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Calling all aspiring athletes and confident climbers to another selection event for ICG 2022

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As we draw closer to the International Children’s Games, more selection events for young people to join Team Coventry for the Games will be taking place in March. 

 

Both climbing and athletics selections are set to take place. The climbing will take place on both Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 March at the University of Warwick’s Sport and Wellness Hub from 3-5pm. 

 

Athletes must be a minimum of Level V4 for bouldering and a minimum of Level 6B+ for lead and speed climbing. 

 

The athletics selection event will take place on Sunday 13 March, 12 – 4pm at University of Warwick’s Athletics Track. 

 

Local coaches will select individuals to represent our city during the international event taking place from 11-16 August 2022.  

 

Lisa Dodd-Mayne, Director of Sport and Active Communities, University of Warwick, added: “Our climbing centre at our world-class Sports and Wellness Hub and our athletics track are ideally equipped to welcome the best young sporting talent from cities across the world.  

 

“We’re passionate about making a real tangible difference to the health and wellbeing of children in our local community so are excited about supporting a programme that will help to inspire the sporting stars of the future.” 

 

The International Children’s Games in Coventry will be the first in the history of the Games to be inclusive and see disabilities celebrated throughout. Coventry also aims to make the Games the greenest ever, making conscious decisions to ensure sustainability as much as possible. 

 

Please note, participants must be at least 12 years old by the 1 January 2022 or still 15 years old on 31 December 2022 to take part. They must also come from a household that pays tax to Coventry City Council.

 

Nick Bennett, Coventry Godiva Harriers Club Secretary, added: “As part of the International Children’s Games Coventry Godiva Harriers is organising and hosting trials for the athletics’ track and field team selection. 

 

“There will be a range of events from the 100 meters to the high jump for athletes to try and gain selection in. This is a great opportunity for athletes in Coventry to be selected to represent their home city and compete against other major cities from around the world in what will be a fantastic festival of sport.” 

 

For more information on either selection event, please contact [email protected]

 

Written by: David Watkins

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