Commonwealth Games Consultation Meeting re Birmingham Games

Please find below an open invitation to relevant parties who feel that they may be able to contribute to the CGA’s planning for Birmingham 2022.

If you are interested in attending as an athlete or would like to have some input with regards the selection process then please attend.

It is to be held on Thursday 10th October at 6:30 at the Sports Institute.

Athletes selected for Gold Coast

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!

David Mullarkey selected for Commonwealth Youth Games

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!

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Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Standards

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:

10.45 100m 11.67 2.20m High Jump 1.81m
21.04 200m 23.90 7.50m Long Jump 6.30m
47.02 400m 54.15 15.84m Triple Jump 13.07m
1.50.90 800m 2.04.50 5.10m Pole Vault 4.00m
3.43.50 1,500m 4.09.27 70.00m Javelin Throw 55.00m
13.50.55 5,000m 16.15.00 57.00m Discus Throw 52.00m
28.50.00 10,000m 33.30.00 64.00m Hammer Throw 60.00m
14.00 110m Hurdles 18.11m Shot Putt 16.00m
100m Hurdles 13.85 7300pts Decathlon
51.00 400m Hurdles 58.50 Heptathlon 5400pts
8.40.00 3,000m Steeplechase 10.00.00 ROAD
41.00 4 x 100m Relay 44.60 1.30.00 20km Race Walk 1.44.00
3.13.50 4 x 400m Relay 3.33.50 2.21.00 Marathon 2.40.00

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.borobi_signature_pose_-_thumbs_up_rgb
  • Athletes working towards Gold Coast selection should register their intention with the IOMAA and Head of Performance at the earliest opportunity (
  • 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.

December 2016

Team Managers Wanted for Commonwealth Games

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 or you can call him on 473354 by October 31 2016 at  the latest.

All applications will be treated in full confidence.