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Chris Type Appointed Head of Performance

16/12/2022 00:00, I Mewn Blog /

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Chris Type as our new Head of Performance.

As the organisation looks ahead to the 2026 Commonwealth Games, Chris will look to further enhance and develop the structures and systems that been established over the past few years.

A former GB International Pole Vaulter, Chris joins Welsh Athletics from Welsh Boxing, where he oversaw a hugely successful 2022 Commonwealth Games, returning with 6 medals. His previous experiences also include a role as Coach to the British Skeleton team, having also competed internationally, and being part of the squad for 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Commenting on his appointment, Chris shared:

I’m excited by the opportunity to lead Welsh Athletics performance team. The sport of athletics has played such a huge part in my life and I’m relishing the challenge of delivering the new performance strategy.

CEO James Williams added:

I am delighted to welcome Chris to the Welsh Athletics family. Throughout the recruitment process it was clear that Chris’ enthusiasm, passion and experience would be of huge benefit to the organisation as we look to build on the great work of the previous 4 years. We are committed to building a performance system that is sustainable and is focused on building the talent pool across the event groups, I look forward to seeing this work come to fruition over this next cycle.