Regional Councils

Regional Councils play a key role in the Governance of Welsh Athletics. Every Region has a nominated person for each discipline group who will represent the views of the Region. The Regional Councils are also a place for clubs to discuss and share challenges and opportunities for future development.

The Regions also have two nominated representatives on the General Council – ensuring that clubs, coaches, officials and volunteers views, concerns and successes can be shared with others across Wales.

Every club can attend a Regional Council and they are encouraged to contact their Regional Council to see what support their Region can provide to them.

Every Region supports a competition structure, including Regional and Inter-Regional Championships - events that play a key role in athlete development pathway across all age groups.

Full details on the Regional Councils can be found in the byelaws of Welsh Athletics.

Chair: Mrs Kay Hatton

 

Secretary: Paul Brooks

 

E-mail:north@welshathletics.org

 

Meeting dates:

  • 15th March
  • May 3rd
  • June 14th (A.G.M.)
  • September 6th
  • November 1st

Championships:

  • Track and field (outdoor): Queensway Stadium, Wrexham, Saturday 11th May. (Indoor) Coleg Cambria, Connahs Quay, Saturday 11th January 2020 t.b.c.
  • Fell/Mountain: Elidir Fawr 5.8 m fell race, Nant Peris, Sunday 1st September
  • Cross Country: Rhug Estate, Corwen: Saturday 4th January 2020 t.b.c.
  • Road running: Half marathon: Village Bakery, Wrexham Industrial Estate, Sunday 18th February
  • Marathon: Run Wales, Wrexham town centre, Sunday 17th March
  • 10 Miles: Run Wales, Rhyl promenade, Saturday 23rd February
  • 5km: Run Wales, Rhyl promenade, Sunday 23rd June
  • 10km: Helen Tipping Memorial, Wrexham Industrial Estate, Sunday 28th July
  • 5 Miles: Pensarn Promenade, Abergele, Sunday November 3rd
  • Trail: Fairy Freckled Cow race, at the Alwen reservoir in Denbighshire, Sunday 7th July

 

Chair: Hillary Gooding (interim)

Secretary: Bethan Akanbi-Mortimer – east@welshathletics.org

Meeting Dates: all at Newport Athletics Stadium

  • Wednesday 13th March
  • Wednesday 15th May
  • Wednesday 3rd July (AGM followed by meeting)
  • Wednesday 11th September
  • Wednesday 13th November

Championship Dates:

  •  Track and Field – 11th May in Aberdare (with the South Regional Champs)

Geographical Boundary: Bridgend, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Vale of Glamorgan (Caerphilly)*

Chair: Dai Williams

Secretary: Jamie Clode – south@welshathletics.org or secretary.swrac@gmail.com 

Meeting Dates:

  • The next regional meeting is in week commencing 10th February 2020

Championship Dates: (All dates being finalized at meeting on 21/02) 

  • The next championship events are Junior Indoors day 2, Jan 5th 2020. 
  • Further 2020 fixtures will be agreed at the meeting in Feb. 

Our Mission Statement:

To develop and promote athletic and running excellence in our region. To foster a culture of shared practice and inclusivity

South Wales Regional Athletics Council represents Welsh Athletics affiliated clubs based within the region, and works alongside strategic partners (including schools) to promote and develop the sport of athletics and running. The Council will promote friendly competitiveness, with selection to events based on merit and fairness. The Council will work with clubs to develop athletics and running for all abilities, and will assist clubs with ensuring the safe welfare of their members. The Council will act as a conduit for clubs based in the region to share good practice, and to learn lessons from mistakes or errors that from time to time occur. To be the best in all that we endeavour. 

Chair: Hedydd Davies

Secretary: Nathan Jones – west@welshathletics.org

Meeting Dates : 

  • Wednesday 13th March - Carmarthen Leisure Centre

Championship Dates:

  • Trail - Red Kite Half Marathon, 10K and Junior (U20, U17, U15) - Saturday 4th May
  • Track & Field – 11th May - Swansea
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