EA Update 30 June 20

Dear All

At the start of a week where some of you may be looking forward to going to the pub or getting a haircut at the weekend, here is your brief weekly club update from the Club Support Team…


Volunteer Awards – make your nomination count!

There is still time to make your nomination for our Volunteer Awards to reward and recognise your hard working club volunteers. This year we almost certainly will not be holding awards events in person, but we will make presentations and are planning to hold virtual awards ‘events’ for each region later this year.

You can also still apply for our Track Nights programme to have an experienced qualified coach visit your club and deliver 3 sessions direct to your athletes. We’ll work with you to set this up safely in line with our guidance and can also look at virtual sessions if that is more appropriate. 

Club Support events coming up…

We are really excited to be able to announce the launch of our Club Leaders programme. This is an interactive online development programme for club leaders within our affiliated clubs. Over the next few months in conjunction with industry experts we will be delivering a series of online training webinars and networking opportunities, plus offering access to brand new resources. More details and an application form can be found on the attached documents.


We are very excited to be joined later this evening by World and Olympic Gold Medallist Christine Ohuruogu for our latest Virtual Club Night Q&A. if you pick this up in time and want to join Christine please click here to register.

We have released the dates for online field officials education courses and these can now be booked via the EA website https://www.englandathletics.org/officiating/officiating-journey/officiating-journey-step-1/ Further courses and disciplines will be added as we work closely with UKA to develop the online content.

For Run Leaders in your clubs that are thinking about taking the next step to becoming a coach we are delighted to be able to announce 3 online LiRF to CiRF workshops…details below:

Tuesday 14th July          6:00pm – 8.00pm             https://www.athleticshub.co.uk/login?s_id=0ea8897fb250031abdf4cd841d78156a

Sunday 26th July           3.00pm – 5.00pm             https://www.athleticshub.co.uk/login?s_id=b72b90137bece5d71e89ab3690df8ce0

Tuesday 4th August       6.30pm – 8.30pm             https://www.athleticshub.co.uk/login?s_id=bb6e17cf5e14dcb81e596426b06d949d

Our partners at Sport England have recently updated their support and guidance for clubs by including additional tools and resources designed to help clubs re-open following the COVID-19 pandemic. There is lots of useful information that is well worth looking through https://learn.sportenglandclubmatters.com/course/view.php?id=71

Keep in Touch – changes to Club Support contacts

A number of our Club Support Team are still on furlough, so please use the Club Support email for general queries This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. A member of the team will come back to you or direct your query as appropriate, and where necessary arrange a convenient time to speak to you directly. If you would like to arrange a call with one of the team then simply just ask us or book one of our pre-arranged drop in sessions by clicking here

As always we continue to post information across all of our social media platforms and share ideas and solutions from other clubs that you may find useful. Don’t forget to update your profile on MyAthletics Portal to make sure you are able to receive our regular email bulletins.


If you would like to discuss any of the above or if there any other areas that we can support you with please get in touch

Stay safe


Club Support Team