All roads lead to Cwmbran for the Welsh Sportshall Athletics Finals

Welsh Schools' District will head to the Cwmbran Stadium Sports Centre on Sunday 10th March (NP44 3YS) for the Welsh Sportshall Athletics Final for under 13 and under 15 age groups.

Welsh Districts go head to head for the right to head to the UK Sportshall Finals in Manchester..

24 hours after the UK Inter Counties Cross Country Championships in Loughborough, Welsh Districts will head closer to home for the 2019 Welsh Schools Sportshall Athletics Final. This year's edition returns to the Cwmbran Stadium Sports Centre on Sunday 10th March 2019.

The competition will be for pupils in under 13 (year 7 and 8) and under 15 (year 9 and 10) age groups.

12 months ago, it was the teams from Powys who dominated the event, winning all four categories and as a result went on to the UK finals in Manchester a month later.

Welsh Sportshall Athletics Finals

The event is the culmination of a series of regional qualifiers held across all the school districts since the end of last year and the beginning of the new one. It provides a great vehicle for both talent identification and for providing young athletes with a fun, safe and exciting introduction to competitive athletics.

The event in South East Wales on the 10th will see teams from North West Wales, Powys, Dyfed, Afan Nedd Tawe, Cardiff & Vale and Glamorgan Valleys will be in attendance on the day.

While new athletes will be attending this long-standing event for the first time, they'll be many who are used to the format by now and will look to return to perform.

Cwmbran's final will feature team competitions at both under 13 and under 15 levels with the under 15's also contesting an individual competition (based on a points system similar to multi event competition.)

Starting at 12.30pm in Cwmbran and due to finish around 5pm, the disciplines to be held in the sportshall include: Obstacle Relay, 2 Lap Race, 4 Lap Race, 6 Lap Race, 8 Lap Paarlauf, 4 x 1 Relay, 4 x 2 Relay, Vertical Jump, Shot, Speed Bounce, Standing Long Jump and Standing Triple Jump.

Welsh Sportshall

Event Order on the Track:

Obstacle Relay (Under 13 boys and girls); 2 Lap Race (Under 13 boys and girls); 4 Lap Race (Under 13 boys and girls); 2 Lap Race (Under 15 boys and girls); 4 Lap Race (Under 15 boys and girls); 4 x 1 Lap Relay (Under 13 boys and girls); 6 Lap Race (Under 13 boys and girls); 2 Lap & 4 Lap Race Finals (Under 13 boys and girls); 8 Lap Paarlauf (Under 13 and Under 15 boys and girls); 4 x 2 Lap Relay (Under 13 and Under 15 boys and girls)

Event Order on the Field:

Standing Long Jump (Under 15 girls); Vertical Jump (Under 15 girls); Shot (Under 15 boys); Speed Bounce (Under 15 boys); Standing Long Jump (Under 13 girls); Standing Triple Jump (Under 13 girls); Vertical Jump (Under 13 boys); Shot (Under 13 boys); Speed Bounce (Under 13 boys); Standing Long Jump (Under 15 boys); Standing Triple Jump (Under 15 boys); Shot (Under 15 girls); Speed Bounce (Under 15 girls); Standing Long Jump (Under 13 boys); Standing Triple Jump (Under 13 boys); Vertical Jump (Under 13 girls); Shot (Under 13 girls); Speed Bounce (Under 13 girls)

The winning teams (4) will advance to the UK sportshall final in Manchester in the middle of April, accompanied by the two U15 individual winners who get the chance to contest the individual competition which runs alongside the team event. The date set is Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th April 2019.

A further preview will follow closer to the date.