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There's a long heritage of volunteering in athletics; from coaches and officials, run leaders to club secretaries. Athletics simply wouldn't happen without volunteers and Blaydon Harriers is no different.

We're run entirely by volunteers and we're always looking for more help! It can be as much or as little as you would like, from pitching the tent at cross country meetings, to marshalling the Blaydon Race, to joining the Committee, or learning to be a Coach or an Official, there are many opportunities for you to get involved with the Club and athletics.

If you're interested in volunteering in any way, we would love to hear from you, so please get in touch. You can chat to one of our Committee members or Coaches, contact us through our social media, our enquiry form, or  email our Club Secretary  to find out how you can get involved.


England Athletics offer a range of coaching qualifications if you're interested in helping with or leading any of our groups. From the Leading Athletics course, which would be a great starting point for anyone studying sports or undertaking a Duke of Edinburgh award, to the Coaching Assistant course and the first step on the Athletics Coach journey. England Athletics also recognise prior learning for relevant qualifications, so you may not have to start again from scratch.


Officials are a vital part of the sport of athletics and running, without them we wouldn't be able to put on competitions. Officials can bring about positive change and experiences that can result in athletes achieving personal bests, medals or just enjoying their events and recommend friends and family to join the athletics community. As a Club we need more officials to support our participation in track and field leagues. Read more about how to start your officiating journey with England Athletics.

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