Sports Management - World’s first ‘compact athletics facility’ launched in London...
20 Apr 2014 Sports Management: daily news, jobs and features
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
BLOG
PRODUCTS
SPORT-KIT.NET
SUBMIT NEWS
ADVERTISE
SUBSCRIBE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

27 Sep 2013

World’s first ‘compact athletics facility’ launched in London
BY Tom Walker



The world’s first ever Compact Athletics Facility (CAF), designed to allow track and field facilities to be built in places where there is limited space, has opened in Hackney, north east London.

A joint initiative by England Athletics and Sport England, the £370,000 facility at Stoke Newington School includes a sprint straight, a long jump straight and pit, a high jump area, a throws area and a running trail around the school.

Funded by Sport England, England Athletics and the London Marathon Trust, the venue has been designed to give both school children and the local community more opportunities to take part in athletics.

The CAFs form a key part of England Athletics’ aim to get more people into the sport over the next four years across the country.

The concept has been designed with community engagement in mind and is part of their successful Run! Project, which has been linked to significant number of people taking part in the capital prior to and since the 2012 London Games.

There are plans to set up further CAFs to help increase access to athletics in cities and rural areas up and down the country.

Sport England strategic lead, Hannah Bladen, said: “We are looking forward to working with England Athletics and UKA to develop more CAFs across the country.

“They provide an excellent place for young people and adults to get into the sport of athletics, enabling them to develop their skills and interest either for fun or for competition. It is great to see this pilot project come to fruition and I look forward to seeing many more.”

The facility was opened by 400m world champion and double Olympic medallist Christine Ohuruogu, who grew up in the area.

“It’s great to see our sport’s governing bodies really taking the legacy of London 2012 seriously and getting creative with ways to get athletics into the inner-city. It’s crazy to think that Hackney did not have its own athletics track until now and the Compact Facility is a really good solution in a busy area with a lot of young stars waiting to be uncovered.”



Connect with
Sports Management
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
Community initiative launched to train 50,000 'sport leaders'
Community initiative launched to train 50,000 'sport leaders'   17 Apr 2014

A new community sport initiative will look to train up 50,000 young people as sport leaders, as part of efforts to increase the number of young people .... more>>
Lack of exercise and sport participation prevalent in EU, says new research
Lack of exercise and sport participation prevalent in EU, says new research   17 Apr 2014

More than half of European Union citizens never or seldom take part in exercise or play sport, according to the latest .... more>>
Dundee aquatic facility spurs city-wide swimming participation
Dundee aquatic facility spurs city-wide swimming participation   16 Apr 2014

The number of people in Dundee taking part in swimming has jumped 17.5 per cent, with the boom being attributed to the city’s £31m .... more>>
Tom Daley Diving Academy to launch in London
Tom Daley Diving Academy to launch in London   16 Apr 2014

Olympic medallist Tom Daley has teamed up with leisure centre and pool operator GLL as part of efforts to create a lasting diving legacy from the London 2012 Olympic Games. The Tom Daley Diving Academy will look to attract both adults .... more>>
Sport Wales to tackle inequalities in sport with £3m investment
Sport Wales to tackle inequalities in sport with £3m investment   15 Apr 2014

Sport Wales is to invest a total of £3m into making sport more accessible to groups that traditionally find taking part in activities challenging. £1.5m will be made available through the Calls4Action scheme to make sport more .... more>>
Company profile


Alliance Leisure Services

Facility Development and Client Support.
View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

Shaping futures

Shaping futures

Delivering training for the next generation of active leisure workers is a great responsibility. More>>




in this issue

• Olympic Park opens to public after £300m investment
• Disregard 'feelings' over obesity
• Bill Shankly hotel plans revealed



Sports jobs

Jobs Search



Duty Manager - Sports and Fitness
Salary: £23-25,000
Location: Winchester
Company: Winchester Racquets and Fitness
Sports Club Duty Manager
Salary: -
Location: Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom
Company: Monkton Combe School
Funding for Careers in Fitness
Salary: -
Location: South East, United Kingdom
Company: Amac Training Ltd
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com




22-24 Apr 2014

Piscine Middle East

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


24-25 Apr 2014

Hotelier Summit Africa 2014

TBC, Casablanca, Morocco


28-29 Apr 2014

Caribbean Hotel and Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS)

JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Miami, United States



Sports Management magazine 2014 issue 1
Sports Management
2014 issue 1

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  GAME ON:
A recap of the recent SAPCA annual conference; new technical committee launched; wheelchair Racing Academy named SAPCA's sponsored charity; More>>
  Fitness in sport: Sporting Strength
How having resistance training equipment is still important if sport and fitness facilities want to accommodate elite athletes More>>


Sports Management magazine 2013 issue 4

Sports Management
2013 issue 4

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Artificial turf: Laying it down
A look at some of the latest synthetic pitch installation projects from across the UK More>>
  Talking point: Lords report
The results of the House of Lords Select Committee on the Olympic and Paralympic Games is out. We speak to industry leaders and find out their views More>>


Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd