The dedicated pole vaulting club

A club created by and for those with a passion for pole vaulting. With a 27-year history and long tradition of producing multi-internationals, national and BUCS medallists, the club specialises in pole vault training, delivered by experienced and qualified coaches, from the exceptional facilities at the National Indoor Athletics Centre in Cardiff, Wales.

The club operates with two pole vault mats, a range of runways (including a downhill and a raised runway), multi-depth boxes and the largest collection of poles in the UK. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced vaulter, WPVA has something to offer for everyone.

Organisers of "Vault Cardiff" for the past 8 years, the biggest one day pole vault competition in the UK.

Meet the team

Here at WPVA, we have a dedicated team of coaches providing a range of sessions to athletes of a varying ability. Here's some of the people that help run our organisation!

Ed Thompson


Samantha Hillier-Smith