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The Dublin U9 to U11 Team and Relay Championships will take place in Irishtown on Saturday 2nd June, 2018 (Please Note: it is the June Bank Holiday Weekend).
How the Pairings/Teams work:
Athletes compete in pairs and their combined time/throw/jump is added together to determine where they place in each event. Please pick 2 events of your choice (preferably 1 Track and 1 Field event), coaches will pair the athletes in teams according to their chosen events. If there are two athletes not paired and doing separate events, coaches may switch one or both the athletes to give them the best chance to compete as a Team. Coaches will try to meet all athlete’s first preference, but this is not always possible. We would therefore appreciate your understanding when circumstances do not allow first preferences.
YOU ARE A TEAM: Athletes are competing as teams (2 per team), it is therefore important when you say you’re available to compete you turn up on the day. Not turning up leaves your partner without a team!
Relay Teams: In addition to the two paired events athletes can compete as part of a relay. All athletes entered are considered available for a Relay Team (unless otherwise advised). Teams will be selected by coaches which will be made up of 4 runners plus 1 sub. Team selection will be from the relay trials on Sunday 13/05/18. Depending on numbers there may be more than one team in each age group.
Who can take part?
All fully registered U9 (born 2010), U10 (born 2009) and U11 (born 2008) members can take part. Please note only those born in 2010 can take part in the U9 age group, athletes born in 2011 or younger are not permitted to compete! With the exception of relays, Athletes are not permitted to compete in any Track or Field event outside of their own age group. Athletes can step up an age for a relay, this is restricted to a maximum of two from the younger age group with two running athletes of that age group. The only exception to this rule is the U9 relay where all athletes must be born in 2010.
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PARENTS:
The Dublin Athletics Board require each club to put forward volunteers to help officiate each day. For this reason, it is now a condition of your child’s entry a parent of each athlete will be required to give at least one hour of their time to officiate at these Championships. Unless we provide officials, we run the risk of our athletes being excluded from the competition. Please give your name and details on the Volunteer Section of the form. Any forms received without completion of this section will be returned for completion.
Entry Forms & Event Schedule:
Please note entry form (see links below) must be completed and returned on or before 18th May, 2018. Entries received after this date will not be accepted. Photos or scanned copies of the entry form can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or paper forms can be given to your coach.