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Competing for Wales

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The overall objective of the International Competitions programme is to prepare Welsh athletes to perform at the best of their ability at Major Championship events.  As part of this strategy, Welsh Athletics is committed to providing representative competition opportunities across all disciplines.


To be considered to represent Wales, athletes must satisfy the Eligibility Criteria laid out below.

If you are interested in becoming a Team Manager at one of our upcoming Welsh Represenative opportunties please complete the following Team Manager Expressions of Interest Form and notify Bethan Davies (Performance Logistics Assistant) of your interest by emailing  

Athletes are reqired to complete both a Welfare Form and Online Joma Kit Form. Athletes will recieve these forms alongside their selection notification.

Athletes are required to adhere to the Welsh Athletics Code of Conduct for Athletes. For all of our Codes of Conduct please click here.

Eligibility Criteria to compete for Wales

Grounds for eligibility:

  1. Birth
  2. Parentage - athlete to go through the eligibility system to prove that one or both parents were born in Wales.
  3. Grand Parentage - athlete to go through the eligibility system to prove one or both grandparents born in Wales.
  4. Retention
  5. Residency – 3 years continuous living in Wales. Athlete to go through the eligibility system to prove they have lived permanently in Wales for at least 3 years. Any athlete claiming eligibility to compete for Wales under this qualification must supply documentation details to the office at Welsh Athletics Ltd in order to be processed before being accepted.

If you have any queries, please contact