Welsh Athletics are delighted to announce that Andy Brittan has been appointed in the role of National Event Group Lead for Throws. Andy will commence his role with Welsh Athletics on Friday 1st June. Prior to this appointment Andy was a Local Authority Manager and a former Police Officer. Andy has been involved in athletics since 1981 as a competitor and a coach and is currently personal coach to Adele Nicoll, Welsh under -17 women’s Shot Putt record holder. He formally coached Welsh Internationals Ben Roberts and Liz Millward. Andy will be at the Diamond Jubilee Welsh Championships and is looking forward to meeting the coaches and athletes in Wales as he enters this new role.
“I am delighted to be given this opportunity to help develop Throws with Welsh Athletics. There are some excellent athletes and coaches working within Wales and I hope that I can help and support them in their efforts to reach their full potential”, Andy Brittan.
“Andy joins the Welsh Athletics Performance Team as the Event Group Lead for Throws having an excellent resume in both his career and his coaching. I am confident that Andy will make a sizable contribution to supporting coaching development in Wales, building on the excellent work undertaken by John Davies and Paul Jensen during 2011 and 2012. I am looking forward to working with Andy to support the development of Throws coaching in Wales”
Coaching Development Manager, Dave Goodger
“Andy is the final National Event Group Lead to be appointed and for the first time in a long time, the Performance team at Welsh Athletics is whole again. I am excited at the prospects moving forwards – the throws area is one where we have already seen a lot of success in Wales and one where we have a great deal of potential with some exciting young talent coming through. I am confident that Andy can assist the coaches of those athletes to help them fulfil both their own potential and that of their athletes. I look forward to working with him and the other Event Leads as we move into a new era within the Performance department.”
National Performance Coach, Scott Simpson