About UK Athletics
As the national governing body for athletics, UK Athletics oversees the development and management of the nation’s favourite Olympic and Paralympic sport, from grassroots right through to podium.
Since its inception in 1999, UK Athletics has developed to become the most successful and robust athletics governing body in the world.
Over the years it has matured to generate a clear vision for the sport – to drive up performance and raise standards in every event, every region and every age group.
This vision is fuelled by a dedicated team of full time staff and part time volunteers who all share the same passion and ambition for athletics, and are therefore instrumental in ensuring that athletics remains the most popular Olympic and Paralympic sport.
And with London set to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012, there has never been a more exciting time for UK Athletics, as all eyes will be on athletics and especially the British athletes competing on home soil.
Yet the purpose of UK Athletics does not end at preparing athletes for the world stage. Not only does it create mass appeal of a truly breathtaking spectator sport through televised events, UK athletics also plays a fundamental role in developing a ‘sport for all’ by encouraging participation no matter what your age, ability or background.
Chairman: Ed Warner
Chief Executive: Niels de Vos
UK Athletics Ltd. Registered in England No. 3686940. Athletics House, Alexander Stadium, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2BE. Vat No. GB 729459786