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Cardiff Amateur Athletic Club is the only sports club in Cardiff that caters for the full range of athletics and is one of the leading athletic clubs in Britain. The club’s activities cover track & field, cross country and road running and it has members that participate in fell running and disabled athletics.
The club is a voluntary organisation with officials, coaches, team managers and others providing countless numbers of hours without payment of any kind.
If you would be interested to join or help in any way, please contact any of the club’s officers and you will be assured of a warm welcome.
Membership is open to all over the age of 9 and there is no upper age limit. The procedure for joining is very simple and full details, including subscription rates can be found on the HOW TO JOIN page.
The club provides coaching and opportunities to compete in club teams taking part in the British Athletic League (men), UK Women’s League (women), UK Junior League, UK Young Athletes League, Welsh Leagues, etc. as well championships at various levels and age groups. Competition is available throughout the year.
The official club colours are blue vests (with red and white side stripes) and red shorts and these can be purchased in the club room. These colours should be worn when competing in the name of the club.
The club is very old having been founded in 1882 and has an interesting and distinguished history. Club members have enjoyed great success, amassing no less than 137 medals (57 gold) from major championships such as the Olympic Games, World and European Championships and Commonwealth Games.
The club is proud to count amongst is current and former members such famous names as Lynn Davies, Colin Jackson, Christian Malcolm, Dame Tanni Grey Thompson, Jamie Baulch and many others.
The club is based at Cardiff’s International Sports Stadium at Leckwith, Cardiff where it has its own clubhouse and office. Go to the how to find us page for directions.
The club meets together officially throughout the year on Monday and Thursday evenings from around 6.00pm but many members train on other days also. The club arranges occasional social events, operates a canteen on club nights and at competitions, carries a stock of club kit (competition vests, T-shirts, tracksuits, etc.) for sale.
The club is affiliated to the governing bodies of athletics in Britain and in Wales which are UK Athletics and Welsh Athletics respectively.