Meet the Welsh Triathlon staff members
Beverley Lewis - Chief Executive Officer
Beverley has worked with Welsh Triathlon since September 2011. In March 2015 she was appointed to the role of Executive Officer. Her interest in the sport sector followed a career in the Oil and Gas/Mining exploration industry. She is an active club triathlete, starting in 2011 as a novice, and has now completed numerous triathlons including long distance triathlons.
Senior Management Team
Amy Jenner - Head of Development
Amy was appointed as Head of Development in January 2023, after spenidng 7 years working within the development team as Workforce Officer.
Amy will lead the Development team to deliver on increasing participation opportunities, the development and growth of clubs and coaches, and providing positive experiences through Triathlon in Wales. Amy brings her experience of working within the development team for the past seven years, primarily through workforce and safeguarding, but also assisting with events and membership. Amy will also remain as the Lead Safeguarding Officer for Welsh Triathlon.
Amy Is the Safeguarding Lead Officer and an UKAD Accredited Educator for Welsh Triathlon.
Amy first volunteered in traithlon back in 2002, even though she has been involed in the sport for 20+ years it wasn't until 2014 that she completed her first triathlon in Vichy, France and has been racing ever since. She has a real passion for encouraging others to get involved in triathlon and can be very persuasive, she has even set up her own Triathlon Club in 2017 and was club chair untill 2020, Amy is also a qualified level 2 Triathlon Coach.
Luke Watson - Performance Head Coach
Luke has been the Welsh Triathlon Performance Coach since 2017. Primarily based in Cardiff, he is responsible for running the National Triathlon Performance Centre Wales (NTPCW), a joint venture between Welsh Triathlon, Cardiff University and Cardiff Metropolitan University. He also supports Welsh Performance athletes from U23 through to senior level, including coach delivery of the successful performance results at the Commonwealth Games. Prior to this role, he was assistant coach to the Olympic and Paralympic World Class Performance Programmes in Loughborough. As an athlete, Luke competed as a guide for visually-impaired paratriathletes at international level, and represented Great Britain at the World University Championships.
Vicky Johnston - Pathway Head Coach
Vicky started as the Development Coach in October 2018. Her role has recently evolved to become full-time lead coach for Pathway activity in Wales. This includes leading on the Welsh Triathlon Academy and Next Generation Cymru programmes for Youth and Junior athletes, delivering the IRC selection for TriStar athletes and supporting our pathway clubs and coaches. She has a degree in Sport and Exercise Science from Loughborough University, where she was also an athlete in the High Performance Squad. Vicky has been coaching since 2015 in a range of roles such as local junior/senior clubs, Loughborough Students Triathlon Club, East Midlands Academy and triathlon specific swim schools.
Gwyndaf Lewis - Participation Officer
Gwyndaf has a passion for sport and for the past 5 years has led on community sport projects within Wales through both his roles as Rhondda Cynon Taff (RCT) Youth Officer and Coleg Sir Gar Welsh Language Officer. Gwyndaf has a good working knowledge of the sport of Triathlon. He is a triathlete and has previously volunteered at events for Welsh Triathlon, such as the schools GOTRI in Carmarthen and attended the activator course to assist with his role at Coleg Sir Gar. Most recently he attended the Welsh Colleges duathlon with the media team from Tinopolis to create a report for Heno S4C.
Gwyndaf’s role includes the facilitation of our GO TRI and Tri Active Cymru program ensuring that there are entry level opportunities to take part in triathlon. Gwyndaf’s role also includes providing vital support to our vast club network and engagement with new triathlon clubs in Wales. Gwyndaf also works alongside the Home Nations on the development of our membership packages, ensuring they are fit for purpose and serve the triathlon community in Wales.
Oscar Barbour - Performance Centre Coach
Oscar started with Welsh Triathlon in January 2023, coming in as a Performance Centre Coach. Working alongside Luke, he is responsible for the delivery of the National Triathlon Performance Centre Wales (NTPCW) programme. He started coaching during his time at the University of Leeds where Oscar was a coach and athlete with the Leeds Triathlon Centre. After graduating with a degree in Sport and Exercise Science, Oscar worked as a development coach with Leeds Triathlon Centre before moving to Cardiff.
Ffion Sanders - Communications Officer
Ffion was employed as the permanent Communications Officer in December 2022 following a three-month internship with Welsh Triathlon through the Graduate Futures Scheme at Cardiff University. She has an Undergraduate Degree in English Literature and Creative Writing and a first-class Masters Degree in Marketing, both from Cardiff University.
Ffion’s role involves all things communication, from connecting with members via social media, creating weekly newsletters, and updating the Welsh Triathlon website.
The closest she has got to competing in triathlon is completing the Couch to 5K. But Ffion is excited to learn more about triathlon during her role and eager to get involved during the upcoming event season (but perhaps more to create content than to race).