Fyn Corcoran wants to give Welsh children the opportunity to run, jump and throw from an early age - and carry those skills through life.
Welsh Athletics' new National Talent Development Coordinator for jumps and combined events doesn't just want to develop the next generation of heptathletes, like world champion Katarina Johnson Thompson, or decathletes such as Wales' own three-time Commonwealth Games competitor Ben Gregory.
Corcoran also wants Wales' youngsters to carry on enjoying and developing fundamental life skills through sport.
The Rhymney Valley Athletics Club member is himself an example of the benefits of being exposed to a wide range of sporting and physical activities.
As well as representing Great Britain at the decathlon, featuring in four European Cup combined events competitions - once as team captain - he is an accomplished footballer and rugby player, who played both sports to a high level alongside his athletics career.
He says: "All the successful multi-event athletes I know are multi-sport.
"Kevin Mayer, the world record holder for the decathlon, if you look at his social media he is always playing basketball and other things.
"Doing multi-sports just builds a more robust child, a more robust person, all the way through from when they're kids, all the way up."
Corcoran is hugely passionate about giving youngsters the opportunity to develop and enjoy as many skills as possible.
His enthusiasm is infectious and he says "Mainly, it's about giving kids the opportunity to carry on running, jumping and throwing as long as possible in their development, not necessarily just in athletics, although we are in an athletics environment, but it's also for life.
"These are evolutional skills - run, jump, throw. It's part of our human evolution, the ability to do those things, and kids aren't getting the opportunity to do them after a certain age.
"I played football for as long as I could, I played for county junior and senior teams. Then I played football at university for the first two years and then I went with my wife to Australia when I was in my mid 20s and considering the Commonwealth Games.
"So I was training at athletics hard, but I still played football for a team out there in Australia for a year, so I kept all that going.
"I played rugby all the way through, to the same standard as football really, and then played a lot of sevens after university, I went to the Dubai Sevens three or four times, the Portugal Sevens, New York Sevens."