Athletics Canada confirms full funding for NACAC U-23 Championships team
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
OTTAWA - Athletics Canada is pleased to announce today that
the team representing Canada at the 2012 NACAC under 23 Athletics Championships
will be fully funded, up to 43 individuals.
“The transition from junior to senior athlete is a difficult one, with
this initiative we hope to remove financial barriers for athletes making this
jump, said Rob Guy, Chief Executive Officer, Athletics Canada.
Guy adds, “The under 23 age group is a high priority within
our program, these athletes are our future stars. The opportunity for both athletes and coaches
to acquire international experience is critical in their development within our
high performance pathway.”
Athletics Canada’s objectives for the NACAC U23 team are to
select the most competitive athletes born in 1990, 1991 or 1992 who are
prepared to achieve seasonal best performances at the championships. Provide a positive international competitive
and cultural experience to team members, and to prepare athletes for future
success within the high performance program.
The official qualifying period for selection to this team
opened April 1 and runs through to June 17.
Selected athletes will stage in Calgary July 1 and 2 before departing to
Mexico. The NACAC U23 Championships take
place in Guanajuato, Mexico July 6 to 8.
Complete 2012 NACAC U23
Championships selection criteria.
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