Welsh Athletics

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Welsh Athletics
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Sport Athletics
Jurisdiction Wales
Abbreviation WA
Founded 2007
Affiliation UK Athletics
Headquarters Cardiff International Sports Stadium
Location Cardiff, Wales
President Lynette Harries
Chief Exec Matt Newman
Coach Scott Simpson
Official website

Welsh Athletics (Welsh: Athletau Cymru) (WA) is the governing body for the sport of athletics in Wales.[1] It was set up as a limited company in 2007, replacing the former Athletic Association of Wales. Welsh Athletics is part of UK Athletics, the national governing body for the sport in the United Kingdom.

Welsh Athletics currently has more than 100 affiliated clubs, and more than 11,000 athletes take part in WA competitions.

Welsh Athletics also organises the ADC (Athletics Development Centre) programme: this programme aims at giving all athletes and coaches the best possible foundations to realise their potentials, and it is carried out in three indoor centres in Wales (in Cardiff, at the National Indoor Athletics Centre; Swansea and Deeside).[2]

The headquarters are at Cardiff International Sports Stadium.[3]


  1. ^ "NGB websites:About us:Sport Wales-Chwaraeon Cymru". Sport Wales-Chwaraeon Cymru website. Sport Wales. 2010. Retrieved 7 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Welsh Athletics - ADC". Welsh Athletics website. Welsh Athletics. 2007. Archived from the original on May 28, 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-26. 
  3. ^ "Welsh Athletics - Contact Us". Welsh Athletics website. Welsh Athletics. 2009. Archived from the original on January 7, 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-26. 

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