Welsh Athletics is excited to announce the next phase in the development of its strategy for the long term development of talented coaches and athletes in Wales.
Following the recent success of the pilot project in endurance, a more structured regional and national development programme will now be rolled out in sprints and field events from the autumn of 2017 – in addition to the continuation of the endurance programme.
The purpose of the programmes will be to bring together athletes, coaches and parents, in each of the event areas, with a view to developing the behaviours, experiences, knowledge and skills of all involved. It is hoped that we can reach further down the athlete and coach development pathway and start helping and shaping development earlier in their progression. Working with coaches and athletes in an integrated environment is a key element of this approach. The involvement of parents in this process is also a critical component of the plan. It is envisaged that the work done on the regional programmes will support and compliment the work being done in the clubs within each region.
We will be focusing in on three major strands within the development model;
- Technical competency (event specific skills)
- Physical preparation (development of physical qualities)
- Lifestyle skills
Welsh Athletics are looking to recruit into a number of coordinator roles below to help deliver the programmes across the event groups. It is hoped that these coordinators will complement the staff who are already in post and who will work collaboratively with Welsh Athletics to drive this programme forwards.
National Development Coordinators
- National Endurance Development Coordinator
- National Jumps Development Coordinator
- National Throws Development Coordinator
- Regional Endurance Coordinators x 4 (North, East, South and West)
- Regional Speed Coordinator South and East
- Regional Speed Coordinator West
- Combined Events Coordinator
- Pole Vault Coordinator
- Javelin Coordinator
- Jumps Coordinator
- Heavy Throws Coordinator
If you are interested in applying for any of these roles; please read carefully the 'Role Descriptions and Responsibilities'. Then complete a ‘Short Application Form’, ‘Equality Profile Form’ and attach your up-to date CV and send with a cover letter by email or post to Andrew Thomas at Welsh Athletics.
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Welsh Athletics welcome applicants from all sections of the community, particularly under-represented groups. If you require assistance with your application please contact the Office Manager, Andrew Thomas
Applications close 30th June 2017