World Kids Athletics Day 2024

Today we are celebrating World Kids Athletics Day, a day dedicated to getting kids active and involved in athletics. No matter what their background, every child thrives on movement and play. We want to use the power of athletics to inspire young people all over the world to get moving, develop their skills and confidence and build a lifelong love of sports. To help get kids and families moving together we wanted to highlight a few opportunities and stories that support kids to get more involved.

funetics at home activities - keeping kids active at home

With the introduction of our Family Fun Activity Cards, we want kids and families to enjoy the experience of running, jumping and throwing together. A fantastic way to learn new skills and find new ways to spend time together as a family, getting closer through a mutual love of sport.

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New movement fund from Sport England

Kids paddleboarding

Sport England have made it easier for sports clubs and other sporting organisations to secure investment that support people to live active, healthy lives. The new Movement Fund will offer crowdfunding pledges, grants, and resources to provide physical activity opportunities that can help tackle long-lasting inequalities.

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New Club and Community Activator course launched

The new funetics Club and Community Activator course is a certified course designed as an entry-level qualification, supporting the delivery of funetics activity through independent sessions. This course is tailored for those who aspire to support the sustainability and growth of junior athletics programmes but do not have an Athletics Coaching Award.

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Recent collaboration supporting the local community in Barnsley

funetics activity in Barnsley

funetics recently collaborated with Barnsley Premier Leisure to enable children to take part in funetics and help local young adults to start their coaching and leadership journey. Having launched in June 2023, this collaboration has enabled 65 children to attend free sessions each week with 25 trained funetics leaders and 2 coaches delivering the sessions.

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The Daily Mile reaches over 5 million children

Children completing the Daily Mile

Our Partner, The Daily Mile, are dedicated to improving the health and well-being for children and you people all across the world. They recently announced that they are reaching over 5 million children from more than 20,000 schools across 96 countries. An incredible achievement committed to encouraging more schools to increase opportunities for children to be physically active.

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Personal Best Foundation

Our official charity partner, The Personal Best Foundation, are levelling the playing field to make athletics more accessible to children and young people across the UK. We are very excited to be supporting them at the upcoming Pickering Memorial Throws International on 27th May, the UK's best and most inclusive pathway throws competition. Tickets are on sale now!

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