England Athletics awards second University Bronze Charter Mark

England Athletics is delighted to announce that the University of Sheffield is the second university to be awarded the Bronze Charter Mark.

The Charter Mark recognises the high standards of support being offered to athletes from all athletic events at some universities, including bursaries, excellent training facilities, qualified coaching staff, inclusive training and competitive environments, high performance gyms, sports science support and pastoral guidance.

The University of Sheffield prides itself on organising a wide range of training and competitive opportunities for all athletic disciplines, as well as providing a welcoming environment for social members. Their success in developing an inclusive athletics club was recently recognised when they were awarded both the University Club of the Year and Yorkshire BUCS Club of the Year for 2018. In addition to the sports facilities at the University, the club benefits from strong working relationships with local clubs as well as access to the nearby Ponds Forge and English Institute of Sport.

England Athletics is delighted to be working with key universities to signpost athletes, parents and coaches to quality assured provision. For those athletes looking to maintain a dual career pathway, Charter Mark universities offer a realistic alternative to the American route and we’re looking forward to developing stronger working relationship with these universities.