The International Children's Games Committee in Kerry have decided to enter a team of 8-9 Track n Field athletes from the clubs in Kerry at this year's Games, in Kecskemet, Hungary-(about an hour from Budapest) and invite athletes who are interested in participating at the event to take part in trials which take place :
On Saturday Feb 1st at 11:00 am at an Riocht
This year's Games will take place from June 30th to July 5th
The Tralee/Kerry team will travel
The age requirements are as follows: Any athlete who is 12 on Jan 1st 2020 and still 15 on Dec 31st 2020 may compete at the Games. All within those age categories may attend the trials
Boys: 100m, 400m, 100m hurdles, 1500m; Long Jump, High Jump, Javelin, Shot Put; 4 x 100 m relay; 4x100m relay-mix (2 b, 2 g)
Girls: 100m, 400m, 80m hurdles, 800m: Long Jump, High Jump, Javelin, Shot Put; 4 x 100 m relay and mixed relay-4 x 100 m
Athletes may compete in 2 events max plus a relay
Two athletes max per one event
The ICG Games are running since 1968 annually-a multi sport event, with athletics and swimming as core sports.They are organised through City Councils worldwide and recognised and supported by the International Olympic Committee.
Tralee/Kerry are participating since 2005 organised by a voluntary group of people who arrange selection, travel, accommodation, preparation and fund raising activities in conjunction with the requirements of the host city organising committee.
Each participating city or town are allowed carry maximum 18 children-boys and girls-plus 4 coaches and 2 delegates = total delegation of 24.
Tralee/Kerry have had representation in soccer, athletics, swimming, golf, basketball, judo etc since 2005 and won a Gold Medal in Manama, Bahrain in the long jump and silver medals in the 4 x 400 m relay in San Francisco. Last year's team in Ufa Russia included Melissa Ahern, Lisa Cassidy, Aine O Shea,Bobby Byrne and Alison Butler.
Tralee/Kerry will have athletes competing in Swimming, Judo and Athletics at this year's Games in Hungary.
The date for trials is Saturday Feb 1st at 11 am in An Riocht
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