Kochi, 22 Jan 2018
Concept of “IAAF KIDS’ ATHLETICS”
“IAAF KIDS’ ATHLETICS” is intended to bring excitement into playing Athletics. New events and innovative organisation will enable children to discover basic activities: sprinting, endurance running, jumping, throwing/putting in just about any place (stadium, playground, gymnasium, any available sport area, etc.). The athletics games will provide children with the opportunity to make the most of the beneficial practice of Athletics, in terms of Health, Education, and Self fulfillment.
The Executive Committee of the Association which met under the chairmanship of Dr. Tony Daniel finalized the launch of “Kids Athletics Festival” at district level. The district festivals will be completed in the last half of February 2018 and the “Kids Athletics State Festival” is scheduled in the first week of March 2018.
ECM has also proposed the athletics calendar for 2018 to be finalized in the General Council of the Association. 62nd Kerala State Senior & Olympian Suresh Babu Memorial 7th Kerala State Youth Athletics Championship will be conducted at Calicut University Stadium, Malappuram on 23rd and 24th June 2018, M K Joseph Memorial 15th Kerala State Inter District Club Athletics Championship will be conducted at Chandrasekharan Nair Stadium, Thiruvanathapuram on 30 Aug - 1 Sept. 2018, 62nd Kerala State Junior Athletics Championship will be conducted at Municipal stadium, Pala from 19th to 21st October 2018 and the 23rd Kerala State Cross Country Championship will be conducted at Idukki on 8th December 2018.
Meeting also decided to approach the Kerala State Sports Council and other concerned departments to initiate the action to have a uniform age groups and specifications for competitions at all schools, at par with the International Federation competitions.