This weekend’s Officials and Race Organisers Conference in Cardiff is the first in a series of events that form part of the Welsh Athletics Inspired by 2017 programme. The programme will see a number of activities delivered throughout the year looking to capitalise on the excitement and interest that there will be across the sport throughout the year.
Chris Moss, Development Manager said,
“2017 is such a significant year for athletics, with London hosting the World Para Athletics Championships in July and then the IAAF World Championships in August, we really want to capture the enthusiasm that those events will bring.”
With that in mind, Welsh Athletics along with a number of key partners, will be running a series of events and activities throughout the year that have been Inspired by 2017 as part of an ongoing programme of activity. This will include;
- free official’s education for all clubs and club officials (new and existing officials)
- free and discounted teacher education opportunities
- increased opportunities for club volunteers, teachers and underrepresented groups to access places on the coach education courses
- fully inclusive Holiday Camps and Activity Days for young athletes
- volunteer reward and recognition activity linked to championships
In addition, we will be looking for clubs to host events and additional activities, in and around the key championship dates, to take advantage of on the additional enthusiasm and attention that there will be on athletics particularly throughout the summer months.
“The Inspired by 2017 programme is an opportunity for everyone to get involved in athletics. We will add to the programme of activities throughout the year and will announce the other events that form part of Inspired by 2017 as appropriate. It is important that clubs, schools and the athletics community in Wales engage and embrace the opportunity that this year will bring to the sport".
Further details of the Officials and Race Organisers Conference Page can be found here /competitions/officials/officials-and-race-organisers-conference-2017.aspx