Young athletes urged to register for WAD meet

| 02/05/2012

GTPS Jacob Vister charges into the finish (m) (252x300).jpg(CIAA): The Cayman Islands Athletic Association will be hosting the annual IAAF World Athletics Day (WAD) at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex on Saturday May 12th starting at 9:00am. WAD began in 1996 and this year marks the 17th edition of this worldwide festival of youth in Track & Field and has attracted 158 IAAF Member Federations to take part. The goal of the IAAF World Athletics Day is to firmly establish an important link between the youth, our sport and environmental conservation. This Meet is opened to all schools, clubs and individuals, and will also serve as a qualifier for athletes preparing for upcoming regional and international competitions in the youth, junior and senior categories.

With the Cayman Invitational Meet only a few days away, the association expects that this will attract a large turnout of enthusiastic athletes, who have hopes and dreams of emulating these athletic stars and one day becoming a professional athlete.

Events being contested for WAD are:  100m Hurdles, 110m Hurdles, 80m, 100m, 150m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot Put, Discus, Javelin and Ball Throw.

Age groups eligible to compete are: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-17, and over 17.

Registration forms are available on www.caymanactive.com/wad or by contacting Coach Williams at 925-1943, Coach Yen at 925-6917 or Coach Wason at 916-6966.  Forms will also be available at Schools P.E. Departments and one is attached below. 

Completed registration forms should be returned to any ofthe above persons or emailed to caymanathletics@gmail.com but registration closes on Thursday 10 May.

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