Together with the Home Countries, UKA works closely together with over 1,400 clubs and thousands of schools and local authorities across the UK to grow talent and ensure that athletics remains the nation’s favourite Olympic and Paralympic sport. Our three primary roles are:
UKAis wholly responsible for developing and implementing the rules and regulations of the sport, including everything from anti-doping, health and safety and welfare, to training and education for coaches and officials and facilities licensing.
As a business, UKA is responsible for securing commercial partners and sponsorship to fund and help develop the sport.
UKA is committed to improving and developing the sport from grassroots right through to podium and we are proud to run a competition structure that meets the needs of athletes at all levels and abilities.
Nurturing athletes of all ages and preparing them for the world stage is achieved through continual investment in facilities, clubs and performance centres, developing the finest coaches, working with the very best officials, and offering medical expertise that is second to none.