We are delighted that three of our athletes, Joe Harris, Erika Kelly and Joe Reid have been selected to represent the Isle of Man at the forthcoming Commonwealth Games at the Gold Coast in Australia.
It is a significant challenge to achieve the qualification times, and requires focus, discipline and effort to undertake this, and for those that did not quite make the standard for these games, we wish you the best of fortune in looking towards 2022 in Birmingham.
Joe, Erika and Joe will be outstanding ambassadors for athletics and we look forward to be able to see them in their respective events on the television.
Congratulations to you all!
The IOMAA is delighted to announce that David Mullarkey has been selected to represent the Isle of Man at the Commonwealth Youth Games later this year. He will be competing in the 1,500m race. The event is being hosted by The Bahamas and takes place from 17 to 23 July.
The squad is as follows:
Athletics – David Mullarkey
Cycling – Thomas Bostock, Will Draper, Tara Ferguson
Swimming – Joel Watterson, Kazia Whittaker, Emma Hodgson, Euan MacMurchie
Congratulations and good luck to all those selected!
#bahamascyg2017 #teamiom @bahamas2017cyg @iomcga
At last consideration performance times, distances and scores have been agreed by the Isle of Man Commonwealth Games Association (“IOMCGA”). After much consideration the Commonwealth Games Association withdrew the plan to impose standards for some events leaving these ones IMPOSED by the IOMCGA!
The athletics standards for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games are as follows:
||4 x 100m Relay
||20km Race Walk
||4 x 400m Relay
Achieving the standards does not guarantee selection onto the Isle of Man team, but will serve as a useful guide to both the IOMAA and the IOMCGA section committee that an athlete might be considered for selection.
- Eligibility to compete for the Isle of Man at the Commonwealth Games based on the current Commonwealth Games rules:
an athlete must have been resident on the island for 5 years prior to the Games
must have been born on the island
athlete’s mother or father was born on the island
- The standard must be achieved within the “selection window” which for athletics commences on 1st April 2016.
- Greater weight will be given to an athlete achieving standards nearer the date of the Games, as an indication of current form and fitness.
- The standard should be achieved at least twice during the “selection window” for events up to 1500m and field events. Endurance and multi events once, plus a supporting performance to confirm fitness in either a shorter event or applicable events in the case of multi events.
- All qualified athletes will need to satisfy IOMAA of their fitness at time of nomination to IOMCGA by a performance in the 2017 season – ideally as near to that date as possible.
- The standard should be achieved in high level competition (National UK Championships or international events will be given greater consideration).
- All timings, wind speed and distance measurements should be validated by UKA qualified officials preferably using electronic measuring devices.
- Athletes working towards Gold Coast selection should register their intention with the IOMAA and Head of Performance at the earliest opportunity (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Athletes will need to maintain a good level of communication with the IOMAA and the Head of Performance so that their progress can be monitored.
The Isle of Man Commonwealth Games is requesting names for consideration as Managers for both The Commonwealth Youth Games in 2017 being held in the Bahamas 17/24 July 2017 and the Commonwealth Games in 2018 being held in Gold Coast Australia 4/15 April 2018.
Applicants will need to be available before and after for travel to and from the Games.
It is expected that the roles will be appointed this Autumn. Male and female managers are asked to apply with the Bahamas Games requiring both a male and female alternates as the gender of nominations will not be known until selection time.
Attendance at the Games is dependent upon selection of athletes.
Initial applications of interest in these posts and enquiries about the roles should be forwarded to Allan Callow at email@example.com or you can call him on 473354 by October 31 2016 at the latest.
All applications will be treated in full confidence.
BAHAMAS 17th – 24th July 2017
For athletes who are eligible to represent the Isle of Man, below are the guideline standards for consideration to be selected as part of the IOM athletics team for Bahamas 2017 (please check eligibility by visiting the CGA website http://www.thecgf.com/about/constitution.pdf article 25.)
|BAHAMAS 2017 COMMONWEALTH YOUTH GAMES
||1 min 57.0 sec
||2 min 15.5 sec
||4 min 06.0 sec
||4 min 39.3 sec
||8 min 51.0 sec
||10 min 07.0 sec
||14.5 sec (110mH)
||14.4 sec (100mH)
|400 metres Hurdles
||52.95 metres (700g)
||38.20 metres (500g)
||41.00 metres (1.5k)
||35.80 metres (1kg)
||13.60 metres (5k)
||11.60 metres (3k)
Performances during 2016 and the very early part of the 2017 track and field season will count for consideration. The qualifying period is between 1 April 2016 – 9 April 2017.
Achieving these standards does not automatically guarantee nomination or selection: competitive record and proof of fitness will be equally important.
Athletes selected must have been born in 2000 and 2001 (Age 16 or 17 in year of competition -1st January – 31st December).
Legal wind readings required for sprints up to 200m / sprint hurdles and jumps events.
Please keep Delia Fairclough, Athletics Head of Performance informed if you are close to or have reached a standard.