The 4th annual Welsh Athletics Clubs Conference was held last Saturday 17th November at the Park Inn Hotel (Cardiff North).
Clubs from across Wales travelled to engage with the speakers and content as well as network and share ideas as a collective.
Presentations were delivered by;
- Svend Elkjaer – Sports Marketing Network
- Scott Grace – Lead for Youth Development, England Athletics
- Vicki Sutton – Quill Sports Services
- Sarah Williams – Equality Counts
Throughout the day there were also club workshops and case studies presented by; Rhymney Valley AC, Ogmore Phoenix Runners, Swansea Harriers AC & Lliswerry Runners
The day was also supported by Time to Change Wales, DW Fitness First, parkrun and Run Wales.
We would like to take the opportunity to thank as of the attendees for making the conference a success especially the following clubs for their attendance;
Bridgend AC, Cardiff AAC, CDF Runners, Colwyn Bay AC, Corelly Striders, Lliswerry Runners, Maindy Harriers, Monross Trailblazers, Neath Harriers, Newport Harriers, Ogmore Phoenix Runners, Paul Popham Running Club, Pegasus Running Club, Pencoed Panthers, Pembrokeshire Harriers, Pontypool and District Runners, Rhymney Valley AC, Run4All Neath, San Domenico, Spirit of Monmouth, Swansea Harriers AC, Usk Runners, White Rock Runners and Ystrad Mynach Running Club.
A copy of the presentations delivered throughout the day can be found below:
Welsh Athletics: Welcome and Introductions
Welsh Athletics Updates: Club Support and Development
Svend Elkjaer: Sports Marketing Network: How to Make Your Club a Real Hub for the Community
Scott Grace: England Athletics: Youth and Athlete Development Programmes
Club Workshop: Modernisation Focus: Rhymney Valley AC
Club Essentials: Power Hour
Svend Elkjaer: Sports Marketing Network: How to Attract and Retain the Right Volunteers