Cardiff Metropolitan University Athletics

By | 8th May 2017

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Cardiff Metropolitan University Athletics

Cardiff Metropolitan University Athletics

Background to the Club

Cardiff Met Athletics Club has enjoyed growing successes in recent years and continues to offer great opportunities for Cardiff Met students of all abilities. Past members include Olympic Long Jump Gold Medallist Lynn Davies, and 2011 World Champion David Greene. With over 100 members, the club is very popular and provides an outstanding environment for competition, training and socialising.

The Athletics Club is one of the Cardiff Met Focus Sports who have been identified as a high performance club and under the guidance of the Performance Director aim to achieve the very highest standards. Focus Sports benefit from additional funding which includes a number of funded gym memberships and access to all sports facilities for focus athletes, strength and conditioning, nutritional support and discounted physiotherapy.

Grand Prix Series Athletics

For information on upcoming Grand Prix’s please visit: http://cardiffmetathletics.co.uk/events/indoor-grand-prix-series/

Competing for Cardiff Met

Cardiff Met AC attracts international performers from across the country and offers the chance for Cardiff Met Athletes to compete on their doorstep with the Grand Prix Series based in the National Indoor Athletics Centre (NIAC).  With no 1st or 2nd team structure, Cardiff Met AC offers all members the opportunity to travel and compete at all levels of competition (i.e. RAF Invitational in Sheffield), and in doing so, the opportunity to achieve your personal goals.  Additionally, if it’s a level of competition you’re seeking, a large selected team of athletes will perform against world class talent on show at the BUCS Championships, the Celtic Cup (Cardiff Met v Wales v Scotland v Ireland), and the Inter-Varsity Challenge.

Cardiff Met AC have a strong tradition of success at major university championships (BUCS Championships Indoors and Outdoors), with many of the medallists going on to compete for their respective country.

Training with Cardiff Met Athletics

All members will be offered the same opportunity to train with our dedicated coaching team.

Our event specific team of coaches boast international experience and championship medal winning knowledge and expertise from age groups through to Paralympic and Olympic Games atheltes. We are delighted to have such a diverse and high performing group of club coaches supporting our atheltes. If you would like to contact an event specific coach please follow the link to our coaches page on the club website.

Cardiff Met AC has an ‘all standards welcome’ attitude, offering members the opportunity to train with some of the top athletes in Britain, local club athletes, and beginners keen to take up the sport.  Athletes can make use of the facilities, and access the ‘athletics-only’ performance gym in NIAC on their own accord.  Our strength and conditioning coach will induct new gym users and provides workshops throughout the year.

Cardiff Met Athletics Club members have the luxury of free access to NIAC throughout the week.

Social life with Cardiff Met Athletics

With the vast majority of athletes meeting and training under the same roof, Cardiff Met athletes create a very sociable and enjoyable atmosphere.  New students get a chance to have fun and meet other club members at our annual ‘Ultimate Track and Field’ competition, where teams compete in the Backwards 200m, Headlong Long Jump, and 60m Under Hurdles among others.

The “Freshers’ Welcoming” always proves to be a great night for all involved. Drinking is never forced but, of course, forfeits go to the best/worst fancy dress. Other socials are hosted throughout the year and many athletes go on to make their best university friends through the club and their activities.

Joining Cardiff Met Athletics

Anyone who wants to join the club should simply fill out a membership form at NIAC reception or contact the Club Secretary, Hannah Johnson. We will put you in touch with the Cardiff Met coaches and give you a membership card for facility access.

Please visit the clubs Facebook page to find out the latest news.

For anymore information please contact our AU Admin on auadmin@cardiffmet.ac.uk or 02920 417073. Alternatively, you can contact the James Thie (Performance Director) on jthie@cardiffmet.ac.uk