Local athletes take note:
In the aftermath of the hugely successful London 2012 Olympic Games, Athletics Northern Ireland have released qualification standards for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland. The Games will be held in Glasgow between 23rd July & 3rd August 2014. The window for setting performances will open on 1st January 2013 and will close shortly before the final selection date
The NI Commonwealth Games Council has not yet announced this date but it is expected to be late May or early June 2014. The size of the Athletics team will be determined in consultation with the NI Commonwealth Games Council which has the final say on selections. However the number of places allocated to Athletics is not expected to vary greatly from previous Games. It must be remembered that the standards set are only guidelines and that team places will be limited so achievement of the guideline standard will not guarantee selection.
Please click the link for full details: Commonwealth Games Qualifying Standards
Story courtesy of Athletics Northern Ireland