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Thank your volunteers in the Regional Volunteer Awards

This week marks National Volunteers' Week, and what better time to celebrate your volunteer's contributions and say thank you! The Regional Volunteer Awards are your perfect opportunity, with nominations currently open across eight different categories - but don't delay as nominations close soon on 18 June.
National 2023 Volunteer Award winners

England Athletics celebrates National Volunteer Award winners

Saturday evening saw England Athletics celebrate the winners of the 2023 National Volunteer Awards. It has been an important feature of England Athletics activity for over a decade and is the the culmination of our volunteer award programme as we recognise our national winners every 12 months after successes have been celebrated at Regional Award evenings.
Community winner Blackheath and Bromley at London Volunteer Awards 2023

Street to Stadium: A community coming together to make athletics more inclusive

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Pat Gallagher: 56 years of service to athletics and counting

Pat was too shy to join an athletics club when she was younger, but was encouraged to do so by her schoolteacher and since then has had a lot of success in the sport. We caught up with her to discuss her journey through the sport, especially as a masters athlete and what coaching means to her.
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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!
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Athletics and running achievements in 2023

2023 has been another highly successful year of athletics achievements. We have seen athletes and runners receive awards and be placed in podium positions at international sporting events. We have shared progress against the England Athletics Strategic Plan and once again our Regional Volunteer Awards highlighted the huge contributions volunteer individuals and teams make to the success and enjoyment of our sport. 
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Inspirational moments of 2023 - from our Athletics and Running family members

For many, 2023 was a great year of athletics. We spoke to a few of our club volunteers, coaches and officials about what was the most inspirational moment of 2023 for them. We are sure this reflects the thoughts of many of our athletics and running family!
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Lydia Kelly: How officiating can boost self-belief

We caught up with North West Inspiring Official award winner Lydia Kelly to discuss her officiating journey and advice to others looking to get involved.
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Jean Jackson: An Inspiring Official helping others to follow in her footsteps  

Over the last month at our Regional Awards we have been celebrating the wonderful volunteers that help make athletics and running so special. One of the awards celebrated was the Inspiring Official award which provided an opportunity to thank the licensed officials who are championing excellence across the regions.  At the Yorkshire and Humberside awards we chatted to Jean Jackson, recipient of the Inspiring Official award, about how she got into officiating and the impact she has had on many officials in the region.
East volunteer award winners and runners up

East Region Volunteer Award evening

Volunteers from the East region gathered in Bury St Edmunds for their England Athletics regional Volunteer Awards evening. The Atheneum an impressive Georgian Grade I listed building - was the venue for the final England Athletics Volunteer Awards evening. Shortlisted volunteers and members of England Athletics and Regional Council in the East Region had been invited to celebrate officials, coaches, club volunteers and other stalwartsof the sport.