The Isle of Man Athletics Association is pleased to announce the launch of a fundraising initiative for the Island Games being held in Gotland in June 2017.
The Island Games is a key event in the athletics calendar for all those islands that participate in the games. Isle of Man Athletics is looking to send a team of 30 to the games in Gotland (Sweden) this summer comprising 26 athletes, 3 managers and a sports therapist. It will cost approx. £1400 per person to send this team, much of which will be self-funded.
We are appealing to the athletics community, the general public and businesses of the Isle of Man to help fund the Athletics Team getting to the games.
In short, we want the Team Isle of Man Athletics to be powered into the Gotland 2017 games by the whole of our Island.
Please click here to visit the crowdfunding page and pledge your support.
Any support you can give to support our athletes get to Gotland will be most appreciated.
Here is your opportunity to be coached by Jenny Meadows, one of the greats of British Athletics along with her coach and husband, Trevor Painter.
Please make sure you make the most of it. Email Chairman@IOMAA.info to register.
A date for your diaries….Great Britain Athlete – World & European medalist Jennifer Meadows along with her coach and husband, Trevor Painter will be holding two workshops at the NSC on Sunday 26th March 2017.
More details to follow.
Team IOM Youth will again be competing in the UK Youth Development league in 2017. The team competes in the North West Division 1 League at various venues around the region. Each fixture comprises of a day trip from the Island and are scheduled on the following dates this season:
22nd April 2017
20th May 2017
17th June 2017
15th July 2017
The team is comprised of athletes from each of Manx Harriers, Northern AC and Western AC in the Under 15 and Under 13 age groups (School years 6 thru 9 ). Representatives from each club meet prior to a fixture to select a team.
To be considered for the team an athlete MUST BE A PAID UP FIRST CLAIM member of one of the clubs. If you are unsure of your membership status, you should check with your club membership secretary. It is also very important that your membership is renewed promptly for the 2017 season and you are registered with UKA.
Athletes who regularly attend their club training sessions and are willing to compete in a number of disciplines if required will be put forward by their club for selection.
Athletes may be selected for their perceived potential and not necessarily their current performance.
Registration forms will soon be available from Club Representatives but in the first instance we are asking athletes to register their interest by emailing the following details to Niamh Goddard , the YDL administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Name – Age Group – Date of Birth – Club .
If you have any queries or questions, please contact the YDL administrator or your club coach.
Here are the results of the Microgaming Cross Country League – Round 4 and the IOM Cross Country Championships, along with the overall league results. This the final round was held at QEII, Peel on Sunday 22 January 2016.
Many thanks to hosts Western AC and to Richard Highfield & Karen Kneale for the results.