Athletics and running are attracting more new participants and we need to ensure that our sport has the capacity to deliver attractive and appropriate experiences for athletes and runners in clubs, groups, competitions and events, both within the England Athletics family and in the wider athletics and running community.

In 2017 we developed a new strategic plan which highlights our strategic priorities for the next 5 years. For more information on this please click here.

We offer a number of programmes that support and develop the volunteers (coaches, leaders, officials) who make our sport so successful such as formal education and qualifications, and a successful volunteering programme in conjunction with our funding partner the Spirit of 2012 Trust

We want to sustain and increase participation and performance levels in the sport and offer programmes such as RunTogether and extensive learning and development opportunities for coaches and leaders to support this priority.

For more information on the above, where to find your nearest opportunity to get involved in athletics or to find out any more information visit the England Athletics website or contact you Club Support Manager.


Chris Mallender
Club Support Manager (Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Staffordshire)
England Athletics
Mobile: 07815 801988



Staffordshire-Athletics-NetworkStaffordshire Athletics Network

Established in July 2009, the Staffordshire Athletics Network (formerly the South Staffordshire Athletics Network) is one of over fifty national athletics networks set up by England Athletics.

The Network is a partnership of athletic and road running clubs working alongside other partners and sporting bodies to improve the sport at a local level.

For more information contact:

Catherine Pendlebury
Staffordshire Athletics Network Co-ordinator

John Finney
Staffordshire Athletics Network Chair
Mob: 07754 198782

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