Fun athletics sessions from England Athletics, to help children learn, develop and practice running jumping and throwing.

Created by England Athletics

funetics is a fun and inclusive programme, created by England Athletics to help 4-11 year old children across the country to learn, develop and practice running, jumping and throwing skills all year round, for a healthy confident future.

Updated COVID Guidance

As the country moves from Step 2 towards Step 3 of the UK Government’s COVID-19 roadmap from Monday 17 May, we continue to make our athletics and running guidance available – including providing an update on spectators, indoor training, and travel.

Click to find out more on the England Athletics website

Sign up for our new series of online coaching workshops

As Covid-19 restrictions ease, several member clubs have contacted us for information about the opportunity to become a funetics club licensee. We all recognise the need to urgently support the return to physical activity for young children. Your club might also be looking to deliver a programme of activity that is Covid secure and can support the need for track and trace. By joining us on a free online coaching workshop; you will learn what it takes to be a funetics club provider and how funetics can support your club and young people within your club and or local community.

The coaching workshops are split over two evening sessions:

funetics coaching workshops (May)

funetics coaching workshops (June)

Click to find out more about becoming a funetics club provider.

England Athletics shares new 12 year strategy

...placing athletes and runners at the heart of everything it does with funetics a key component.

The strategy – ‘Athletes and runners at the heart’– provides England Athletics, the membership and development body for grassroots athletics and running in England, and creator of funetics, with a renewed sense of purpose to inspire more athletes and runners of all abilities and backgrounds to fulfil their potential and have a lifelong love for the sport.

funetics has and continues to be a vital part in this strategy which will maximise athletics opportunities for young people in schools and communities and enhance their first experiences of the sport to enable them to learn, develop and have fun with others.

Click to see the England Athletics strategy in full.

funetics launches Sports Day '21 free resource for primary schools 

Sports Day is one of the most exciting days of the year for most schools and pupils.

It is a great chance for young people to have a fun, engaging, physical activity experience, in which everyone can be celebrated for both their effort and achievements. 

However, right now and more than at any time in our recent history, primary school children need to have something to look forward to, and have opportunities to be with each other having fun and being active.

This funetics Sports Day '21 is England Athletics' response to these needs and to help further support and enhance the good practices already in place in your school.

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