Outdoor events will be held in person – see dates below!
Ireland Women’s Rugby Player Beibhinn Parsons was in IT Carlow today to announce that this year’s Aldi Community Games is back, and in even better news, outdoor events will be held in person, with over 30,000 children taking part across a wide range of sports including; athletics track, athletics field, swimming, Gaelic football, soccer, rugby, cycling, mixed distance relays, cross country, camogie, hurling, skittles, pitch and putt and rounders. Each competition will be broken up by regional and national finals, with all roads leading to IT Carlow for the athletics finals in September!
Aldi Community Games was established more than 50 years ago to provide the opportunity for young people to use their leisure time in a healthy and productive way and that mission is as relevant today. It provides opportunities for children and young people aged 6 to 16 years to develop active healthy lives in a safe environment through experiencing a wide range of sporting and cultural activities.
Community spirit and co-operation is fostered and encouraged and it is fantastic that in-person events are returning from now in your local Community Games Area culminating in Regional and National Finals in September, October and November! Every young person should have the opportunity to take part in sports and art in their local community and grow up understanding how good it makes you feel when you are active and healthy.
Despite Covid 19 challenges, over 4,000 children participated in a series of online events as part of Aldi Community Games earlier this year!
Gerry McGuinness, Community Games President commented:
“We are looking forward to seeing a lot of smiling faces back in person at the Aldi Community Games this year. Our team have worked long and hard to get everything in place to be able to provide these events in a safe manner, and we’re all thrilled that we get to see everyone again.”
John Curtin, Group Buying Director at Aldi Ireland said:
“This is now our fifth year backing the Aldi Community Games, and it’s brilliant to see the organisation innovate and still provide as much fun and support for local communities throughout the global pandemic. We are thrilled for everyone that is getting to take part in the in-person events this year. Best of luck to all!”
Provisional Physical (In-person) Schedule including numbers for 2021
In order to safely manage the number of Participants attending events, a regional structure will be introduced, specifically for Athletics for 2021. The regions will be divided as follows,
Regional Athletics Finals will commence in September as follows:
Pitch and Putt:
Outdoor Team Events:
Swimming and Cross Country:
Visit www.aldicommunitygames.ie for more information.
See also https://www.aldi.ie/community-games to find out more about Aldi’s involvement.
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