Juveniles

AGE CATEGORIES / ATTENDING AN EVENT / COMMUNITY GAMES:

AAI AGE CATEGORIES FOR 2022

Age categories are calculated from the 31st of December in the year of competitions, i.e., the age your child turns between January 1st and December 31st.
  • No athlete may obtain a birthday in the year of competition and compete in that age.
  • Some Cross Country Events are ‘even’ age only or ‘uneven’ age only.  If your child’s age category is not listed then they run in the next age group up.
  • For further information click on –   www.athleticsireland.ie   /   www.athleticsleinster.org   /   www.athleticslouth.com
Born 2015  Under 8 Born 2011  Under 12 Born 2007  Under 16
Born 2014  Under 9 Born 2010  Under 13 Born 2006  Under 17
Born 2013  Under 10 Born 2009  Under 14 Born 2005  Under 18
Born 2012  Under 11 Born 2008  Under 15 Born 2004  Under 19

Parents, please read the following guidelines on attending an event:

AAI  –  All events listed are AAI (Athletic Association of Ireland) approved and all competitors must be Club and AAI registered (to register click on ‘Join’ and download our Membership Form). 

EVENT ATTENDANCE  –  We require that all parents confirm their child’s availability to attend the Louth, Leinster & National events listed in ‘Track & Field’ and/or ‘Cross Country’ 3 weeks before each event.  The Club is bound by a 2 week deadline for the entry and payment of our athletes to compete in these AAI approved events and your co-operation would be deeply appreciated (if you are late confirming your attendance please contact our Club Registrar, Trudi McGuinness 087 296 7835).

EVENT MEETING POINT  –  When attending an event look out for our Club Flag or Club Tent.  We require all coaches and athletes meet at least 45 minutes before the event start time.  This allows time to attach race numbers, check out the race route and complete the all important warm up.

EVENT CHANGES  –  Any changes to upcoming events will be given at training and/or published via WhatsApp Notifications from the club’s mobile 085 765 4578 or posted on our Facebook page.  Please save our Club Mobile No., to your phone’s Contact List to receive WhatsApp Notifications (if our mobile number is not saved to your phone you will not receive these notifications). 

SINGLETS  –  All athletes must wear a Club Singlet at all AAI approved events, this is compulsory.  For ‘newcomers’ a plain white t-shirt would suffice until a singlet is purchased – Speak to your coach to place an order or WhatsApp a message to the club mobile 085 7654578 (other club t-shirts, zippies and tracksuits can also be ordered through the club).

SPIKES  –  Spikes are optional but advisable especially for competing members and at cross country events.

ROAD RACES/FUN RUNS  –  If you enter your child into a fun run/road race not listed on our schedule of events please ensure that you accompany your child in the race or have an appointed guardian to run with them.  Also, the wearing of club colours/singlets is not permitted.  The following is an AAI Ruling regarding the attendance of underage athletes at 5ks, 10ks, etc….. Juveniles can partake in races greater than that of their Age Group, but can only do so with parental/guardian consent and they CANNOT wear club colours/singlets:  Age Groups – Up to 11yrs – 1.5k / 12-13yrs – 2k / 14-15yrs – 3k / 16-17yrs – 4k / 18yrs + 10k / The minimum threshold for a 5k is 16yrs & for a 10k is 18yrs.

Any queries regarding upcoming events please do not hesitate to speak to your child’s coach or a club official at the end of any training session.

COMMUNITY GAMES

  • The Community Games run separately to the AAI (Athletic Association of Ireland) with their own rules & age categories and are open to all children in our community, not just club members so invite your family, friends & neighbours from your community.
  • For the Community Games, ‘Club Colours’ are not permitted, so no singlet.  Spikes are not permitted for those children competing in the U8 & U10 age groups.
  • For further information click on –   www.communitygames.ie      www.louthcommunitygames.ie
  • Age Groups for Athletic Competitions in 2021 – U8/O7  –  U10/O9  –  U12/O11  –  U14/O13  –  U16/O15
  • Community Games 2022 Age Guidelines :- Under 16: Competitors born on or before 31 July 2007 are overage  /  Under 15: Competitors born on or before 31 July 2008 are overage  /  Under 14: Competitors born on or before 31 July 2009 are overage  /   Under 13: Competitors born on or before 31 July 2010 are overage  /  Under 12: Competitors born on or before 31 July 2011 are overage  /  Under 11: Competitors born on or before 31 July 2012 are overage  /  Under 10: Competitors born on or before 31 July 2013 are overage  /  Under 9: Competitors born on or before 31 July 2014 are overage  /  Under 8: Competitors born on or before 31 July 2015 are overage.
  • Ardee/Reaghstown Area Games – To be confirmed for 2022 (?? May 2021 @ 6.30pm, hosted by Ardee & District AC, Boys’ School Field, Ardee).
  • Louth Community Games – To be confirmed for 2022 (qualifiers from the Area’s only – ?? June 2022 @ 6.30pm, Lourdes Stadium, Drogheda). 
  • National Community Games – To be confirmed for 2022 (qualifiers from the Louth’s only – ?? & ?? August 2022, University of Limerick).