SAN 2014 Quadkids Tournament

We are pleased to announce that the dates and formats for the 2014 SAN Quadkids Tournament have finally been agreed!

See below for the dates (all Wednesdays), venues and times. Click here to view the timetable.

Date Venue Time
18th June 2014 – Qualifying 1 YAC, Spectrum, Guildford 17:00 – 20:00
9th July 2014 – Qualifying 2 Walton AC, Walton-Upon-Thames 17:00 – 20:00
16th July – Final YAC, Spectrum, Guildford 17:00 – 20:00

 

Please note there are a couple of changes this year:

1) Following last years feedback, the final shall now take place in the same school term as the Qualifying rounds making it easier for schools to compete.
2) Entry fees for each team (10 Athletes) has now been raised to £60 in response to making all SAN events self-funded.

This poster highlights the age groups and qualifying conditions for the final, so please read it carefully. The age qualification has now been based upon school years 5 and 6 to encourage both schools and clubs to participate – therefore athletes in years 5 and 6 can now compete.

Click here to view the QuadKids Primary Manual if you are not familiar with the primary school format.

As always, all athletes will receive a personalised certificate of achievement and those who achieve the required standard will each receive a Quadkids badge.

Finally – please make sure you register with Stephen Wilder if you wish to participate as there is a limit of 8 teams to each Qualifying round venue. Teams will be allocated on a first come first served basis – so don’t leave it until last minute to register!

Good luck to all teams competing!

easyfundraising

Raise free, unlimited money for your club!

UK sports clubs and athletes have raised over £900,000 just by shopping online with easyfundraising – we want you to be part of this success.

England Athletics have partnered with easyfundraising, the UK’s leading good-cause shopping site, to give you a free and easy way of generating money for your club. If you think your club could do with extra funding to help refurbish your facility, pay for events or help your grant application, then register today! The easyfundraising club is quick and easy to use and there are over 2,700 retailers to shop with and every purchase you make raises money for your club.

The following steps will help you get started:

1. Register your club by clicking this link http://englandathletics.easyfundraising.org.uk/
2. Once you’ve registered, search for a retailer you’d like to shop with such as Amazon, Tesco and or Argos. The retailer will make a donation to your club as a thank you for shopping with them.
3. Ask club members to help you raise money by signing up to support your easyfundraising page.

It’s easy to raise money with a little more support! Once members sign up to your easyfundraising page, every time they shop online they’ll be helping raise money! It’s completely free and doesn’t need any extra effort. Can also be done by members who buy for business. Your funds will increase rapidly if they book hotels and travel or buy office and club supplies through easyfundraising.

Below are ready-made tools to help you get more supporters:

1. Posters: These posters are a great way to raise awareness around your club. Just open the PDF, type in your easyfundraising webpage URL address and print!

2. Flyers: These A5 flyers can be handed out to club members to encourage them to buy through easyfundraising and raise more funds for your club. Open the PDF, type in your easyfundraising webpage URL and print!

2. Facebook and Twitter posts: Copy and paste these posts onto your clubs Facebook and/or Twitter pages to spread the word of easyfundraising to your followers.

3. Sharing images: Save one of these two social sharing graphics and upload it with your Facebook and/or Twitter posts to give extra visibility.club social sharing visual-1club social sharing visual-2

4. E.mail wording: Simply copy and paste this template into your e.mail window and edit as required. Then just send it out to your club members and friends to help gain their support!

 

England Athletics Consultation Programme

Following the successful 2012 and 2013 Consultation Programme’s, England Athletics is pleased to announce its 2014 Consultation Programme which is committed to maintaining engagement with clubs and stakeholders within Athletics.

A series of regional club conferences are being held between March and May 2014. These conferences will give clubs an opportunity to come together and discuss any challenges they face, issues that are important to them and how they view the future for athletics clubs in England. Members of each regional council and club representatives will be leading discussions at each event. Issues to be explored are:

– Affiliation and membership
– Spending priorities for EA
– The England Athletics Online Portal for Membership Secretaries, Athletes and volunteers (including demonstrations of new improvements to functionality)

As each EA region is different, matters important to local clubs as well as core issues will be discussed. Regional topics for discussion will be determined by England Athletics regional councils, so if you have a topic you would like to be included in discussion, it is important to now get in contact with your regional councilors. Possible topics up for discussion are:

– Youth development
– Competition (including strategy)
– Facilities
– Community Participation
– Online entry systems
– Volunteer Recruitment
– Road Racing
– Coaching

Following the club conferences, later this year we will once again offer everyone within athletics the opportunity to have their say via an online consultation survey.

To register for a club conference please e.mail clubconference14@englandathletics.org with your name, club and role within the club. No matter what role you occupy within your club, you are welcome to come along – so all athletes, volunteers, coaches, officials and committee members are welcome.

Dates and venues in the South East and London region are as follows:

  • Wednesday April 23rd – South East Event 1, Holiday Inn, Oxford, OX2 8JD
  • Wednesday April 30th – South East Event 2, Crawley Town FC, RH11 9RX
  • Monday March 31st – London, University of London Union Meeting Rooms, WC1E 7HY

Click here to see the South East eFlyer

You can access more details on your regional council by going to your local ‘About Us’ section via http://www.englandathletics.org/your-area
More information on our National Council can be found at http://www.englandathletics.org/council
More information on England Athletics Consultation can be found at http://www.englandathletics.org/consultation