The thanks of the Association go to those who took part in our survey. The full results may be found HERE
The results for the Midland Counties Area follow a similar pattern to those of the North and South.
There was overwhelming support for the Midland Counties to continue to provide competition beyond 2017 (99%). Also, 97% of respondents supported a proportion of the EA athlete registration fee going to support grassroots competition and development. The support for a proportion of the athlete registration fee being directly routed to assist Area competition was 96%.
In acknowledging that England Athletics does support grassroots athletics, we will use the outcomes of the survey in discussions with England Athletics about the long term future funding of grassroots competition