October / Hydref 2018

Nominations Now Open for the West Wales Regional Athletics Council Gerry Batty Award PDF Print E-mail
Written by Nathan Jones   
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 18:42

Nominations are now open for the West Wales Regional Athletics Council Gerry Batty Award. The trophy is awarded for the most improved junior athlete in West Wales over the period 1st October 2017 to 30th September 2018.

(The eligibility dates period have been amended from previous years, to reflect the UK Athletics competition season).

Junior means any age group below senior (U20 and below). All disciplines are acceptable. The award is for the greatest level of improvement, not necessarily the level of performance.

There is a closing date for nominations of Monday 26th November 2018. Nominations must be sent via email to the West Wales Regional Athletics Council Secretary Nathan Jones at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .





Ysgol Y Strade pupil Ben Thomas was the eleventh winner since it was introduced back in 2007.

This year's award was presented to Ben at the track in Johnstown at one of the club's training sessions in mid July by club President Dr Hedydd Davies.

Since August 2017, Thomas has gone on to succeed in a number of fields with the recent being an appearance at the U18 European Athletics Youth Championships in Hungary back in July.

The previous award winners over the last decade are listed below: Thanks to former West Wales Regional Athletics Council Secreatary Alan Currie for providing this information.

2007 - Dewi Griffiths (Carmarthen Harriers)

2008 - Emily Downey (Llanelli AC)

2009 - Kyran Roberts (Carmarthen Harriers)

2010 - Nikita Neary (Carmarthen Harriers)

2011 - Aled Price (Carmarthen Harriers)

2012 - no nominations

2013 - Jac Hopkins (Swansea Harriers)

2014 - Shaun Pearce (Carmarthen Harriers)

2015 - Ieuan Hosgood (Swansea Harriers)

2016 - Joe Brier (Swansea Harriers)

2017 - Bethany Moule (Neath Harriers)

2018 - Ben Thomas (Carmarthen Harriers)

Alan also maintains and administers http://www.athleticsstatswales.webeden.co.uk/.../4554239465 (worth a look for records and rankings for athletics in Wales that makes a very interesting read)