The Bradford Athletics Network (BAN) is a network of athletics clubs in the Bradford area, including Ilkley Harriers, Bingley Harriers, Keighley & Craven, and the clubs in the Airedale Athletics partnership (Baildon Runners, Bradford Airedale, Eccleshill RR, St Bedes AC, Skyrac AC).
BAN's purpose is the development of athletics in all its forms (track and field, road running, XC, off-road running, fell-running, junior athletics, etc) in the region to a specific plan, with funding of some £37,000 in 2009/2010 provided by England Athletics.
BAN is one of the first networks of its kind in the country.
BAN was launched in September 2009, although Ilkley Harriers representatives were involved before that in helping set it up.
Shirley Wood works with the Youth Projects working group.
We need other Ilkley Harriers volunteers for the other working groups - please contact Shirley if you're interested.