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Athleticsforce in partnership with England Athletics

On Saturday 20th April, 100 Hillingdon Athletics Club volunteers came together in a massive show of teamwork and hosted the inaugural Athleticsforce day in partnership with England Athletics.

In hot and sunny conditions teams of athletes, parents and coaches worked together to clean sandpits, throwing cages and seating, organise storage spaces and cut back overgrown foliage.

England Athletics expressed how impressed they were with the efforts:

“I was so happy with how the day went and want to thank you and everyone involved for making the day such a success. From the moment we first discussed Athleticsforce, right through to 4pm on Saturday, the partnership between, the club, fusion and EA has worked so well. This is a great template for me to take forward to see if we can launch this nationally.” John Harris – Club Support Manager (Herts, Essex, Berks and North London)

Writing for “This is Local London” U17 athlete Emily Colyer writes:

“The day was a great chance for athletes to give back to the track they know and love, as well as a chance for families to get involved. Now, with an almost sparkling track, HAC is ready to welcome in the new athletics season: months of competing after a winter of hard training, and we all hope for a successful turnout.”

A huge thank you to all who gave their time to volunteer, Courtney Clarke for organising the event and Andy Wilcock and team for keeping us fed and watered all day.

England Athletics are looking for feedback so if you have any comments please pass these onto Courtney.