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Room to Reward announce support to our Volunteer Award winners

Hospitality charity Room 2 Reward will be supporting the England Athletics Regional Volunteeer Awards this year, with every regional and national winner receiving a hotel break away (of their choice). So by nominating a deserving person for the England Athletics Volunteer Awards, you're also giving them the chance to have a break away in a hotel!
Team Bath

Community Project volunteer award winner provides opportunities for young track and field athletes

The Natasha Lewis Foundation (NLF) works with Team Bath to provide support for not only talented athletes but the club as a whole. This has also enabled the club to work with other community partners such as local schools to arrange teacher training events to help young people get positive first experiences of athletics. And it led to them winning the 2022 Community Project of the Year in the South West.
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I wouldn't have had an athletics career if it wasn't for volunteers: Jo Pavey

Five-time Olympian Jo Pavey describes the importance of volunteers and has a message to anyone considering making a nomination. But you don't have to be an Olympian to know that volunteers have helped you on your athletics and running journey!
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?
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Just 2 weeks left to nominate for our Volunteer Awards!

Within your local club and community, so many people go above and beyond to provide quality athletics and running experiences. Through the regional volunteer awards, you can recognise individuals, volunteers, officials, coaches, clubs, club leaders, and projects. The closing date for nominations this year is fast approaching - get your online nomination in by Wednesday 26 July!
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
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Celebrating volunteer services to athletics: "Volunteers are the backbone of races, training, competitions and club events."

In 2020, Paul Sanderson, from Telford AC, was the West Midlands Services to Athletics and Running winner at the Regional Volunteer Awards. He went on to receive our national award for his contributions to the sport, and a British Empire Medal in the King's Birthday Honours last week.
Coach of the Year 2022 Mary Carter

Coach of the Year volunteer award winner: "The feeling of giving up your time is special."

5 - 11 June is National Coaching Week, so what better time to nominate a coach who has made a difference to you, your child or your club? We spoke with the 2022 England Athletics Coach of the Year Mary Carter.
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The importance of volunteers

It's National Volunteers' Week! Volunteers have paved the way for the journeys of many athletes and helped them achieve and record their greatest performances. Whether a teacher, coach, club member, parent or official, this sport wouldn't exist without their contributions.
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Inspiring Official volunteer award winner: "I never realised I made a difference"