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Parents' Evenings Saturday 25 October 2014

Parents Evening 1 10 12

The club is organising two parents' evenings on Monday and Thursday, 3rd and 6th November.

These will be held in the Cardiff AAC club room at the stadium between 6 and 7pm and will explain to parents the activities of the club and what is available to the younger athletes over the course of a season of athletics.

Award for Curtis Wednesday 22 October 2014

Curtis Mathews 2014

Cardiff's Welsh international decathlete Curtis Mathews was presented with the Student Sports Personality of the Year award at the Cardiff European Capital of Sports awards dinner at the Millennium Stadium recently.  

Curtis (22), who is coached by Mike Guest), was one of Wales’ most improved and succesful athletes in 2014 finishing 10th with a new personal best of 7,422 at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Congratulations to Curtis.

Presentation Evening 2014 Sunday 19 October 2014

Presentation Evening 2014

Another successful Cardiff AAC presentation evening was held last Sunday, 12th October, at the Earl Haig Club, Whitchurch, Cardiff with an excellent turnout of athletes as well as parents and friends.

Commonwealth Games stars Curtis Mathews and Sally Peake were on hand to make the presentations and entertainment was provided by Sean the magician who baffled everyone with his skill.

Kay's Funeral Friday 17 October 2014

Kay James' funeral will take place next Friday, 24th October, at St Mary of the Angels Roman Catholic Church, Kings Road, Canton.

It will be a Requiem Mass at 10.30, and thereafter at the Wenvoe Crematorium at 12.00.

Kay has requested that bright colours be worn.

The family will welcome friends to the Fairwater Conservative Club, Ely Road, Llandaff, Cardiff after the services.

New post goes to Matt Friday 17 October 2014

Matt Elias

Within a re-vamped Welsh Athletics coaching structure, Cardiff's former GB international 400m hurdles and relay star Matt Elias (pictured in his heyday as a competitor) has been appointed to the new post of National Performance Centre Coach.

Formerly the National Event Group Lead - sprints and hurdles, Matt's new responsibilities are the coaching of elite athletes at the National Performance Centre in Wales, to include the support to coaches and athletes elsewhere in Wales, as required.

Welsh award for Ciaran Thursday 16 October 2014

Ciaran Lewis 2013

Cardiff's Ciaran Lewis has clinched the Welsh Athletics Junior Male Off-Track Athlete of the Year award for his string of mountain running performances.

After winning the British and Irish Mountain Running Championships, Ciaran (17) was selected to represent Great Britain for the first time at the European Mountain Running Championships in France and he also represented Wales at the World Youth Mountain Running Cup in Italy.

Ciaran had started the year by becoming British Champion when representing Wales in the British and Irish Mountain Running championships and was the only non-English athlete to make it to the top of the podium at this event.

Goodbye Kay Wednesday 15 October 2014

Kay James

Cardiff AAC is very sad to learn of the passing earlier today of Kay James after a short illness.

Kay, with her late husband John, joined the club in 1981 with their children, Philip and Helen. Both John and Kay quickly became involved in the organisational side of the club and held many important roles.

Over the 33 years since she joined, Kay became a key member of the club and was general secretary for 11 years from 1993 to 2003. She was a Life Member and was President for two years from 2011.

First Gwent League Monday 13 October 2014

Cross Country 2013 under 13

The first round of this season's Gwent Cross Country League, held in Bridgend yesterday on a bright and sunny day, but later with a chilly wind, saw around 100 Cardiff athletes, including many 'first timers' competing in all the age groups.

The best performers were John Cove, who came home in second place in the under 20 men's race, and Kate Seary and Naomi Reid who both finished third in their respective races, the under 20 women and the under 15 girls.

Welsh Award for Kath Elias Saturday 11 October 2014

Kath Elias

Long serving and popular club member Kath Elias is the 2014 Welsh Athletics Volunteer of the Year and will receive her award from Welsh Athletics at their annual dinner at the Radisson Blu hotel in Cardiff on 15th November.

This award is very well deserved as Kath has put in a prodigious amount of work over many years for the club, for Welsh Schools and Welsh Athletics.

Road Relay success Friday 10 October 2014

Road Relay team Abi Fisher Naomi Reid Annwen Gammo

A small but classy under 15 girls team travelled to Birmingham's Sutton Park last Sunday, 5th October, to take part in the National Young Athletes road relay championship.

Up against 79 of the best teams in Britain, the Cardiff team of Annwen Gammon, Naomi Reid and Abigail Fisher finished in an excellent 9th place.

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