Club Support

There are many benefits of affiliation (clubs) and being a member of Welsh Athletics (member benefits).

Club Managers:

Welsh Athletics have a team of Regional Clubs Managers that regularly visit clubs and offer, help, support and advice across a range of areas.

The Club Managers work closely with the National Talent Development Co-ordinators and the Welsh Athletics Coaching Team to support the development of claches within club environments.

A list of staff can be found here

Clubs Portal:

For more information about the Clubs Portal please click here.

Funding:

Clubs across Wales do a great job in raising funds, generating income from; membership fees, sponsorship, sale of merchandise, accessing grants as well as other sources.

The most common funding accessed by clubs comes via Sport Wales in the form of Community Chest or Development Grants. Further information can be found on the Sport Wales website.

Note: The full funding guide can be found on the Welsh Athletics Clubs Portal and other grant sources are listed on the Sport Wales Club Solutions website.

Officiating:

Officials are essential for the delivery of competition and support the delivery of the sport in all disciplines and across the whole of Wales. Welsh Athletics offers free officials education to all clubs and club members. For more information, please visit the officials pages.

Coaching:

Coaching is at the heart of the development of athletes of all ages and stages of development, from beginners to elite performers, coaches do an amazing job of helping people progress.

Clubs and club members receive discounted fees on all coaching courses. Further details on the Coaching Qualifcations that Welsh Athletics offer can be found here.

If your club is training multiple coaches it is best to purchase vouchers via Athletics Hub, to find out how to do this click here.

Run Wales:

Run Wales is the Welsh Athletics social running programme. Evidence shows us that clubs with a social / recreational offer (eg. A ‘Coach 2 5k’ programme) often experience increases in membership and volunteer numbers as a result. Support in developing your clubs social running offer can be found on the Run Wales website.

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