Sports Management - World’s first ‘compact athletics facility’ launched in London...
05 Mar 2015 Sports Management: daily news, jobs and features
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
BLOG
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
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
Sports venue technology event held in London this month
Sports venue technology event held in London this month   04 Mar 2015

A two-day event charting the latest developments in sports venue technology will be held in London this month. Organised by Major Events .... more>>
Latest round of Improvement Fund focuses on artificial pitches
Latest round of Improvement Fund focuses on artificial pitches   02 Mar 2015

Grassroots hockey, football and rugby are the major beneficiaries of the latest round of Sport England’s Improvement Fund. .... more>>
Chelsea FC nets £40m-a-year shirt sponsorship deal
Chelsea FC nets £40m-a-year shirt sponsorship deal   27 Feb 2015

Chelsea Football Club has secured the second-largest shirt sponsorship deal in English football history as the club bids to boost .... more>>
Milwaukee Bucks name leading architects for proposed arena development
Milwaukee Bucks name leading architects for proposed arena development   26 Feb 2015

Milwaukee Bucks basketball team has appointed a group of architects including sports specialist Populous, and Wisconsin-based HNTB and Eppstein Uhen, .... more>>
Fifa says no to disgruntled clubs and bodies seeking World Cup compensation
Fifa says no to disgruntled clubs and bodies seeking World Cup compensation   25 Feb 2015

Fifa has said it will not pay out compensation to football clubs and leagues unhappy with plans to .... more>>
Company profile


AFLS+P

AFLS+P is the UK’s largest architectural practice specialising in major sport, leisure and community infrastructure projects across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

Matchmaking at the Sports & Leisure Facilities Forum

Matchmaking at the Sports & Leisure Facilities Forum

The Sports & Leisure Facilities Forum is taking place this year on 8 July, at the Hilton London Wembley hotel. More>>




in this issue

• Green light for £400m Tottenham stadium
• Agassi nets DLL supply contract
• Man Utd legends unveil Hotel Football



Sports jobs

Jobs Search



Dry/Fitness Operations Manager
Salary: £20000 per annum + 22 days holiday, gym membership
Location: London, England
Company: Fusion Lifestyle
Membership Sales Manager
Salary: IRO £1,000/month tax free + commission
Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Company: SportsJobs4Women
12 x Fitness Class Teachers
Salary: IRO £1,600/month tax free
Location: Kuwait
Company: SportsJobs4Women
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com




04-05 Mar 2015

The Sport Business Summit

The TimesCenter, New York, United States


10 Mar 2015

Sports Facility Show

Lee Valley Athletics Centre, London, United Kingdom


10 Mar 2015

Insight 2015

Orford Jubilee Neighbourhood Hub, Warrington, United Kingdom



Sports Management magazine 2014 issue 4
Sports Management
2014 issue 4

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Thought leaders:
Views and opinions from Sunday Times journalist John Goodbody, anti-doping chief Andy Parkinson and Emma Boggis – new CEO of Sports and Recreation Alliance More>>
  Mental health: Healthy Body Healthy Mind
A new £2m initiative led by Sport England and Mind is the latest project to use sport to combat mental health issues More>>


Sports Management magazine 2014 issue 3

Sports Management
2014 issue 3

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  SAPCA Game On:
Charting SAPCA's forthcoming guidelines on MUGAs and how to make the most of design consultants More>>
  On the cover...: Jo Pavey
Jo Pavey 10,000m European champion 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