Competing for Wales

The overall objective of the International Competitions programme is to prepare Welsh athletes to perform at the best of their ability at Major Championship events.  As part of that strategy, Welsh Athletics is committed to providing International competition opportunities across all disciplines.


INSPIRE: Ensure Wales is represented at every Global and European Championships


To be considered to represent Wales, athletes must satisfy the Eligibility Criteria laid out below.

2023 Commonwealth Youth Games

Track & Field

*We are currently working with the Track and Field Committee about the potential of event specific representative opportunities in the Walks, Throws and Combined Events.*

Cross Country & Road 

Mountain and Trail



Club Teams

If you are interested in becoming a Team Manager at one of our upcoming Welsh Represenative opportunties please complete the following Team Manager Expressions of Interest Form and notify Bethan Davies (Performance Logistics Assistant) of your interest by emailing  

Athletes are reqired to complete both a Welfare Form and Online Joma Kit Form. Athletes will recieve these forms alongside their selection notification.

Athletes are required to adhere to the Welsh Athletics Code of Conduct for Athletes. For all of our Codes of Conduct please click here.

Eligibility Criteria to compete for Wales

Grounds for eligibility:

  1. Birth
  2. Parentage - athlete to go through the eligibility system to prove they have a Welsh parent.
  3. Residency – 3 years continuous living in Wales. Athlete to go through the eligibility system to prove they have lived permanently in Wales for at least 3 years.
  4. Retention – athletes who have competed for Wales at senior level and gone through the eligibility system but have moved out of Wales. (has previously gone through eligibility on residency grounds. 


If you have any queries, please contact