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Athlete to Coach Programme Ambassadors

12/05/2021 00:00, In Blog /

In March 2021, Welsh Athletics announced the launch of our Athlete to Coach Programme. This programme is aimed at encouraging current, and former, Senior Welsh representative athletes to become proficient and confident coaches, with an ambition to become one of the next generations of World Class coaches.

"Welsh Athletics is committed to supporting the development of the next generation of coaches across Wales. We have been guilty in the past of allowing athletes to drift away from the sport once their competitive days are finished. This will no longer be the case, we want to retain our talent, and hopefully use their experiences to help develop the next generation of athletes. I hope in the years to come we see a number of athletes who have competed at the highest level, supporting the development of future Commonwealth Games athletes across all parts of the pathway.

"Welsh Athletics will do all it can to retain the talent, and retain the experiences and help to develop a wider coaching network across Wales."

James Williams, CEO

After a period of open recruitment we are excited to announce our 12 successful applicants;

  • Rachel James
  • Bethan Davies
  • Joe Brier
  • Christina Richards
  • Fi Price
  • Alaw Beynon- Thomas
  • Ieuan Thomas
  • Matthew Richards
  • Sarah Omoregie
  • Tom Marshall
  • Josh Griffiths
  • Clive Boulton

To learn more about our Athlete to Coach Ambassadors click here.

The programme is made up of three development strands;

  • Qualifications
  • Workshops
  •  Practical experiences

This opportunity will enable current and former athletes to develop and progress as qualified coaches and reinvest their knowledge and skills in nurturing the next generation of athletes through the Welsh club system and Welsh Athletics Development Programmes.