We’d like to welcome Rachel Gabb to the committee and wish her all the best in her new role as Club Welfare Officer .
The role of welfare officer is to ensure that all children, young people and vulnerable adults, are able to enjoy triathlon in a fun and safe environment. Rachel will be the first point of contact should you have any concerns, and will deal respectfully with any representations you wish to make.

I’ve been a member of Celtic Tri since 2015 and I first got into triathlon after getting a running related injury but I have loved my triathlon journey so far, and the support I’ve had from the club and from club members over the years.

Most people will know that I much prefer the social aspect of training though rather than racing itself! I am passionate about Celtic Tri and ensuring that everyone feels safe and supported on their own triathlon journeys. We all have a responsibility towards each other in terms of safeguarding children, young people and adults who may be at risk.

I am a social worker by training and I’ve worked with children and families for the last 24 years, initially working for Swansea council, and for the last 16 years I’ve worked for the Welsh Government. I’ve spent all my working life working with children who are at risk so I am aware of safeguarding policies and procedures. I’ve also recently undertaken safeguarding training with Welsh Triathlon and Welsh Athletics.

If anyone has any safeguarding concerns about a child, young person or adult at risk, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Also, please free to contact me if you feel you or your child needs support with anything and I will do my best to signpost you to services that can help.

We have a dedicated email address if anyone wants to get in contact: [email protected]


For additional support you can visit www.welshtriathon.org for information regarding the Welsh Triathlon Child Protection Policy.

Other contacts: Child-line 0800 1111 www.childline.org.uk   NSPCC    0808 8005000   [email protected]