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Club Standards: Obtaining the Safeguarding standard by 2025

As our network of clubs is aware, next year will see a significant step forward with regards to our sport providing genuinely safe and welcoming environments, which allow everyone to participate, flourish and share enjoyment of running and athletics.
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Watch our webinars on age group change proposals

As we continue to converse with stakeholders on the implementation of changes to age groups, England Athletics – alongside the other Home Country Athletics Federations (HCAFs) – is pleased to release the recordings of three webinars which took place earlier this week addressing topics on which we have received feedback since the changes were announced.
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School Games selection policies now online

Since 2006, the School Games National Finals have provided the perfect opportunity for young athletes to experience a mini-Olympics / Paralympics, spectate other sporting events, stay in fantastic team accommodation and compete as part of a wider team. If you are an U17 athlete (Para U20) and would like to be considered for one of the 2024 School Games National Finals All-Star Teams,please read the selection policy. We will also be delivering two webinars to inform athletes, parents, and coach more about the 2024 School Games National Final
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Age Group changes: regional open forums

As part of the Home Country Athletics Federations’ (HCAF) work to address the level of engagement and drop-off rates among young track and field athletes, England Athletics is pleased to confirm a series of forums at which members and the wider community will be invited to have their say, discuss how the age group changes will be implemented, and to consider the wider issue of retention of athletes in the sport.
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England Athletics to host Age Group webinars

Following UK Athletics’ decision to approve proposals made by the Home Countries Athletics Federations (HCAFs) to amend age groups, England Athletics is pleased to confirm the next step in the process to implement these changes. We will be hosting a series of three webinars, focusing on the topics on which we have received feedback from athletes, parents and other stakeholders since the decision was announced.
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This week is Children’s Mental Health Awareness week

This week (5-11 February), England Athletics will be marking the annual Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, an awareness event designed to empower and give a voice to all children and young people in the UK. As an organisation, we are determined to ensure both that athletics and running is utilised to the greatest possible extent to improve the mental health of children and young people, and that those children and young people within our sport are given comprehensive, thorough and exceptional support in this area. All this week we will be sharing the different ways in which we are striving to make a difference.
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Julian Emery: Keeping motivated as a coach and preventing teenage drop off at North Somerset AC

Starting as a coach twelve years ago, Julian Emery from North Somerset Athletics Club has seen his training group go from strength to strength throughout the last decade.
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England Athletics welcomes approval of amended age groups proposal

UK Athletics has today confirmed an amendment to age groups as part of the Rule Change Proposals for the 2024 – 2026 Rule Book has been approved at a recent UKA Board meeting. The rule change will come into effect from 1 April 2026
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New Year's Honours for athletes and volunteers

Inspirational figures from across athletics and the running community led the New Year Honours List for 2024 with recognition for Olympians, and those driving the sport forward at grassroots level as coaches and officials - and we’d like to offer a huge congratulations to all!
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Our year in pictures

As the new year edges ever closer, it’s time to pause and take a look back at some of the fantastic athletics and running moments of the last twelve months. Take a look at our 2023 photo album!