This weekend sees the highlight of the WSAA summer programme with the Schools International Athletic Board’s Track & Field International, this year hosted by Irish Schools at the Morton Stadium at Santry on the outskirts of Dublin.
Selectors have chosen a team of 72 athletes (36 girls and 36 boys) from across Wales with 4 North Wales based athletes complimenting those chosen from the South. The team will be supported by a management team of 8, led by Welsh Schools International Secretary, Dai Gatehouse. The team travels on Friday with an overnight stay at the Holiday Inn adjacent to the venue before battle commences on Saturday the 15th.
The majority of athletes selected are from the Middle age grouping (Under 17s) with a small number of outstanding Juniors (Under 15s) given the opportunity to gain experience of this level of competition for the first time. The team will be looking to improve on the medal tally of 14 achieved at last year’s event held at Ashford (Kent).
WSAA wishes all our athletes good luck for the event. Full team listing, timetable and transport arrangements are attached to this preview.