Welsh Athletics Athlete to Coach Programme 2022/23

18/07/2022 00:00, In Blog / Track & Field /

Welsh Athletics are pleased to announce that the application process for the 2nd year of our Athlete to Coach Programme, is now open! The 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 a next generation of World Class coaches.

The 2021/2022 programme has been a great success with a blend of 15 former, and current, athletes working through their Athletics Coach and Coach in Running Fitness qualifications, and now supporting the delivery of athletics across our school, on and off track club, and regional development environments in Wales.


"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.

Benefits of the programme

  • WA funded support to become a qualified Athletics Coach or Coach in Running Fitness
  • Development support from Welsh Athletics Coach Development Coordinator and Event Group NTDCs in relation to cpd.
  • Opportunities to support ongoing development of athletes on a Performance Pathway; Regional & National Development activity where appropriate.

For more information and to apply for the programme, click here.