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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.

funetics congratulates ambassador Katarina Johnson-Thompson

During a spectacular second night of athletics at the Alexander Stadium, funetics ambassador Katarina Johnson-Thompson successfully defended her Commonwealth heptathlon title.

Earlier on in the day, after her impressive morning performance, children and young people came by the funetics HaveAGo zone in the stadium concourse, marvelling on her skills while they attempted a series of run, jump and throw activities for themselves.

After the close of day two, over 1500 children were inspired to take part in the HaveAGo zone, creating a buzz that today will no doubt be elevated by Katarina’s success.

Join funetics at the Birmingham 2022 Neighbourhood Festivals

funetics will host family-friendly fun athletics sessions at the first of the Birmingham 2022 Neighbourhood Festivals at Castle Vale, designed to engage local families in art, entertainment and sport. Facilitated by the England Athletics Commonwealth Games Legacy initiative, young children and families will experience fun and inclusive run, jump and throw activities before seeing athletes participating in the Opening Ceremony on a giant screen.

Sportshall partnership renewed to help grow the number of young people enjoying our sport

England Athletics and funetics announce their renewed partnership with Sportshall Athletics with funetics brand ambassador, Katarina Johnson-Thompson commenting upon the benefits of competition for young children’s physical and mental health.

Holiday Camp dates and venues are here. Book now!

Starting 15th July and into September, and celebrating the Commonwealth Games, funetics Holiday Camps are now available for booking at multiple venues in Birmingham and the West Midlands.

funetics holiday camps enable your child to continue their primary school sports experience. They’ll have awesome interaction with other children of the same age and physical activity in a safe, inclusive and continuous learning environment. This funtastic experience is what our athletics holiday camps are all about!

Parents, please note you will be directed to our delivery partners’ booking platforms or websites.

Journey to 2022 logo

Our Journey to 2022 campaign celebrates the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham this summer.
It will champion athletics and running as the country prepares to host a huge summer of sport. It will also help shine a spotlight on the people, clubs, groups and communities who keep athletics and running going all year round.
You can also now buy Kukri-branded Journey to 2022 kit in the online store.

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