South Yorkshire Athletics Network


The stated aim of the network is:-
To promote and develop athletics in all disciplines, in all age groups across South Yorkshire, supporting club, coach and individual development.

We hope to achieve that aim by having the following objectives:-
1) To identify support needs for clubs and groups, so that they can increase their capability to i) attract & retain members ii) Improve club or group offerings iii) Increase participation and membership.
2) To support & develop the clubs, coaches, officials and athletes in all clubs affiliated to England Athletics & SYCDAA.
3) To encourage sharing of knowledge, expertise and good practice across clubs
4) To facilitate high quality Athletics events, competitions and pathways in South Yorkshire.
5) To work with the 4 borough schools sports organisations to aim for consistency of schools athletics delivery and competition, at inter school, inter borough and county levels
6) To help & support those clubs who wish to offer fully inclusive training and development opportunities.

The agreed way of working is:
To ensure that consistent club / schools & Schools Sports partnership links are in place via devolved authority to the 4 local Athletics Development Groups.
To operate the network in a democratic and transparent way, ensuring all members have input and voting rights.
To promote partnership working, ensuring that members and stakeholders commit to the network objectives.
To support & develop the clubs, coaches, officials and athletes in all clubs affiliated to SYCDAA.

Steve Gaines
Chairman SYAN