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Home Countries vote to establish task force to address drop out from athletics

Home Country Athletics Federations (HCAF) met to debate the suggested changes to the existing age groups set out within the UK Athletics (UKA) rule book, following a period of consultation. The suggested changes were from current age groups of U13, U15 and U17 to new proposed age groups of U12, U14, U16 and U18.
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Entries now open for Senior and U20 indoor Combined Event Champs

Entries are now open for the England Athletics indoor track and field championships. Taking place on 6-7 January at the EIS in Sheffield, this will be the first of our indoor events.
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North East Volunteer Awards evening

The North East Region kicked off the England Athletics Regional Volunteer Awards for 2023 with an evening of inspiration and celebration at Newcastle United's home ground on 27 October. Board member Janyce Holmes, Region Chair Janice Kaufman and Councillors Lynn Cooper and Chris Betts joined many of the region's deserving volunteers and their friends to enjoy the presentation evening.

A fantastic launch weekend for the brand-new cohort of Youth Talent Programme athletes

Last weekend over 250 athletes came together at both Loughborough and Birmingham universities for the Youth Talent Programme new cohort training camp! The weekend consisted of lots of training with the national event group coaches as well as interactive workshops including learning all about UK Anti-Doping. But what makes the programme so special, and how has it been developed to make it better than ever this year? Youth Talent Programme Manager, Alan Richardson and England Athletics CEO Chris Jones tell you why.
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Share in thanking our volunteers at the Regional Volunteer Award evenings

The nominations are in, they've all been discussed by our Region Council Awards panels and the decisions have been made! We're ready to announce our England Athletics Regional Volunteer Award winners at each of the nine events around the country. And you can share in the success by watching all the events via live streaming.

England Athletics dominates the Sporting Equals Awards 2023

The podium has been dominated by England Athletics at the Sporting Equals Awards 2023! Our sport had winners in five categories in a night of celebration at the Royal Lancaster Hotel. Congratulations to Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Zharnel Hughes, Ayesha Jones, Emmanuel Oyinbo-Coker and Leon Baptiste. The Sporting Equals Awards saw 500 people come together in central London to celebrate the achievements of ethnically diverse athletes, coaches,volunteers and communities. Known as the MOBOs of sport, the awards shine a light on emerging stars as well as those already at the forefront of their disciplines. The Sporting Equals Awards pay tribute to the work undertaken to tackle inactivity and underrepresentation of ethnically diverse communities.
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Blackburn Road Runners innovate reducing costs for members

In our last Club Support newsletter, we asked clubs to let us know if they had any good practice news that we could share with other clubs. Blackburn Road Runners was one of the respondants and Club Chair John Clucas told us about what they have done to help their members and prospective members in reducing or removing costs to assist in their running journey. Perhaps your clubs feels like they might be able to implement some of these great ideas?
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The Competition Conference is back for 2023!

After a highly successful inaugural event last year, the Competition Conference will be returning to Warwick next month on 4 November. This year to help bring the England Athletics community together, we are combining the Competition Conference with the England Athletics Council Conference. Join us for a three-hour action-packed session facilitated by the fantastic Olympian, coach, and commentator Jenny Meadows.
Eamonn Martin as team manager in Belfast

Reinventing the traditional cross country

Runners and spectators alike will tell you how amazing the Night of the 10,000m PBs can be, and now thanks to former London Marathon winner, Eamonn Martin, Parliament Hill Fields will play host to a cross country version on 20 January 20; the London International Cross Country.
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Junior Talent Pathway, Senior Pathway and Para Academy Cohort announcement

England Athletics is delighted to announce the athletes who have been selected for the Junior Talent Pathway, Senior Pathway and Para Academy for the coming year.