CLUB TRAINING & COMPETITIONS INFORMATION

Club Weekly Training & Fees

Weekly Training / Ymarfer Wythnosol

Club training evenings are on Tuesdays and Thursdays weekly at Carmarthen Leisure Centre.

On Tuesdays, sprinters, throwers and younger junior athletes training (U11 & U13) takes place between 18:00 and 19:00 all year.

U15 and older training tends to be at the later time of 18:30 - 20:00

 

Tuesdays During the Winter:

During the winter, the athletes get to choose between training on the track or in the sportshall inside the Leisure Centre. There is a middle distance group for secondary school and above athletes that train on the track between 18:30 and 20:00 on a Tuesday with coaches.

 

Tuesdays From April 2019 onwards (Summer Term):

Athletes should arrive at the main athletics gates for the start of session between 17:50 - 18:00. They warm up together from 18:00 and are then given the opportunity to split up into groups to recieve coaching in different events - run, jump and throw. This may vary from one week to another depending on number and coaches availability.

The 18:30 - 20:00 endurance running and older sprints groups will continue to meet at the usual times unless other arrangements have been made by the coaches who run these sessions.

 

Thursday Evening Training:

Thursday night training are for invited athletes only in sprints and middle distance. These tend to be a bit more intense, where the more experienced athletes are going through their paces.

 

We welcome all athletes of different abilities and backgrounds - we have a huge young membership, but sadly you can not compete OR train for/with the club until you are 9 yrs old. (AAW Rules)

If you are interested in joining the Harriers over the summer, Please contact the membership secretary Cressy Morgan (secretary.carmarthenharriers@hotmail.comdirectly for details before coming down to the track.

With the weather getting better, numbers training rise throughout the summer. The club has to ensure that the athlete to coach ratio is safe which means that there may be a need again this year to start a "WAITING LIST" for new younger members.

The emphasis is on participation and enjoyment. We do not provide training for those who wish to get fit for other sports.

 

Training Fees

As from 1 March 2019

£3 on Tuesday evenings

£3 on Thursday evenings

£5 for non-club members

You are now able to pay for training fees via direct debit on our new pay system- click here to be directed to the page to save during the year.

Club Membership

Club Membership / Aelodaeth Y Clwb

The 2019/2020 annual Carmarthen & District Harriers AC Membership fees have been due for all club members from 1st March and covers until 28th February 2020.

It is important that everyone pays up for the year after a few trial sessions. Each athlete will be registered on the Welsh Athletics portal.

Please ask at the gate for a form to be able to register.

 

Membership Rates for the year beginning 1st March are:

(Fees include Welsh Athletics registration fee and the Carmarthen Harriers personal accident insurance scheme)

Athletes nine and under 20 years of age: £30.00

Student (full time education): £35.00

Adult 20+ years of age: £40.00

Household (4 people): £70.00 (£10 for each additional person beyond 4)

For the first time ever, you can now pay for membership, track fees and club vests via our new online membership page;

click here to be directed to the membership page where you can select what to purchase.

Club Kit

New Club Kit / Cit Newydd y Clwb

Carmarthen Harriers are pleased to announce that NEW CLUB KIT is now available to order from the "Total Team Wear" Website Club Page as of Tuesday 18th June with training tops, tracksuits and shoe bag currently for sale.

You might also notice on the kit that we have recently introduced a brand new Club Logo too!

New joma kit can now be ordered from June 18th. Our company "Total Team Wear"

See images below for the type of kit that we are currently offering (black and white and colour), all kit can include athletes' initials (optional)...

 

Carmarthen Harriers Tech Tee (T-Shirt)

Adult Size: S, M, L, XL, XXL

Junior Size: 8, 10, 12, 14

Carmarthen Harriers Women's Tee

Adult Size: S, M, L, XL, XXL

Junior Size: 8, 10, 12, 14

Carmarthen Harriers Training Top

Adult Size: S, M, L, XL, XXL

Junior Size: 8, 10, 12, 14

Carmarthen Harriers Women's Training Top

Adult Size: S, M, L, XL, XXL

Junior Size: 8, 10, 12, 14

Carmarthen Harriers Hooded Jacket

Adult Size: S, M, L, XL, XXL

Junior Size: 8, 10, 12, 14

Carmarthen Harriers Women's Hooded Jacket

Adult Size: S, M, L, XL, XXL

Junior Size: 8, 10, 12, 14

Carmarthen Harriers Skinny Pant Trousers

Adult Size: S, M, L, XL, XXL

Junior Size: 8, 10, 12, 14

Carmarthen Harriers Female Skinny Pant Trousers

Adult Size: S, M, L, XL, XXL

Junior Size: 8, 10, 12, 14

Carmarthen Harriers Shoe Bag

 

Company Website: www.totalteamwearuk.com

ORDER HERE / ARCHEBWCH YMA: via the club's page http://www.totalteamwearuk.com/…/carmarthenharr…/default.htm

Competitions & Leagues

Competitions & Leagues / Cystadleuthau a Chynghrair

Here are many of the main leagues and competitions that Carmarthen Harriers members take part in and the club encourage all of its members to get involved with the successful junior and senior teams during the year:

  • Carmarthenshire Primary Schools Cross Country Championships
  • John H Collins Gwent Cross Country League
  • Welsh Athletics Indoor Junior & Senior Athletics Championships
  • Welsh Inter Schools Cross Country Championships
  • Welsh Athletics Inter Regional Cross Country Championships
  • Dyfed & Carmarthenshire Cross Country & Sportshall Competitions
  • West Wales Indoor Athletics Championships
  • Welsh Schools Cross Country Championships
  • UK Inter Counties Cross Country Championships
  • Welsh Schools Indoor Sportshall Finals
  • Dyfed Primary Schools Cross Country Championships
  • Welsh Junior League / Louise Arthur U11, U13 & U15 League
  • Welsh Athletics U17, U20 & Senior League
  • West Wales Outdoor Track & Field Championships
  • Dyfed Secondary Schools Area Athletics Championships
  • Dyfed Primary Schools Athletics Championships
  • Welsh Athletics Outdoor Junior & Senior Championships
  • Welsh Schools National Track & Field Championships
  • Carmarthen Open Throws Meetings
  • Welsh Athletics Inter Regional Athletics Championships
  • Welsh Athletics Junior League Cup & Plate Finals

 

...along with many other open meetings and fun run races across the West Wales region and beyond!

The club take part in Track and Field, Cross Country, and Road/Mountain Running events with many going on to being Welsh Internationals and champions!

There's plenty of events that goes on during the year and you can find out more about Welsh Athletics licenced events at the link below:

click here

Home of Carmarthen & District Harriers Athletics Club

Home of Carmarthen Harriers / Cartref Clwb Harriers Caerfyrddin

The Home of Carmarthen Harriers is at:

Llansteffan Road

Johnstown

Carmarthen

SA31 3NQ

 

Heol Llansteffan

Tre-Ioan

Caerfyrddin

SA31 3NQ

 

CLUB COMMITTEE / OFFICERS & COACHES

Club Committee & Officers

Club Committee & Officers / Pwyllgor a Swyddogion y Clwb

2019-2020 CLUB OFFICERS:

President: Hedydd Davies MBE

Chairman: Jake Morgan

Vice Chair: Neil Thomas

Secretary & Membership Secretary: Cressy Morgan

Treasurer: Richard Jones

Welfare Officers: David Toogood & Kate Parker

Coach Coordinators: Neil Thomas (Track) & Ralph Siggery (Field)

Communication, Media & IT: Nathan Jones

Gate: Kathryn Jones

Officials Coordinator: Alison Thomas

Catering Manager & Fund Raising: Edward Morgan

 

2019 TEAM MANAGERS

Welsh Athletics U17, U20 & Senior League Boys + Girls:

Entry on the Day

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U11 U13 U15 WJL/Louise Arthur League:

Keighley John (Girls) & Kathryn Jones (Boys)

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Team Captains

Louise Arthur Boys: Frank Morgan (U15)

Louise Arthur Girls: Jessica Lee (U15)

Welsh Senior/U17/20 League: Paul Clarke

Cross Country: Ben Thomas

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Club Coaches & Assistant Coaches

Club Coaches & Assistant Coaches / Hyfforddwyr y Clwb

Tuesday and Thursday Coaches:

Neil Thomas - Endurance

David Toogood - Endurance

Carol Jones - Endurance

Delyth Brown - Endurance

Kevin Evans - Endurance

Jake Morgan - Sprints

Steve Perks - Sprints

Jane Batten - Hurdles, Sprints and Jumps

Lee Sloyan - Run, Jump, Throw

Simon Mansfield - Sprints, Throws and Jumps

Ralph Siggery - Throws

Alison Phillips - Throws

Alan Walker - Throws

Claire Williams - Throws

Emyr Jones - Pole Vault

CLUB HISTORY

Club History

Club History / Hanes y Clwb

Carmarthen and District Harriers Athletics Club

The Carmarthen and District Harriers Athletics Club was formed in April 1948 at the Dolwar Café in Blue Street Carmarthen with Ron B Evans and Ernie Jones as its founder members. Ron Evans was Chairman of Carmarthen Harriers for 34 years and for several years was Chairman of the Welsh AAA and also in 1966 President of the Welsh Cross Country Association. The first member of Carmarthen Harriers was Russell Davies, who in 1956 competed for Wales against Nigeria and the AAA.

In the 1950’s the Club used to meet at the old Carmarthen YMCA Centre in St Peters Street Carmarthen and most of the training was done at the Carmarthen Park, which was also the venue for athletics events. The Welsh Boys and Youths Athletics Championships were held at the Carmarthen Park on a very wet July day in 1954 and the Welsh Boys and Youths Cross country Championships were held in the Park in 1957 and 1958. Hedydd Davies, the Chairman of the Club since 1982, won a silver medal in the 1954 event and was a member of the winning QE Grammar School for Boys Carmarthen teams in 1957 and 1958

In 1956 John Williams at the age of 16 won the 880 yards in 1.56.6 sec in the Welsh Schools National Athletics Championships in Eirias Park Colwyn Bay. John and Wynne Oliver, whilst still at school, competed for Wales in the British Empire and Commonwealth Games held in Cardiff in 1958.

Maldwyn Jones and Hedydd Davies had the honour of carrying the Queens Message Relay baton into Guildhall Square Carmarthen on the occasion of the Games in Cardiff.

In 1960, Glyn Jones competed in the British School's Championship at White City in the 440 yards and was 1st home from Wales in 3rd place.  He won the 220 yards and 440 yards in the Carmarthenshire Secondary School Sports and broke the previous records in both events.  The 220 yards in 24.4 and the 440 yards in 53.6.  In July, Glyn ran in the 440 yards at Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay, in the National School's Championship, representing Carmarthenshire in the 440 yards, and broke the Welsh record by 3.3 seconds, down to 53 seconds.  In September, he competed in the Welsh Games at Maendy Stadium, Cardiff, in the 440 and 880 yards, winning both events and breaking the 440 yards record.  In November, was presented with the President's Cup by Anthony Berry for the most promising male or female athlete in Wales at the Royal Hotel in Cardiff.  In 1962,  Glyn won the Welsh cross-country championship at Carmarthen.


Carmarthen Harriers had a very strong Welsh senior men’s team in the 1960’s and 1970’s and at one time all the three-quarter backs of the Welsh rugby team were members of the Harriers senior relay teams; such was Ron Evans’ persuasive powers. Many of the young Carmarthen Harriers members in those days were indebted to Ron for taking them, at no charge, in his Rover car (ATH 100) to athletics meetings all over the country. Ron organised the excellent Young Athletes courses held each year at Easter at Aberystwyth University and many top British athletes attended as coaches.

In 1966 Gwynne Griffiths won the British Inter Counties 440 yards Championship and competed for Great Britain that year in the European championships. The 1967 Welsh 6 mile Championship was held at the new Ystrad Tywi School cinder track in Johnstown in conjunction with the match between Carmarthen Harriers and Birmingham club Birchfield Harriers.

Ron Evans organised the Welsh Marathon Championships in Carmarthen in 1967 and 1970. The present Club chairman Hedydd Davies won the 1970 event (the third of his four Welsh marathon titles). This event was held after the Commonwealth Games which was held at Edinburgh that year at which five Carmarthen Harriers were members of the Welsh team.

In the 1960’s road races were held on Good Friday in Lammas Street Carmarthen and some of the top Great Britain sprinters took part in the 100 yard sprint races.

In 1982 the Mayor of Carmarthen Cllr Peter Hughes Griffiths and the Harriers Chairman Hedydd Davies organised the first annual Carmarthen Mayor’s Road Races at Easter. The 20th Annual Carmarthen Mayor’s Road Races was held on Easter Monday 16 April 2001 and over £104,000 has been donated to the local Hospitals in Carmarthen.

19 Welsh Road Race Championships have been held in conjunction with the Carmarthen Mayors’ Road Races: -

Under 17 / under 20 three mile or 5K Championships (1985-94,98,99,2000 and 2001)

Half Marathon Championships (1990,1991)

10 mile Championships (1985,1987 and 1988)

The old cinder track at Ystrad Tywi School (now QE Maridunum School) in Llanstephan road was replaced in 1988 by a 400 metre all weather synthetic track. The Harriers club was fortunate in obtaining grants from Dyfed County Council, Carmarthen District Council, Carmarthen Town Council and the Sports Council of Wales to meet the cost of £156,000 for the new track. The new Track was officially opened on 4 June 1988 on the occasion of the Dyfed AAA Championships. The track was refurbished in 1995 with a grant of £110,000 from the Carmarthen District Council.

The Carmarthen Athletics Track has since 1988 hosted many Welsh Championships and International matches

Welsh under 13 and under 15 Championships in 1990 and 1991

Welsh under 17 and under 20 Championships in 1989,1996 and 1998

Celtic Games in 1989 and 1993

Welsh Schools National Track and Field Championships in 1992 and 2000

British Schools International match in 1999

Welsh Schools under 20 Internationals in 1988,1989,1983,1996 and 1997

The Celtic Men's Cross Country International match was held at the United Counties Showground in 1992,to be followed the following year at the same venue with the Home Countries Ladies Cross Country International match. In 1994 the Welsh Cross Country Championships were held at the Showground and the Welsh Inter County Cross Country Championship were also held there in 1995.

The Dyfed Primary Schools Cross Country championships have been held at the Showground since 1990 and Gwent League Cross Country matches have been held there on five occasions. The final match in the Gwent League 2001/2002 season is scheduled to be held at the Showground on Saturday 16 March 2002.

The 1996 Celtic Cross Country International was excellently organised by the Harriers vice chairman Kevin Evans and his local team at Aberaeron.

Carmarthen Harriers since 1985 organises and hosts every year 20-25 events in Sportshall athletics, track and field athletics, and road and cross-country.

The Annual events organised every year are -

Carmarthenshire Primary Schools Sportshall Athletics, Cross Country and Athletics Championships.

Dyfed Primary Schools Sportshall Athletics, Cross Country and Athletics Championships.

Primary Inter County Cross Country and Athletics matches

Dyfed Secondary School Relays Championships

Dyfed 5K and 10K Track Championships

Annual Carmarthen Mayor’s Road Races (since 1982)

Louise Arthur League (11-15), Gerald Codd Trophy (11-15)

Welsh Junior League (11-20)

National Young Athletes (11-17) Midlands League matches (boys and girls)

Dyfed/West Wales Championships

The Carmarthen and District Harriers Athletics Club celebrated its 50th anniversary in November 1998 with a special dinner at QE Maridunum School when 210 members attended. Lyn Davies Wales’ only Olympic Athletics gold medallist was the guest speaker at the Dinner.

The period from the mid 1980’s onwards have been very successful years for the Carmarthen Harriers Athletics club.

Every year since 1982 Club members win over 100 medals in Welsh Team and Individual Championships and every year, on average since 1985, about 30 members of the Club have either won Welsh Championships or represented Wales or Great Britain.

TEAMS SUCCESSES

TEAMS SUCCESSES OF THE CARMARTHEN AND DISTRICT HARRIERS ATHLETICS CLUB SINCE 1975

Cross Country, Road & Track and Field / Trawsgwlad, Heol a Trac a Maes

Welsh Cross Country Team Champions

1987 Under 13 Girls
1990 Under 13 Girls, Under 15 Boys
1991 Under 13 Girls, Under 15 Boys, Under 17 Women
1992 Under 13 Girls, Under 15 Girls, Under 15 Boys
1994 Under 15 Girls, Under 17 Men
1995 Under 15 Girls, Under 17 Men
1998 Under 13 Boys, Under 15 Boys
1999 Under 13 Boys, Under 15 Boys
2000 Under 13 Boys, Under 15 Boys
2001 Under 13 Boys, Under 15 Boys

Welsh Road Relay Champions

1987 Under 13 Girls
1989 Under 13 Girls, Under 15 Boys
1991 Under 13 Girls, Under 13 Boys
1994 Under 13 Girls, Under 17 Men
1997 Under 13 Boys
1998 Under 13 Boys
1999 Under 13 Boys, Under 15 Boys, Under 13 Girls, Under 15 Girls
2000 Under 13 Boys, Under 15 Boys
2001 Under 13 Boys, Under 13 Girls, Under 15 Boys
Welsh Road Race Team Championship
Under 17 Men's 3 Mile
Under 17 Men's 3 Mile
Under 17 Men's 3 Mile
2001 Under 17 Men's 5K

Welsh Men's League Champions

1974, 1975, 1977 and 1978

Welsh Women’s League Champions

1983

Welsh Junior League Cup Champions

1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2001 (2nd in 2000)

British McDonalds Midlands Boys (11-17) Division One League Champions

1992, 1996

Louise Arthur League (9-15) Overall Champions

1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001

Golden Wonder Trophy (11-15) Champions

1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999

Gerald Codd (11-15) Trophy Champions

2000, 2001

Carmarthen Harriers Welsh Champions or Internationals in 2001

Steven Boyles Maes yr Yrfa Under 15 Hurdles
Kieron Davies QE Maridunum Under 15 800m
Mathew Evans Gwendraeth Under 13 Shot
Robert Smith Bro Myrddin Under 15 Javelin
Megan Thomas Bro Myrddin Under 13 Pentathlon
Carrie Williams QE Cambria Under 15 Javelin
Dylan Garner Tregaron Under 20 Triple Jump
Donna Hanham Amman Valley Under 17 4 * 300m Relay
Tom James Emlyn Under 20 Triple Jump
Rhodri Scanlon Amman Valley Under 20 400m Hurdles
Claire Evans Coleg Ceridigion Under 20 3000m
Elen Evans Bro Myrddin Under 17 High Jump and Hurdles
Delyth Jones Maes yr Yrfa Under 17 Discus
Heather Jones Tre-Gib Under 15 Hurdles
Llinos Jones Maes yr Yrfa Under 15 Shot
Jacqui Lloyd Lampeter Under 20 Pole vault
Anwen Rees Amman Valley Under 17 300m Hurdles
Sara Siggery QE Cambria Under 17 Javelin
Gemma Thomas Coleg Ceredigion Under 20 800m
Geraint Bevan Bro Myrddin Under 20 400m
Gareth Haines Amman Valley Under 17 High Jump
Charles Harvey Aberaeron Under 17 Steeplechase
Derek Hermann   Senior Javelin
Matthew Jacobs Tre-Gib Under 17 Triple Jump
David Jones QE Cambria Under 20 300m and X country
Huw Jones Maes yr Yrfa Under 15 400m
Thomas Page Greenhill Under 17 1500m
Daniel Williams Maes yr Yrfa Under 15 Long Jump
Paul Clarke Univ of Glamorgan Senior 1500m
Natalie Griffiths Gwendraeth Under 15 Javelin
Kim Harland   Under 20 Long Jump and High Jump
Alison Siggery QE Cambria

Under 20 Javelin

Gwent Cross Country League Team Champions

Novice Boys 1992-3, 1994-5 ,1995-6, 1996-7, 1998-9, 1999-2000
Under 13 Boys 2000-2001
Under 15 Boys 1988-89, 1992-3
Under 17 Men 1993-4
Under 20 Men 1995-6>
Novice Girls 1990-1, 1991-2, 1992-3, 1993-4, 1994-5, 1998-9, 2000-1
Under 12 Girls 1999-2000
Under 15 Girls 1990-1, 1991-2
Under 17 Women 1976-77

 

WELSH CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

CARMARTHEN HARRIERS TEAMS ROLL OF HONOUR

Year Venue  Gold Silver  Bronze
 1963  Bridgend    U20M  
 1969  Blackweir Cardiff    U20M  
 1977  Swansea    SW  U17W
 1978  Swansea      U15G
 1987  Colcot Barry    U13G  U17W
 1988  Singleton Park Swansea    U13B;U15G  
 1990  Colcot Barry  U13G;U15B  U15G  
 1991  Singleton Park Swansea  U13G;U13B;U17W  U17M  U15G
 1992  Heath Park Cardiff  U13G;U15G;U15B  U13B  U17W
 1993  Singleton Park Swansea  U15B  U17W  U13B
 1994  Showground Carmarthen  U15G;U17M  U13G;U13B  U15B
 1995  Heath Park Cardiff  U15G:U17M  U13G  U15B
 1996  Singleton Park Swansea    U13G;U15B;U17/20W  U15G
 1997  Heath Park Cardiff    U13B  
 1998  Newbridge Fields Bridgend  U13B;U15B    U17/20W
 1999  Colwyn Bay  U13B  U13B  
 2000  Heath Park Cardiff  U15B;U13M  U17M;U13G  
 2001  Heath Park Cardiff  U15B;U13B    
 2002  Ysgol Glan Clwyd St Asaph  U15B;U13G  U13B;U17M;U15G  
 2003  Bridgend  U13B;U17M;U13G    U15B
 2004  Singleton Park Swansea  U13B    
 2005  Leckwith Cardiff  U15B;U13G;U15G  U13B;U17M  
 2006  Pembrey Park Llanelli  U13B;U15B;U17/20W  U15G  U13G
 2007  Ruthin High School Mold  U15G  U13B  
 2008  Singleton Park Swansea  U13B;U17M;U17/20W    
 2009  Showground Builth    U13B;U17/20W  U15B
 2010  Singleton Park Swansea    U13B;U13G  
 2011  Glyndwr University Northop  U13B;U17M;U15G  U13G  
 2012  St Fagans Cardiff    U13B  U13G;U15G
 2013  Glanusk Estate Powys  U15B    U13B;U13G
 2014  Dinefwr Park Llandeilo    U13B;U17M  U15B:U15G
 2015 Rhug Estate Corwen  U13B;U17M  U13G  U15B;U15G
 2016  Singleton Park Swansea    U13B;U20M  

 

CARMARTHEN HARRIERS GOLD MEDAL WINNING TEAMS

GOLD MEDAL WINNING TEAMS

2017

Singleton Park

U13B

2 Frank Morgan;5 Liam Edwards; 6 Dafydd Jones;22 Morgan Lloyd

2019

Pembrey Country Park

U13B

U15B

W40M

Iwan Thomas 7; Zach Elvy 10; Jack Thomas 11; Ifan Bowen 14

Frank Morgan 3; Liam Edwards 5; Ioan Cressy Rogers 16; Liam Evans 33

Wendy Price 18; Kate Lynock 72; Lisa Forrest 68

WELSH CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS INDIVIDUALS

WELSH CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

2016

Singleton Park Swansea

Gordon Orme M70

 

 

2017

Singleton Park Swansea

Gordon Orme M70

Frank Morgan U13B

 

2018

Singleton Park Swansea

Frank Morgan U13B; Gordon Orme M75

 

 

2019

Pembrey Country Park, Llanelli

Wendy Price W40

 

Frank Morgan U15B

Ben Thomas U20M

Eva Edwards U17W

CLUB CODE OF CONDUCT & CONSITIUTION

CARMARTHEN HARRIERS 2019 Code of Conduct

Club Code of Conduct / Cod Ymddygiad y Clwb 2019

Notes for Parents

On behalf of Carmarthen Harriers Committee and Officers, we would like to welcome your child to the club and provide you with some information about our activities. The club provides opportunities for young people between the ages of 9 and above to receive coaching and competition in numerous Welsh and UK Leagues, Cup and Championship events. All coaching is by qualified coaches who are trained and have been screened for their suitability for working with young people.

The club is applied to Welsh Athletics Clubmark, which is awarded to clubs by NGB when the club is able to demonstrate that it meets the NGBs criteria as to playing programme; safeguarding and protecting children; knowing your club and its community and the club management. Clubmark is an acknowledgement that we take these issues seriously and that we are striving to provide a high quality and welcoming environment for young participants in the sport. We welcome parents to all training and competitions and value you support. We are keen to try and involve parents in the club.

Basic information: Training sessions take place on Tuesdays from 6pm at the Carmarthen Harriers track. Arrangements should be made for your child to travel to and from training sessions. We appreciate it if children can arrive promptly and are collected promptly at the end of the session, if they are not making their own way home. The fee for training sessions is £3.

It is important that all athletes are paid up members due to insurances. Coaches should not coach athletes that are not members. We would be grateful if you could ensure that junior club membership forms are completed if not already done so. For the safety of your child it is important that the club is informed of any medical condition or allergies that may be relevant, should your child fall ill or be involved in an accident while at the club. For any questions or a talk with anyone at the club, then please contact one of the club officers or Hedydd Davies.

We thank you for your co-operation and look forward to meeting you at some point in the future

 

Code of Conduct for junior members

Carmarthen Harriers is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all its members. The club believes that it is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents associated with the club should at all times respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others. Therefore, members are encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns or complaints that they may have about any aspect of the club to the Club Welfare officers.

As a member of Carmarthen Harriers, you are expected to abide by the following junior code of practice:

  • All members must play within the rules and respect officials and their decisions
  • All members must respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of age, gender, ability, race, cultural background, religious beliefs or sexual identity
  • Members should keep to agreed timings for training and competitions or inform their coach or team manager if they are going to be late
  • Members must wear suitable kit for training and match sessions, as agreed with the coach/team manager
  • Members must pay any fees for training or events promptly
  • Junior members are not allowed to smoke on club premises or whilst representing the club at competitions
  • Junior members are not allowed to consume alcohol or drugs of any kind on the club premises or whilst representing the club

 

Code of practice for club officials, coaches and team managers:

  • Consider the well-being and safety of participants before the development of performance
  • Develop an appropriate working relationship with participants, based on mutual trust and respect
  • Make sure all activities are appropriate to the age, ability and experience of those taking part
  • Promote the positive aspects of the sport (fair play)
  • Display consistently high standards of behaviour and appearance
  • Follow all guidelines laid down by the National Governing Body (Welsh Athletics) and the club
  • Hold appropriate valid qualifications and insurance cover
  • Never exert undue influence over performers to obtain personal benefit or reward
  • Never condone rule violations, rough play or the use of prohibited substances
  • Encourage participants to value their performances and not just results
  • Encourage and guide participants to accept responsibilities for their own performance and behaviour

 

Code of practice for parents/carers:

  • Encourage your child to learn the rules and play within them
  • Discourage unfair play and arguing with officials
  • Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results
  • Never force your child to take part in sport
  • Set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding good performances of all
  • Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes
  • Publicly accept officials' judgements
  • Support your child's involvement and help them to enjoy the sport
  • Use correct and proper language at all times
  • Encourage and guide performers to accept responsibility for their own performance and behaviour

 

Carmarthen & District Harriers Athletics Club Training Safety Rules

Rules that must be observed

  • All athletes must be supervised by a qualified coach
  • All athletes must be fully paid up members of Carmarthen Harriers for insurance purposes
  • All kit bags, clothing, trainers etc must be left in a safe place, preferably outside the track and field area
  • No personal electronic equipment to be used within the track area (MP3's, IPOD's, Mobile Phone, Walkmans etc)
  • Athletes are not to walk across the grassed area under any circumstance. When taking part in field events, cross the track at the nearest safe point
  • Always check the track before crossing. Ensure that the track is clear and walk quickly across
  • To reach a different area of the track or field, walk around the perimeter of the track
  • Junior athletes (U13) have track and field priority between 6pm and 7pm on Tuesdays. Junior athletes must make way for more senior athletes at 7pm
  • Any senior athletes warming up before 7pm on Tuesdays will keep well clear of juniors
  • The track is to be used in an anti-clockwise direction. On the rare occasions when it is necessary to run in the opposite direction, a specific area of track must be sectioned off from other athletes
  • When waiting to complete activities, or resting between training, ensure that you wait in a safe area near to where you are training. Do not wander about
  • Throws events must be closely supervised during training sessions. No throws are to be taken without a coach in presence
  • Ensure all athletes have completed their throws before retrieving any implements. Retrieval shall take place on the instruction of the coach present
  • Throwing implements must be carried back, do not throw or roll implements back
  • No implements must be removed from the implement store without a qualified coach in attendance
  • All implements must be returned to the store after use. Do not leave lying around unattended
  • Ensure sand pits and jumping beds are clear of obstruction, and that a coach is in attendance before carrying out any jumps
  • Ensure rakes and measuring equipment is left in a safe place during training. Return all equipment after use, do not leave unattended
  • A good standard of behaviour is expected from all our athletes, for the safety of others. poor behaviour will not be tolerated and athletes may be asked to leave if not complying with our standards

Club Constitution 2019

Club Constitution / Cyfansoddiad y Clwb

Click the link below to read the Carmarthen & District Harriers Athletics Club Constitution 2019.

 

Carmarthen & District Harriers Athletics Club Constitution Document 2019

CLUB RECORDS & ANNUAL REPORT

Club Records

To look at the latest information on record performances for the past few seasons, please click below:

 

Carmarthen & District Harriers Club Records updated to year 2018

Club Annual Report 2012-2018

CLUB SPONSOR

Club Sponsor

Club Sponsor / Noddwr y Clwb

CASTELL HOWELL FOODS LTD / BWYDYDD CASTELL HOWELL

From small rural beginnings in 1988, Castell Howell Foods are this year celebrating 31 years of business and have grown to become Wales’ leading independent food service wholesaler, servicing the length and breadth of Wales, the Border Counties and the South West of England.

They are extremely proud of their rural roots, which is why supplying and promoting regional produce is one of the core values. Castell Howell Foods invest in excess of £10,000,000 on regional produce from Welsh suppliers and manufacturers, thus assisting in providing a platform for their products to reach the market.

For more details on Castell Howell Foods, click here

 

YouTube Video: Castell Howell TV - The Launch

SOCIAL MEDIA & PRESS

Follow Us on Social Media

Follow Us on Social Media! Dilynwch ni ar ein Tudalennau Cymdeithasol!

Are you following us on our Social Media Pages? Ydych chi'n dilyn ni ar ein tudalennau cymdeithasol?

There are a number of ways you can follow Carmarthen Harriers Athletics Club online on our social media channels during the year and get involved yourself via @CarmsHarriers. Mae yna nifer o ffyrdd i ddilyn ni ar ein tudalennau cymdeithasol ac yn y wasg.

We are on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and a YouTube channel, and NEW in July, a Flickr page has been added; five platforms of keeping updated with the club, Dyfed, West Wales and Welsh Athletics Regular News, Fixtures, Results, Photos Highlights, Live Event Updates and More on a daily basis...

These pages have been growing month by month with new members, and other people from all clubs following whether they are athletes, parents, coaches and supporters so thank you for your support!

Did you know that the club have set up a YouTube channel since the end of 2018? We have posted several videos of races and general highlights from events on the country and the track.

Website / Gwefan: www.carmarthenharriers.co.uk (this website)

Facebook: Carmarthen Harriers Athletics Club

Twitter: @CarmsHarriers

Instagram: carmarthenharriers

YouTube: Carmarthen Harriers

Flickr: Carmarthen Harriers

 

Follow Us / Dilynwch Ni!

Local Press Reports

Local Press Reports / Adroddiadau yn y Wasg

Reports, results and news that is posted on this Carmarthen Harriers website also gets sent to the local newspapers and press for publishing by the club's media and press officer on a weekly basis. Reports for newspapers are normally a week behind the event date as there's so much to cover. Our two main local newspapers are:

Carmarthen Journal / Llanelli Star - every Wednesday

Carmarthenshire/Llanelli Herald - every Friday

We are also in contact with the Llanelli Online Website, South Wales Guardian, Western Telegraph, Tenby Observer, Pembrokeshire/Ceredigion Herald, 7 Day Sport Website, Llanelli Standard and Cambrian News to cover Dyfed clubs and schools events.