Welsh Athletics Overseas International Fixtures 2017 – Information and Request for Expressions of Interest

Welsh Athletics have identified various international fixtures for the 2017 summer season and will look to support the attendance of Welsh athletes of the appropriate standard. The philosophy behind all selections will be to support Wales’ best athletes, while specifically offering high level competition opportunities to developing U20 and U23 athletes. It is especially important in Commonwealth Games qualifying year to provide the best opportunities for our athletes to gain Commonwealth Games nomination standards.

To be considered for the following fixtures, athletes must have achieved Welsh Athletics’ Overseas International Fixtures standard in either 2016 or 2017 (indoors or outdoors).  However, having achieved the relevant standard does not guarantee selection; there are a limited number of places available (due to financial restrictions) and as such, places will be allocated on a priority basis by the selection panel. Further to this, athletes should be aware that the competitions listed may have higher entry standards than Welsh Athletics puts in place, though every effort will be made to secure entry for selected athletes.  

Only one competition opportunity will be provided per athlete, so if applying for more than one competition, please state the preferred priority.

Flanders Cup - Oordegem, Belgium – 27th May 2017

Events available:

Men: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 5000m, 110mH, 400mH, 3000m s/chase, pole vault, high jump, long jump, discus, shot put, javelin, 4x100m

Women: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 100mH, 400mH, 3000m S/chase, pole vault, high jump, long jump, shot put, javelin, 4x100m

(All throwing implements will be at senior weight)

Northern Ireland Athletics International - Belfast, Northern Ireland – 5th July 2017

Events available:

Men: 100m, 200m, 110m, 400mH, 800m and/or 1500m, 4x100m Relay (4x400m if numbers allow), Hammer, Shot, Long Jump

Women:

100m, 200m, 110m, 100mH, 400mH, 800m and/or 1500m, 4x100m Relay (4x400m if numbers allow), PV, HJ

(All throwing implements will be at senior weight)

Flanders Cup - Memorial Rasschaert, Ninove, Belgium – 15th July 2017

Events available:

Men: 100m – 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 5000m, 110H, 400H, High Jump, Pole Vault, Long Jump, Discus, Shot  

Women: 100m, 200m ,400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000st, 100H, 400H, high Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Pole Vault, Shot Putt, Discus, Javelin, Hammer

(All throwing implements will be at senior weight)

Leiria International Throws, Portugal – 29th/30th July 2017

Events available:

Men: Shot Put, Discus Throw, Hammer Throw, Javelin Throw

Women: Shot Put, Discus Throw, Hammer Throw, Javelin Throw

Age groups (and implements) include U18, U20 and Senior

Please note: An expression of interest for any of these competitions will be seen as a confirmation of availability, and if selected, flights and accommodation will be booked for you, potentially before we have confirmed your selection to you. Therefore, please only express your interest if you are confident of your availability on the day of the event, as well as either side of the event to account for travel.  Cancellation costs without a valid medical reason may be passed on to yourself, the athlete.

These competitions are International Fixtures, and not full International Matches, therefore if an athlete has not already received Welsh kit, an International Fixture kit package will be provided, to include a competition vest, shorts, T Shirt and tracksuit.

Please send expressions of interest to Emma Wiltshire, Performance Logistics Manager, at: emma.wiltshire@welshathletics.org by 12th April at 12pm. Athletes will be informed of selection within a week of the deadline.

Welsh Athletics Ltd.
Cardiff International Sports Stadium
Leckwith Road
Cardiff. CF11 8AZ.

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