Club Welfare Officers

The welfare of members is the responsibility of everyone involved in the club. Together we ensure members feel welcome, included and supported. The welfare officers are available to anyone in the club who is experiencing an issue with the club whether as an organisation or because of an individuals behaviour 

For more information see the current England Athletics guidelines


David Yarnell 

Emma Smith



Our Welfare officers have put together these documents for club procedures etc 

Run Leader Info Guide 

Club Grievance Procedure 

Christmas and New Year Well being 


Club Mental Health Champions

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Desford Striders are proud to be working with England Athletics and Mind, in their Mental Health Champion programme. The aim is to establish a network of volunteer champions in running clubs across England who can help to support people who are experiencing mental health problems.

Our Mental Health champions are Fay Kelham and Sarah Ball.

There is lots of useful information on the NHS Every Mind Matters website.