Statement from England Athletics and Northern Athletics

Northern Athletics thank all those in the sport who completed the recent survey regarding the future of Northern Athletics. The summary results will be available to view on the Northern Athletics website this week.

Northern Athletics are also very appreciative of the opportunity provided by England Athletics to further the discussions on this very important topic at the forthcoming EA Club Conferences in the North.

Brian Heywood, Chairman of Northern Athletics, said: “This represents an encouraging commitment, on the part of EA, to work in partnership to address the issue of future funding for Area competition and we confirm the NA commitment to that partnership approach.

I hope that a representative from each of the Northern clubs will be able to attend one of the four meetings across the North.”

Chris Jones, Chief Executive of England Athletics, said: “The Regional Club Conferences are a key part of England Athletics’ commitment to engaging with clubs on the issues that matter most to them. Area competition is clearly one such matter and I am very happy that Northern Athletics are to play a formal part of our events in the North. England Athletics look forward to working in partnership with Northern Athletics and listening to the views of clubs on this important issue.”

The dates and venues of the Club Conferences in the North are:

·         Monday March 24th – Yorkshire and Humberside Event 1, Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster, DN4 5JW

·         Monday March 31st – Yorkshire and Humberside Event 2, Holiday Inn, Harrogate, HG1 1XX

·         Friday April 4th – North West, Longford Park, Stretford, M21 9TA

·         Wednesday April 16th – North East, Durham, Durham CCC, DH3 3QR

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