Ju­nior ath­let­ics at Ar­gyll’s High­land Games

The Oban Times - - SPORT -

THE HIGH­LAND Games sea­son is un­der way in Ar­gyll, with Luss Games the first on July 2.

Next on the pro­gramme is In­ver­aray on Tues­day July 19, fol­lowed by Mull Games at Tober­mory on Thurs­day July 21.

Taynuilt and Southend, an evening event, are both on Sat­ur­day July 23 and Oban Games take place on Thurs­day Au­gust 25.

Sev­eral ju­nior track and field events are be­ing held to en­cour­age more lo­cal young ath­letes to take part. This ap­plies to the High­land Games in Ar­gyll which are af­fil­i­ated to the Scot­tish High­land Games As­so­ci­a­tion [SHGA].

Ju­nior events will be held at In­ver­aray, Mull and Oban with sep­a­rate events for boys and girls be­tween the ages of 11 and 16.

The events are 90 me­tres, 600 me­tres, high jump, long jump and shot putt with the two track races be­ing on a hand­i­cap ba­sis ac­cord­ing to age and abil­ity.

There will be an over­all ju­nior cham­pi­onship with points awarded over the se­ries of three games. Tro­phies will be pre­sented to the top boy and girl at Oban Games on the Au­gust 25.

Prize money will be an added in­cen­tive at each of the three High­land Games.

As well as the ju­nior events at the three SHGA games, there is a full pro­gramme of se­nior events – 16 years and over – in two cat­e­gories with lo­cal events con­fined to ath­letes born or res­i­dent in Ar­gyll and open events.

To com­pete in the open events, ath­letes will have to regis­ter with the Scot­tish High­land Games As­so­ci­a­tion for the day or for the sea­son.

Ju­nior ath­letes at In­ver­aray Games on Tues­day July 19 should en­ter on the field be­tween 10am and 10.30am with the first event likely to start at 10.45am.

A sim­i­lar start time will ap­ply at the Mull Games two days later with com­peti­tors ad­vised to travel on the first ferry from Oban at 7.45am.

Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on the ju­nior events at In­ver­aray, Mull and Oban can be ob­tained by con­tact­ing Bill Mac­Cal­lum on 01546 602664.

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