day running of England Athletics, particularly with regards our work in supporting our affiliated clubs. The role of the Club Support Manager is to work strategically as part of a local team to provide high-quality support and guidance to a number of affiliated clubs and groups in their patch.
Wednesday 15th November saw a celebration evening in honour of Charlie Kelly winning the Award for Services to Athletics for the West Midlands Region. Charlie Kelly has influenced a number of athletes, coaches and parents, in his decades of service in our sport. So, what better way to celebrate than invite as many of his athletes, past and present, over the years as possible!
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.
UK Athletics, England Athletics and our colleagues at the Home Country Athletics Federations welcome the news that the Sports Minister Tracey Crouch has secured ministerial support to change the law on positions of trust to include sports coaches.Our organisations have supported the NSPCC campaign for this change in the law, with the UK Athletics welfare team continually lobbying over a number of years.
Thanks to England Athletics and European Athletics, and specifically the on-site management and hosting of Swedish Athletics, Falun, Sweden was the venue for the European Hurdles and Jumps Convention last week. Femi Akinsanya, Jade Surman, Guy Spencer, Piotr Spas, Zac Kerin, James Hillier, John Shepherd and Graham Pilkington made up the England Athletics coach delegate team.
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.
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!