British Athletics’ Club:Connect initiative has the objective of recognising and rewarding the significant contributions made by clubs in supporting athletes through all levels of their athletics journey. The initiative has gone from strength to strength since being launched in January 2014 and plans to continue growing! Clubs are the foundation of the athletics pyramid, British Athletics recognises this and will be using our global award winning major events to showcase clubs and age group athletes in different formats.
Launched in January 2014 to coincide with the indoor season, a number of local Scottish clubs took part in medley relays at the Glasgow International Match, infront of 5,000 spectators at the Emirates Arena. The campaign went from strength to strength throughout the rest of the 2014 season, as the first event Club:Connect champions were crowned.
Don’t forget to visit the Club:Connect stand which features in our spectator village at each of our events!
Currently the Club:Connect competition is in two forms; elite athletes collecting points for their club throughout the British Championships competition with the chance of winning £500 for their club, and the U13-U20 club relays where each team has the chance to win £250 for their club.
British Athletics’ Club:Connect
British Athletics’ Club:Connect campaign returns for the 2018 season, information and dates to be announced very soon.
At the Team Trials, points will be on offer for the clubs of all athletes competing, with each athlete winning one point for their club and the top eight in each event winning an extra eight points for the winner down to one point for eighth place. Winning clubs will be given grant for £500.
Any queries or registering of interest for your club should be directed to:
Yannick Phippen – Athlete Logistics Co-ordinator
Phone: +44 (0) 121 7138 415
Mobile: +44 (0) 788 777 5964