In 2017 Nigel Grist was winner of the England Athletics Volunteer Awards Official of the Year award in the South West region. Find out more about Nigel, and how you can nominate in a range of categories including Club of the Year, Coach of the Year, Official of the Year and more.
Officiating can be great way to meet new people, develop skills and try something new! Looking to get involved in Officiating but not sure where to start? We will be delivering taster sessions for people who would like to find out more and get involved in officiating - opportunities at the Midland Track Field Championships on 10 June and BAL Big Bash on 7 July.
England Athletics' Chief Executive, Chris Jones, and Club Support Managers Rich Ayling and Sarah Gardiner, headed down to the South West to visit Bournemouth AC. Bournemouth AC chair Robin James coordinated the club visit, arranging for England Athletics to meet Bournemouth AC coaches, volunteers and representatives from Dorset County Athletics Association and Team Dorset Athletics Network.
Marvin Rees, the Mayor of Bristol, is to take part in the Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10k, acting as a guide for a blind runner who helped set up a running community in the city for those with visual impairments. This is the first time that Marvin has signed up to the 10k event, and he is set to guide Chris Blackabee, from Hereford, who helped set up VI Runners Bristol, a group that supports visually impaired runners.
In the 11th year of these awards, we are inviting you to tell us the inspiring story of a volunteer you know. The Volunteer Awards 2018 are our chance to celebrate and recognise the unsung heroes amongst all of our volunteers in the Athletics and Running community - but we need your help to say 'thank you' to all those people it can't happen without.
County teams from across the South West will be competing in two regional events this October - the Great West Run at Exeter and the City of Gloucester 10k.
England Athletics South West region are pleased to announce that selections have been made for the Mini Marathon team who will compete against the other regions at the London Mini Marathon which takes place on 22nd April 2018.
Our Team Spirit Champions session are now underway and helping clubs develop the best ways to attract volunteers, and of ensuring their volunteers have an enjoyable and effective involvement in the sport. You can book now and read how a range of people from clubs have already benefitted from these Spirit of 2012 funded sessions.
Before Christmas, we held pilot sessions for our brand-new Team Spirit Champions training. These free, fast-paced, interactive sessions will send you back to your club with plenty of ideas to bring bigger smiles to the faces of the people that make our sport happen: you, the volunteers! Here is a flavour of what our attendees had to say about it.
British Athletics, in partnership with the Home Country Athletics Federations, has completed a review of the Coach Qualifications Pathway. As a result, and following pilot courses run last year, an improved Athletics Coach Award is being launched.