ClubConnect

British Athletics’ ClubConnect 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, in front 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 ClubConnect champions were crowned.

Don’t forget to visit the ClubConnect stand which features in our spectator village at each of our events!

Currently the ClubConnect 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.

CLUBCONNECT RELAYS – 2020 SEASON

Indoors

Müller Indoor Grand Prix Glasgow – Emirates Arena, Glasgow – 15 February 2020

Under 13 – Under 17 4x200m relays, boys & girls (total of 6 finals)
£250 to the winner of each race – £1500 up for grabs

Indoors Club:Connect Selection Policy

  • Teams will be selected from Under 13 – Under 17 age categories
  • There will be 6 teams per race
  • This will act as the Scottish Athletics National Indoor Relay Championships Finals
  • Winning teams will be given a grant for £250

Outdoors

Müller Anniversary Games – London Stadium, London – 4-5 July 2020

U13 – U20 4x100m relays, boys & girls (total of 8 finals)
£250 to the winner of each race – £2000 up for grabs

Müller Grand Prix Gateshead – Gateshead International Stadium, Gateshead – 16 August 2020

U13 – U20 4x100m relays, boys & girls (total of 8 finals)
£250 to the winner of each race – £2000 up for grabs

Outdoors Club:Connect Selection Policy

Müller Anniversary Games

  • The top 8 male and female teams from the power of 10 rankings for each age group will be selected following the YDL fixtures on the weekend of 6/7 June 2020
  • The final position’s for the 9th team will be selected following 20/21 June 2020
  • It will be U13-U20 and 9 teams per race
  • The relays will be run separately as males and females
  • If a team pulls out their place will be offered to the next highest ranked club in that age group
  • All races will have 9 teams
  • Only affiliated Athletics club teams within the region can qualify. Schools/County teams are not eligible
  • This new selection policy is to ensure every club in the region has a fair chance of gaining selection.
  • Müller Anniversary Games teams will be selected in June 2020
  • Winning teams will be given a grant for £250

Müller Grand Prix Gateshead – Sunday 16th August 2020

  • The top 8 male and female teams from the power of 10 rankings for each age group will be selected
  • For Outdoors it will be U13-U20 and 8 teams per race
  • The relays will be run separately as girls and boys
  • If a team pulls out their place will be offered to the next highest ranked club in that age group
  • All races will have 8 teams
  • Only affiliated Athletics club teams within the region can qualify. Schools/County teams are not eligible
  • This new selection policy is to ensure every club in the region has a fair chance of gaining selection
  • Müller Grand Prix Gateshead teams will be selected in July 2020
  • Winning teams will be given a grant for £250

British Athletics Championships 

At the Championships indoors (Glasgow) and outdoors (Manchester).

  • There will be separate competitions for males and females
  • Points will be available only in the final of each event
  • 8 points will be awarded to first place, 7 points will be awarded to second place, and so on descending to 1 point for eighth place
  • If athletes tie in an event, the points for both places are added together and shared
  • Athletes can win points for their first claim club only
  • Athletes must be registered as members through their home country to be eligible
  • If an athlete is disqualified from an event they are not eligible to score points in that event and the athlete below them is promoted to their position
  • In the event of a tie, the club with the most first placed athletes will be crowned champion. If the clubs still cannot be separated the club with the most second placed athletes will be crowned champion
  • In finals with less than eight athletes the scoring system will remain the same with only the finalists able to score points
  • Winning teams will be given a grant for £500

British Athletics’ ClubConnect campaign returns for the 2020 season, with events taking place both at the Spar British Athletics Indoor Championships and the British Athletics Championships.

At the Championships in Glasgow and Manchester, points will be on offer for the clubs of all athletes competing. Each finalist athlete can win one to eight points for their club if they finish in top eight of each event.

1st – 8 Points

2nd – 7 Points

3rd – 6 Points

4th – 5 Points

5th – 4 Points

6th – 3 Points

7th – 2 Points

8th – 1 Point

Winning clubs will be given grant for £500 per winning gender.

Any queries or registering of interest for your club should be directed to:
Yannick Phippen – Athlete Logistics Co-ordinator
Email: clubconnect@britishathletics.org.uk
Phone: +44 (0) 121 7138 415

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