Bridgend AC

Congratulations Jason!

Congratulations must go to Jason Quirke – who, along with Jeff Roberts – provides our junior athletes with excellent sprints coaching week in week out, on his new role with Welsh Athletics as Regional Speed Coordinator (South East).

Read all about this new role on the Welsh Athletics website here


Welsh Athletics Junior Championship photos

Hi there all,

There a number of free photo’s of the recent Junior Welsh Champs in Wrexham available from Mike Castle – see email below:

Mike can provide you with a printing service to full-size and full resolution to at least A3, many will even go to A2 poster size. Mike does not have a website – but is happy for athletes/parents to contact him directly via his email address –

I was a photographer at last weekend’s championships.

I have placed a selection of photographs of the Welsh Athletics Junior Championships event on my Dropbox link (185 in total).

You do NOT have to sign in or register to view these files.

If you go to the following link, you will be able to view the photos there.

However please note that they are currently at a reduced size and resolution to save memory but are available much larger and better resolution if required for printing, etc.

Let me know if you need any larger ones.

If you have not used Dropbox before it is very easy.  Just click on the first image, which should then open up by itself.

Use arrows at the bottom to scroll forward and back as required.

Unique/individual File names/numbers are shown in the top left corner (on a PC).

Please send the link to your athletics club/other parents/competitors etc. and use any of these images on your web site/ Facebook/ flyers/ etc. as required.

All I ask is that you/they must credit the photographer. Thank you.

Let me know if anyone would like any large prints (paper or canvas).

I have other photos but would like to know competitors number and their events.

Mike Castle


Opportunity to buy IAAF World Athletics Championships tickets

Hi there all – we’ve recently had the following communication from Welsh Athletics….

As part of our Inspired by 2017 programme we have been granted access to a limited number of tickets for the forthcoming IAAF World Athletics Championships. As an affiliated club, we would like to offer your registered members an exclusive option to purchase tickets for these championships which are taking place in London between the 4th and 13th of August 2017.

 The full competition programme can be found on the following link;

 Please could we ask you to forward this email to your members and request that if they would like to purchase any tickets, they please complete the attached order form indicating preferences.

Please note; there are a limited amount of tickets available for each session, tickets cannot be guaranteed and all tickets will be issued on a ‘first come first served basis’). Please also note that only Category D tickets are available through this Welsh Athletics offer. 

To take advantage of this offer all requirements must be returned by Wednesday 19th July. Request forms should be emailed to

Many thanks, Chris. 

A hot day for a Youth Development League (YDL) event…

A big thank you from all at the club to all those from BAC who traveled all the way to Swindon yesterday to compete as part of the South Wales composite side in the YDL Midland Division match (Lower Age Group) .

Its a long way to ask Junior athletes to travel – sometimes for participation in a single event. A hot day and the Bryn Glas Tunnels closed for maintenance all added to the fun.

Second place on the day and 2nd overall means that the team now goes on to compete in the final stages of the event back in Swindon in mid-July.

So big thumbs up to “taxi’s of Mum and Dad”, the athletes, the coaches and helpers (Nadine, Marie, Lucy, Gina etc…)  and to  Jason Quirke (@quirkejason) – the glue that binds the teams together.