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Queen's Birthday Honours

Tuesday 11 June 2019

Yesterday, Welsh Athletics under their News column they omitted to include two former members of our club.

Nigel Walker 0BE. Nigel was honoured for his service to Elite Sport. Nigel born in Cardiff 15th June 1963. Nigel was a member of our club for many years, and team captain of our BAL team. Nigel had a great athletic career, he started in Llanrumney HS. He combined Rugby in winter & Athletics in summer. Nigels main events was 110mH & 60mH, and Sprinting. A regular in GB international teams appearing in Los Angeles Olympic Games 1984 SF 110mH. European Indoor Championships in Greece 1985 5th 60mH. European Championships 1986 West Germany 110mH 4th 13.52. 1987 his peak year winning Bronze medal in 60H at the 1987 European Indoor Championships in France 60mH 7.65. World Indoor Championships Indianapolis USA with Bronze medal in 60mH 7.66. Nigel continued at international level up to 1992. Nigel then returned to rugby, Cardiff RFC first then went on to gaining 17 International caps for Wales, where his sprinting ability helped him to score trys. Nigel worked first in Welsh Office, then moved into UK Sport Bodies, now he is National Director at the English Institute of Sport.    

Jayne Ludlow MBE

Jayne was a Triple Jumper competing for Cardiff AAC junior and senior teams, coached by Cardiff AAC senior jumps coach David Hawthorm. Jayne was a promising triple jumper being U17 British TJ record holder, and represented Great Britain in U20 international events.

However athletics lost her to football. Jayne was a good footballer, played for Arsenal FC for 13 years, gained 61 Welsh caps, was coach to the Welsh Womens team, before becoming the successful Wales National Womens Football team manager.