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Regional Councils

Regional Councils play a key role in the Governance of Welsh Athletics. Every Region has a nominated person for each discipline group who will represent the views of the Region. The Regional Councils are also a place for clubs to discuss and share challenges and opportunities for future development.

The Regions also have two nominated representatives on the General Council – ensuring that clubs, coaches, officials and volunteers views, concerns and successes can be shared with others across Wales.

Every club can attend a Regional Council and they are encouraged to contact their Regional Council to see what support their Region can provide to them.

Every Region supports a competition structure, including Regional and Inter-Regional Championships - events that play a key role in athlete development pathway across all age groups.

Full details on the Regional Councils can be found in the byelaws of Welsh Athletics.

Full details on the Regional Council Roles & Responsibilities can be found here.

Chair: Mrs Kay Hatton 


Secretary: Paul Brooks






Meeting dates:

  • 15th March
  • May 3rd
  • June 14th (A.G.M.)
  • September 6th
  • November 1st


  • Track and field (outdoor): TBC (Indoor) Coleg Cambria, Connahs Quay, Saturday 11th January 2020 t.b.c.
  • Fell/Mountain: Elidir Fawr 5.8 m fell race, Nant Peris, Sunday 1st September
  • Cross Country: Rhug Estate, Corwen: Saturday 4th January 2020 t.b.c.
  • Road running: Half marathon: Village Bakery, Wrexham Industrial Estate, Sunday 18th February
  • Marathon: Run Wales, Wrexham town centre, Sunday 17th March
  • 10 Miles: Run Wales, Rhyl promenade, Saturday 23rd February
  • 5km: Run Wales, Rhyl promenade, Sunday 23rd June
  • 10km: Helen Tipping Memorial, Wrexham Industrial Estate, Sunday 28th July
  • 5 Miles: Pensarn Promenade, Abergele, Sunday November 3rd
  • Trail: Fairy Freckled Cow race, at the Alwen reservoir in Denbighshire, Sunday 7th July
  • Conwy Marathon 26th of September 2021

The East Wales Region consists of clubs within the following regions:

Blaenau Gwent
South Powys

Chair: Joyce Tomala -

Secretary: Christine Vorres –

Welfare Officer: Keiron Hearne -

Finance Officer: Keith Matthews


Our Mission Statement:           

To foster, encourage and develop athletes in East Wales within a safe, caring and inclusive environment. The Council will support and assist all clubs within the region to develop and grow, whilst ensuring the safe welfare of all their members.

The council will work with clubs and strategic partners to promote friendly competitiveness where all athletes feel encouraged to participate and selection processes will be open and fair.

It is the mission of the Council to do all things necessary or desirable for the promotion of the interests of East Wales Athletes.


The Regional Council meets bi-monthly. Details of the meetings are emailed to all club secretaries and posted on our website and on our social media sites.


14th February

10th April

12th June

14th August

9th October

11th December


Geographical Boundary: Bridgend, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Vale of Glamorgan (Caerphilly)*

Chair: Lee Hayward

Secretary: Kyle Perry 

Our Mission Statement:

To develop and promote athletic and running excellence in our region. To foster a culture of shared practice and inclusivity

South Wales Regional Athletics Council represents Welsh Athletics affiliated clubs based within the region, and works alongside strategic partners (including schools) to promote and develop the sport of athletics and running. The Council will promote friendly competitiveness, with selection to events based on merit and fairness. The Council will work with clubs to develop athletics and running for all abilities, and will assist clubs with ensuring the safe welfare of their members. The Council will act as a conduit for clubs based in the region to share good practice, and to learn lessons from mistakes or errors that from time to time occur. To be the best in all that we endeavour. 

Chair: Rob Campion

Secretary: Nathan Jones –

Meeting Dates : 

  • Wednesday 13th March - Carmarthen Leisure Centre

Championship Dates:

  • Trail - Red Kite Half Marathon, 10K and Junior (U20, U17, U15) - Saturday 4th May
  • Track & Field – 11th May - Swansea