2019-2020 Development Plan for East Wales Regional Athletics

Area of Focus:
Action / Objectives: Outcomes / Impact / Targets:
Profile of EWRAC: Clubs

To raise the profile of East Wales as a region within all East Wales clubs.

·         Produce flyers for distribution to clubs within the region. Flyers outline positive aspects for clubs being active members of the region.

·         All clubs are aware of the existence of and roles and responsibilities of the region.

·         Increase the number of clubs attending and engaging in regional meetings and activities.

Profile of EWRAC: Athletes

To raise the profile of East Wales as a region within all clubs so that all athletes are aware of the existence of the region and opportunities to represent East Wales in competitions.

·         Advise all clubs in region of date of all Regional Championships.

·         Increase number of athletes competing in all Regional Championships.

·         More athletes want to compete and gain a regional vest.

·         Regional Winners receive regional vest @ reduced cost

Web Site:

Communication channels expanded; including social media – East Wales posts

 

·         Advertise criteria, closing dates etc. for entering all Regional Championships and inter-regional events on Website and Regional Social media.

·         Dates of all regional activities; including meetings, championships and inter-regional events published on website

Area of Focus:  
Action / Objectives: Outcomes / Impact / Targets:
Endurance Development Days:

To develop regional endurance teams

·         Two development days set up.

·         East Wales athletes and those on the cusp of representing East Wales to development days

·         East Wales athletes motivated to progress on athlete’s pathway.

Track & Field Regional Development Days:

To extend regional development days to encompass all T & F events

·         Junior Track & Field development days introduced for sprints, hurdles and middle-distance events.

·         Increase the number of athletes attending T & F development days

·         East Wales athletes motivated to progress on athlete’s pathway.

Track & Field Regional Development Days:

To introduce taster development days for officials to engage parents and supporters to become T & F officials

·         Track & Field development days introduced for officials

·         Participants have the opportunity to judge competition during pm session

·         Increase the number of people attending L1 T & F officials training

Participation and Performance:

To sustain and increase participation and performance levels in our sport

 

·         U17/U20 athletes eligible for EW YDL UAG Team identified and invited to be considered for team selection.

·         Provide competition opportunities for U17/U20 athletes beyond local area

·         YDL UAG(U17/U20) regional team supported by providing transport to venues as and when required.

·         Increase number of East Wales athletes ranked on Po10.

 

Area of Focus:
Action / Objectives: Outcomes / Impact / Targets:
Officials Recruitment Drive:

Increase the number of officials supporting the Regional Athletics Championships

·         Deliver 3 level 1 Officials Courses at 3 venues across the region. Target of 25 attendees across all courses delivered.
Officials Recruitment Drive:

Increase the number of endurance officials supporting the Regional Championships

·         Deliver 3 level 1 Officials Courses at 3 venues across the region. Target of 10 attendees across all courses delivered.
Trail and Mountain Development Days:

To develop and raise awareness for East Wales teams in fell and trail

Approach schools to test for interest in trail and fell for Juniors (under 16)

 

·         Two days of technique and hill skills

·         If enough Junior interest an extra day for specific juniors

·         Develop strong East Wales teams

·         Give East Wales athletes a clear pathway for ambition and ultimately success

 

Inter-regional Championships:

To provide transport to IR champs

·         Transport to IR events, across all disciplines provided for athletes as and when required.

 

Area of Focus:
Action / Objectives: ·         Outcomes / Impact / Targets:
East Wales Clubs Road Race Championship:

To encourage team competition and increase participation

·         Increase the number of divisions

·         Decrease the number of athletes per team to score to 6 for each team

·         Team categories identified for 2019

o   Club Team category; all runners irrespective of gender; i.e. a team can be all male, or all female or any mix of male & female runners.

o   Club Female Team category; female runners only.

·         An Awards Ceremony will be arranged after the last Championship event.

·         Trophies will be awarded for the first three teams in Male, Female and Mixed Team.

Technology to Enhance Performance:

To purchase equipment that ensures athletes performances are correctly recorded in results and disseminated to Po10.

 

·         Purchase 2 wind gauges.

·         Officials trained to used wind gauges

·         Wind gauges used at as many T & F meeting as possible to ensure athletes times/ distances meet Po10 performance criteria.

·         Increase number of athletes ranked on Po10