Kids' Athletics Day
03/05/2023 00:00, In Blog /
We are pleased to announce that we will be joining World Athletics in inviting kids across Wales to move, play and explore in celebration of Kids’ Athletics Day 2023.
An annual celebration which takes place on 7 May, Kids’ Athletics Day is a global day entirely dedicated to celebrating children and young people being active by participating in athletics.
Kids’ Athletics Day is the cornerstone of World Athletics’ Kids’ Athletics programme – a free and exciting programme that uses the power of athletics to inspire children and young people, wherever they are, to be more active, develop their skills and confidence, and to connect with sport for life.
Kids’ Athletics is one of the biggest grassroots development programmes in the world of sport and since the original Kids Athletics Programme was launched in 2002, it has been implemented by more than 100 Member Federations and has reached an estimated cumulative audience of more than 13 million children and young people.
Hannah Pretty, Head of Development & Participation shared:
“Following on from World Daily Mile Day last week, it's great to have another opportunity to raise awareness of our sport globally through the World Athletics' Kids' Day, showcasing the fantastic things that our sport can offer for children and young people. In Wales there are lots of ways children can get involved in Athletics, whether that's within the school environment, through programes such as The Daily Mile or at their local club and in their local communities through our Physical Literacy program Starting Blocs and junior parkrun.”
There are many ways to get involved whether through a club or organisation, at school, or at home.
If you are joining in on the celebrations remember to share your photos using the hashtag #KidsAthleticsDay.