CYG opportunities at Ravenscraig

Friday 25th November 2016

Ravenscraig indoor facility – open graded events in January, February and March

CYG website story with link to selection policy

There are a series of Open Graded events coming up in the first months of 2017 at the Ravenscraig Indoor Facility in North Lanarkshire.

And these events will offer competition opportunities for young athletes seeking the qualifying standards required for the Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas next summer.

Sprinters and hurdlers will be accommodated by event organisers North Lanarkshire Leisure at these events on January 25, February 18 and March 29 and are advised therefore to go through the entry processes. U18 hurdles heights will be available.

We understand Northern Ireland athletics plan to send CYG contenders to the Ravenscraig events which should stimulate better competition. scottishathletics would like to thank North Lanarkshire Leisure for their co-operation on these events.

Commonwealth Games Scotland sends a team across a number of sports, including track and field athletics – with our six in Samoa having performed so well last year. This time, athletes born in 2000 or 2001 are eligible to compete.

A General Selection policy has been developed and published by CGS for the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games to be held in the Bahamas from 19-23 July 2017.

There is also an athletics specific policy and selection criteria for the Youth Games, developed and published in conjunction with scottishathletics.

Olympian Allan Scott, now a Performance Manager with scottishathletics, has been appointed as Team Manager for Athletics for Bahamas 2017.

We hope to have details on throws opportunities in due course and the District Champs, held at three venues next May, are within the period for posting performances.

*Enter online for Wednesday 25 January

*Enter online for Saturday 18 February

*Enter online for Wednesday 29 March




Tags: Bahamas, Commonwealth Youth Games 2017, North Lanarkshire, Ravenscraig

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