32 competition organisers receive England Athletics grant funding

On 8th August 2020 the application process for our England Athletics Track and Field competition funding grant closed. This financial support package was announced in July with the aim of supporting local competitions to help with the increased costs of creating a Covid-secure environment and to help reduce travel, enable small competition events and encourage clubs and organisers to try new competition formats.

We are pleased to announce that 32 independent competition organisers have been offered a grant for their competitions covering 61 competition days across the country.

The response from competition providers has been overwhelmingly positive and we are delighted that we have been able to help competition providers with these grants so they can adapt their competitions during these difficult times.

One of the 32 competitions to receive funding is this weekend’s Birchfield Harriers Club Challenge event at The Pingles Stadium in Nuneaton (Sunday 23 August). The competition, taking place with limited numbers in a Covid-secure environment, will be broadcast live on Vinco – click here to access the live stream – and will see hosts Birchfield Harriers face competition from Coventry Godiva Harriers AC, Thames Valley Harriers and Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers. The competition will include guest races featuring athletes preparing for the upcoming British Champs. Athletes taking part in the competition include Double Olympian Nathan Douglas in the Triple Jump, European 400m Hurdles bronze medallist Meghan Beesley (competing in 100m Hurdles and sprints), World relay medallist Danny Talbot in the 200m, Efe Okoro in the 400m and 400m Hurdles and multi-eventer Katie Stainton.

All competitions which have received a grant will be licensed and therefore results available on Power of 10. Click here for a full list of licensed Track and Field competitions (updated weekly).