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Statement regarding support for athletes coached by Phil Banning

15/04/2020 00:00, In Blog /

Welsh Athletics is aware of concerns regarding how it has supported athletes who have previously been coached by Phil Banning. To reiterate our comment on the 12th of August 2019, we encourage any athletes, coach, parent who has any concerns or further information to contact the NSPCC on their 24-hour helpline 0808 800 5000.

The welfare of our athletes and those who support them, is paramount to Welsh Athletics, and we are committed to supporting our members in any way we can, we would request that any requirement for support be submitted via email to and we will ensure specific support is made available.

Welsh Athletics would like to reinforce its commitment to safeguarding and duty of care to its members. We will continue to work with UK Athletics, the Child Protection in Sport Unit and our member clubs to ensure that the sport remains safe for all who participate and that all its members feel supported at all times.