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)
– Community Participation
– Online entry systems
– Volunteer Recruitment
– Road Racing
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 firstname.lastname@example.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