Strong NI & Ulster Team selected for the Welsh U20 International

28 July 2022

Strong NI & Ulster Team selected for the Welsh U20 International

11 athletes from NI and Ulster have been selected to take on teams from England, Scotland and Wales at the Welsh U20 International in Swansea, on Wednesday 17th August 2022.

The International is a regular fixture for the U20 Age Group, as we look towards strengthening the Athlete Development Pathway and increasing the numbers of athletes successfully transitioning from U17 to U20, U23 and senior age groups. Along with age group major Championships, the Welsh U20 International is an important opportunity for athletes to learn performance behaviours, including interacting effectively with team coaches, self-management and preparation at championship events.

Athletes will undergo educational team meetings delivered by Athletics NI Development Staff which will cover a number of these areas and Athletics NI plan to continue this education by making it a theme of future camps and competitions.

Congratulations to the following Athletes on their selection:




Adrienne Gallen

Lifford Strabane AC


Callum Morgan

CNDR Track Club


Nick Griggs

Mid Ulster AC


Oliver Swinney

Speed Development Project Track Club


Joseph Gillespie

Finn Valley AC

Triple Jump

Kirsti Foster

Willowfield Harriers


Oisin Kelly

Cranford AC


Callum Baird

Ballymena & Antrim AC


Anna McKinty

Orangegrove AC

Triple Jump

Renee Crotty

Annalee AC


Fintan Dewhirst

Tir Chonaill AC

400m Hurdles


Experienced Team Staff appointed to lead the team:

Amy Foster – Team Manager (Academies Manager)

Laura Kerr – Team Coach (Talent Lead)

Luke Dinsmore – Team Logistics (Athletics Development Assistant)