At the start of another week of lockdown here is the latest update from England Athletics with information that you and your clubs members will hopefully find useful…
Firstly…thank you to those clubs who have affiliated and registered their members for the 2020-21 season, and for everything you are doing to keep athletes and runners engaged and connected throughout these challenging times. We’ve seen some inspiring and innovative stories across a variety of social media platforms, so please keep sharing these with us
Virtual Club Nights
On Tuesday evening this week we are launching a Virtual Club Night. These will run weekly for the next few weeks and start with the BIG EA Quiz on Tuesday at 7pm. Virtual club nights will be hosted through the webinar platform or our Facebook live and combine, Quizzes, Q&As with professional athletes and junior club nights. The full schedule for the next 4 weeks can be seen below:
- 21st April – The BIG EA Quiz – click [./#NOP]Our Email Filter (Filter1) has detected a possible fraud attempt from “.” claiming to be here to book
- 28th April – Q&A with Jenny Meadows – click [./#NOP]Our Email Filter (Filter1) has detected a possible fraud attempt from “.” claiming to be here to book
- 05th May – Q&A with Donna Fraser – click here to book
- 12th May – The BIG EA Quiz – Through the EA Facebook page on Facebook live
Webinars – Club Support, Coaching and Officials
Our webinar programme continues to be really well received and this week’s schedule includes a Club Welfare webinar on Thursday at 11am and 6pm that runs through the various resources, guidance and training opportunities that EA has in place to help you provide a safe environment for members of all ages. This week’s officials webinar is hosted by Mary Hodges and Dave Ashbourne and focusses on how Leamington C&AC have been successful with Recruiting T&F and Endurance Officials. Coaching webinars hosted by a team of experts covering a range of topics are being hosted throughout the week…click here for the full list and to register. Recordings of previous webinars across all 3 areas can be found on the relevant pages.
Support from Sport England
The Sport England Clubmatters website continues to expand the range of useful resources that are available for clubs to access. They have now made all Club Matters Workshops available as virtual, interactive sessions, and continue to offer financial support to the sport and physical activity sector through a COVID-19 related Community Emergency Fund. This is a grant aimed at sports clubs and other organisations delivering sport and physical activity that have had to close at short notice, but still have ongoing costs such as maintenance and utility bills. More information can be found here along with details about how to apply.
Keep in Touch
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.
Remember to book in a slot if you would like to chat through any specific club matters, we can also use the time as an opportunity to network with other clubs on specific themes so please do let me know if there are areas you would like to discuss with other clubs.
If you would like to discuss any of the above or if there any other areas that I can support you with please get in touch
Club Support Manager (North East & Cumbria)