2023 Service Awards Open for Nominations
We are delighted to announce that the National Service Awards for 2023 are now open until 1st September 2023. This is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate volunteers and individuals within our Athletics family in one of three prestigious award categories (see below for more information on the award criteria).
Nominations will only be accepted through the online form by 1st September 2023 at midday. No applications will be accepted if sent to service award panel members or if it exceeds the deadline set.
Award of Meritorious Service
- This award is open to individuals for services to clubs, schools, regional or national level.
- This award is made in recognition for services to athletics over a minimum period of fifteen years of active service to our sport. All achievements relating to the individual should be fully documented in the citation for the award and the records held by Welsh Athletics Ltd
- Individuals are only eligible to receive one Meritorious Award for services to athletics in Wales.
Award of Honour
This award is open to individuals given in recognition of exceptional service to athletics in Wales. Criteria for consideration;
- The award is made in recognition of a minimum of twenty-five years of active service to the sport at club, schools, regional and or national level.
- Individuals would normally have already received Meritorious Award but in exceptional cases the award may be given for outstanding services to athletics in Wales.
- An individual may only receive an Award of Honour once but all achievements should be fully documented in the citation for the award and the records held by Welsh Athletics Ltd.
Athlete Achievement Award
This award is open to athletes who have competed for Welsh Athletics at senior level who do not meet the criteria to be included in the Welsh Athletics Hall of Fame but have given outstanding service as an athlete to our sport. These include;
- Athletes who have competed in at least two major championships, this will apply to all athletics disciplines.
- Athletes who have won at least ten Senior Welsh Championships in any of the recognised athletics disciplines.
- Consideration may also be given to an outstanding an contribution given by an athlete to club, regional and national representation over an extended period of time.
- Selection for this award will not preclude an athlete from being considered for the Hall of Fame at a later date.