Athletics is a multi-discipline sport. It has two main areas, these are track and field. However within Disability athletics, we also have wheelchair racing, which is very popular today, thanks greatly to the incredible work done promoting disability sport by Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson.
Athletics is not just for those with physical impairments, but can be enjoyed by anyone, whether they have a physical/ sensory impairment or learning difficulty. There are also lots of different fields that you can try, such as Club, discus, shot or javelin. Or on the track, you can try sprinting, distance, wheelchair racing or even Jumping. Whatever your ability, there is a discpline within athletics out there for you.
In Wales, we are very fortunate to have 22 development officers, who are based in each of the 22 local authorities around wales. Thanks to the hard work of those officers, and their volunteers we now have athletics opportunities within each local authority in Wales. Each club varies from an indoor sports hall athletics session, to an inclusive athletics session on a Track. The volunteers involved have worked very hard and given their time to train as coaches, to be able to provide you with a fun and exciting athletics opportunity.
So, now that we have all these incredible clubs, if you are interested in trying athletics, or you are interested in volunteering, or maybe even starting up your own athletics club, please contact either your local developement officer via the contact page.
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