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National Development Programme


The National Development Programme is the second step along the performance development pathway and focuses on the top performing young athletes aged between 16-19 across Wales. The programme is underpinned by an Athlete competency framework and follows a 2-year curriculum which aims to provide athletes and their coaches with the necessary skills, knowledge and behaviours to continue their progression in the sport of Athletics.

 Programme Aims:

  • To facilitate the smooth transfer of talented Junior athletes to the Senior ranks
  • To provide a structured programme that addresses the Physical skills, performance behaviours and mental attributes of Welsh athletes
  • To support coaches of talented athletes to create excellence in the daily training environments
  • To increase the number of Welsh Athletics athletes at the England Athletics Championships and on U20 Great Britain teams


Welsh Athletics National Developement Application Pack 2022-23