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Hereford Athletics Track at night

Hereford Athletics Track saved through community funding

Hereford athletics track has been awarded a grant of £220,000 from the Community Ownership Fund to contribute towards a full upgrade and renovation based at the local leisure centre.
Club Support funding - image by Malik Skydsgaard

45 Clubs awarded Club Improvement Fund grants in July

The July panel of the Club Improvement Fund saw 45 Club being awarded grants of up to £500.  This funding will support a range of club led projects from facility developments, increasing the number of trained volunteers and coaches to improving a Club's online presence.  The Club Improvement Fund remains open for applications from affiliated clubs.  To be considered for the September panel applications will need to be submitted by Wednesday 6 September.  
Trafford AC track and stand

Trafford AC – a facility to inspire

Longford Park Stadium, home to Trafford AC, is known for its great open meetings and high-quality competition. But with a track resurfacing on the horizon, it will be the facility itself that makes all the headlines. We caught up with Mike Harris, volunteer at Trafford AC, who told us more about his role at the club and the exciting plans to resurface the track in the com
Opening ceremony at Croydon's new throws cage

Commonwealth Games cage installed at Croydon Arena

A new throwing cage, which was used at last year’s Commonwealth Games, has been installed at Croydon Arena. Croydon Harrier Lawrence Okoye won silver in the men’s discus in that very cage last year. 
Race marshall at Thornbury Running Club

Thornbury Running Club: "Everything that happens in the club is the result of somebody donating their time."

Thornbury Running Club have shared some of their volunteer recognition events, and highlighted their sustainable practices. If you're committed to recognising your volunteers as a club, why not nominate them or the club for an England Athletics Volunteer Award this year?
White Horse Harriers AC training session

White Horse Harriers AC benefitting from the Club Improvement Fund

For White Horse Harriers AC, community is at the heart of their club. Throughout the last seven months they have been working really hard to expand the club and improve their inclusivity, giving opportunities for everyone in Wantage and Grove, Oxfordshire to get involved in running.
Matt Spicer

Nominating a volunteer for an award: "saying thank you is powerful"

Have you ever considered nominating someone for our Volunteer Awards? This week we talk to a nominator to show that nominating can make YOU feel good too; so it's a win-win. Even if the person you are nominating doesn't progress through to regional or national rounds, they will still receive an email to tell them that they were nominated for one of our Volunteer Awards, and for many that's plenty of recognition
London Frontunners volunteering at the TCS London Marathon

Celebrating Pride Month with London Frontrunners

As part of Pride Month, England Athletics is celebrating the achievements of the LGBTQ+ community within athletics and running, especially those clubs and individuals whose positive impact goes beyond the realms of our sport.
King's Birthday Honours - Paul Sanderson Malcolm Rogers Bryan Smith

Grassroots athletics volunteers receive King's Birthday Honours

As well as the England Athletics Chair Gary Shaughnessy receiving a CBE for his charity work, three English athletics volunteers were also honoured. Malcolm Rogers receives a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for his services to the sport spanning more than 50 years. And there's a British Empire Medal (BEM) for two athletics stalwarts - Bryan Smith and Paul Sanderson.
Yeovil Olympiads receiving cheque

Yeovil Olympiads benefit from Club Improvement Fund

We’re delighted to announce that our England Athletics Club Improvement Fund is back for 2023.  This grant programme has been set up to help clubs support athletes and runners of all abilities and backgrounds to achieve their potential and have a lifelong love of the sport.

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