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Welsh Triathlon Staff

Meet the Welsh Triathlon staff members

Catherine Roberts - Chief Executive Officer

Catherine's career to date has been mainly in the National Health Service, where she has had a range of experiences and opportunities to develop her management and leadership skills. She looks forward to transferring all these skills into the sports sector.

She is a regular parkrunner and was first introduced to Triathlon as a supporter and occasional volunteer. She finally cracked, joined the triathlon section of Bynea Cycling Club and undertook her first triathlon, aged 52. Since then she has completed 4 long distance and 6 middle distance triathlons.

Catherine is looking forward to doing a good job for you all and sharing your stories and experiences about the impact of triathlon and multisport on your lives.

Email: CatherineRoberts@welshtriathlon.org

Senior Management Team

Amy Jenner - Head of Development

Amy was appointed as Head of Development in January 2023, after spending 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 triathlon 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.

Email:  amyjenner@welshtriathlon.org

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.

Email: lukewatson@welshtriathlon.org

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.

Email: vickyjohnston@welshtriathlon.org

 

Performance Team

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.

Email: OscarBarbour@welshtriathlon.org

 

Megan Clements - Performance Programme Coordinator 

Megan joined Welsh Triathlon as Performance Programme Coordinator in April 2023.  She has always had a passion for sport and has worked in the fitness industry for many years before joining the Welsh Triathlon team. Working within the Performance team, Megan provides logistical and operational support across both the NTPCW and the Welsh Triathlon Academy Programme (WTAP). Megan is a keen triathlete herself, picking up the sport following her dance career in 2017, and is also a qualified Level 2 Triathlon Coach.

Email: MeganClements@welshtriathlon.org

 

Development Team

Rachel Barnes - Events Officer

Rachel joined Welsh Triathlon in March 2023 as the Events Officer. Her role includes supporting event organisers to deliver triathlon events such as the Welsh National Championships, TriStar Series and Super Series.

Rachel graduated from the University of South Wales in 2015 with a degree in Sports Development. Throughout her studies she coached a variety of sports in primary schools throughout South Wales and gained experiences within the Sports Development landscape through a wide range of volunteering and other roles. Following this Rachel worked for Welsh Gymnastics as their Workforce Development Officer for seven years.

Email: RachelBarnes@welshtriathlon.org

 

Rhian Williams - Participation Officer

Rhian started in Welsh Triathlon in September 2023 as a Participation Officer where her role will include supporting Clubs and Members throughout Wales. She will be on hand to deal with membership queries, grant support and also helping deliver and coordinate the Tri Active Cymru programme (previously GO TRI) across Wales.

Rhian completed her first Triathlon in 2021 and has been hooked ever since, she is an active member and Level 1 coach at Carmarthen Triathlon Club.

Rhian attends many events, even when she is not competing, to cheer on members of the triathlon community who greatly inspire her. She has a passion for encouraging and helping people to access the sport, no matter their level of fitness, experience, background or ability.

Rhian has been a baker and a Primary Deputy Head and teacher in a previous life and also has experience of sports team management. All skills she hopes will help her in her new role (and if you bump into her at an event, she may even have a brownie or two to share!!)

Email: RhianWilliams@welshtriathlon.org

 

Ops Team

Ffion Sanders - Communications Officer

Ffion was employed as 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 event seasons (but perhaps more to create content than to race).

Email: ffionsanders@welshtriathlon.org

 

Sarah Lloyd-Williams - Office Manager

Sarah joined Welsh Triathlon as Office Manager in August 2022 having previously worked in healthcare and local government. Sarah’s role is to provide administrative assistance to the Executive officer and senior management team as well as keeping the Welsh Triathlon Office running smoothly. Sarah enjoys the outdoors and is a keen walker as well as regularly going to the gym. Sarah is looking forward to the event season as a spectator supporting our triathletes.

Email: SarahLloyd-Williams@welshtriathlon.org

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