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 Performane Sports who have been identified as a high performance club and under the guidance of the Head of Athletics & Performance Advisor aim to achieve the very highest standards. Performance Sports benefit from additional service provision which includes provision of physiotherapy and soft tisssue treatment, lifestyle and education sessions, training and competition planning support and access to strength and conditioning support for performance athletes.
University Competition Programme - 2023/24
14 October - Gwent Cross Coutry League - Pembrey Country Park
11 November - Gwent Cross Country League (inc. Cardiff Cross Challenge) - Llandaff Fields, Cardiff
6 December - Cardiff Met v Birmingham Indoor Meeting (inc. Cardiff Uni v Swansea Uni Indoor Varsity) - NIAC
17 December - Christmas Classic Indoor Grand Prix
21 January - New Year Non Thomas Indoor Grand Prix
3 February - BUCS Cross Country Championships - Leeds
Date TBC - Indoor Varsity - Lee Valley Indoor Athletics Centre
10 February - Gwent Cross Country League - Venue TBC
23 - 25 February - BUCS Indoor Championships - EIS Sheffield
20 April - BUCS 10,000m Championships - Loughborough
4 - 6 May - BUCS Outdoor Championships - Venue TBC
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. Birmingham Dual Meet in NIAC), 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 and the Inter-Varsity Meets in February and May
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 medals at U23 National and British Championships, as well as progressing to represent thair country at Commonwealth, European and World level.
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 coaches supporting our athletes.
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. All new members MUST complete an gym induction before starting to tain in this facility, inductions take place on Wednesday's through Sep and Oct.
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 the chance to have fun and meet other club members at our social events and group training sessions on Wednesday afternoon's.
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 sign up to AU and Club memberships via the SU website
The club fees are for the 2023/24 academic year. Fees are set by the club and are subject to change the following academic year.
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For anymore information please contact our SU Sport team on email@example.com or 02920 417073. Alternatively, you can contact Head of Athletics, Rhiannon Hawker on: firstname.lastname@example.org