The Armada Athletics Network was formed over 10 years ago – originally as The East Cornwall and West Devon Athletics Forum – and has grown in size and influence ever since. Developed with funding from England Athletics, it now comprises 11 clubs across Plymouth, West Devon and South East Cornwall.
Funded as a McCain’s Athletic Network, it operates as a representative for its member clubs at a local, regional and national level. It also works in partnership with many other organisations right across the South West and beyond.
The Network’s core aim is to promote the sport of running to a wider audience and, to achieve this, it organises a range of events and development opportunities. In its quest to develop athletics, it works with clubs, coaches and athletes of all ages and from all the clubs using best practices and encourage sharing of resources, expertise and personnel.
The Network also organises a number of road races each year and fields a team in the hugely competitive South West Track & Field League.