UNESCO European Athletics Young Leaders Community


  • Wishing you all Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    Thursday 22 December 2011

    Dear community members,

    We take this opportunity to thank you all for your invaluable support to our sport as a volunteer and for your contribution to our athletics community throughout the year.

    We wish you all Merry Christmas and a very happy and prosperous new year.

    Your consistent contribution is of great value to all the athletics fans and we look forward to your continued support in the New Year.

    Kind regards,


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  • Happy birthday Elle Baker, Edwin de Vries and Tanja Eberhart

    Saturday 10 December 2011

    Stage is set for 2011 SPAR European Cross Country Championships which will take place in the beautiful Slovenian town of Velenje on Sunday.

    Three runners will have something more to celebrate tomorrow than just competing in the 18th edition of the SPAR European Cross Country Championships; it's also the birthday of Great Britain's Elle Baker (who turns 28 and runs in the senior women's race), The Netherlands' Edwin de Vries (19, junior men) and Austria's Tanja Eberhart (22, U23 women).

    Four more runners will be looking for an early birthday present as they have their anniversary ...

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  • 1,000 Young Leaders, 10,000 hours donated: Time to deliver the first certificates!

    Wednesday 07 December 2011

    The European Athletics Young Leaders Community has recently passed two important milestones: the community now has more than 1,000 members and 10,000 volunteer hours have been registered.

    With the recent good news that UNESCO and European Athletics have renewed their partnership to promote athletics as a driver for personal development and social cohesion, especially among young women and men, we are now ready to recognise those who have contributed to our sport through volunteering with certificates endorsed by the two organisations.

    As the administrator of the site, it gives me great pleasure to know that my fellow Young ...

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  • London 2012

    Friday 02 December 2011

    In less than 8 months, the London 2012 Olympic Games will start!

    Last week we saw the volunteers suits for the first time and I take this chance to talk to you about London 2012.

    What do you think about the suits?

    In my point of view, the future Game Makers will be very glad and proud to wear these uniforms! Purple is not my favourite color but the uniform is well designed and I am sure the volunteers will be wearing it years after the Games!

    Are you still waiting for some news to know if you will be ...

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