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Age Group transition Implementation Task Group: expressions of interest

As part of the process of implementing changes to age groups and following the series of webinars hosted in March, the Home Country Athletics Federations invite expressions of interest from individuals from across the UK and from all areas of the sport to join the Implementation Task Group and associated sub groups.
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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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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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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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Age Group Consultation process

As part of a UK-wide consultation with the sport on the proposed introduction of new age groups from April 2024, we held a number of webinars. Following on from this we have created a survey to record the views of both individuals and Clubs / Member Organisations.
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Age group change consultation: webinars announced

As part of a UK-wide consultation with the sport on the proposed introduction of new age groups from April 2024., Welsh Athletics and England Athletics are hosting a series of webinars where we will share more detail of the research, rationale and options for implementation.