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Welsh Schools

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The Welsh Schools Athletics Association provides competition opportunities for secondary school pupils across Wales at both Cross Country and Track & Field. Schools are a central part of Welsh Athletics' commitment to bring athletics to all. Opportunities exist for both teaching staff and pupils starting out on their journey through the king of sports. At Secondary School level, both teachers and pupils have the opportunity to develop in the sport of athletics - be it through key initiatives, competitions or formal educational courses.

The contact for Welsh Schools is Andrew Jenkins - email:

Welsh Schools are organised into 8 Districts with a number of Local Authorities in each district as laid out below:

WSAA District Welsh Local Authorities
Eryri Conwy, Gwynedd, Anglesey
North East Wales Denbigh, Flint, Wrexham
Powys Powys
Dyfed Carmarthenshire, Cardiganshire, Pembrokeshire
Afan Nedd Tawe Neath & Port Talbot, Swansea
Glamorgan Valleys Bridgend, Caerphilly, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf
Cardiff & the Vale Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan
South East Wales Blaenau Gwent, Monmouthshire, Newport, Torfaen.

Competition Structure (both Track & Field and Cross Country)

NB - Tier 3 competitions are licensed by UKA, Tiers 2 and 1 by Welsh Athletics

Tier 3 - Welsh team competing at International level - SIAB {Schools International Athletics Board] T&F, Combined Events & Cross-Country

Tier 2 - School District Teams at Welsh National Championships - Track & Field, Cross Country & Sportshall

Tier 1 - School teams competing at the eight School District Championships  - Track & Field, Cross Country & Sportshall

Chair: Gerald Davies

Secretary: Andrew Jenkins* (temporary)


  • Management Committee: Friday 26th March 2021 , Friday 8th May, Friday 3rd September
  • General Assembly: Saturday 24th April 2021, Saturday 20th November




With the Paris Olympics and Paralympics taking place between 26th July-11th August and 28th August-8th September, it’s time to get inspired for your own sports day! Attached below are some resources to guide you on organising your own sports day, developed this resource to support delivery of cross-curricular activity celebrating the sport of athletics, and to get children excited to support our Welsh athletes heading to Paris for the games!