Aldi Community Games is back – in person!
20 July 2021 | 0
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.
Over 30,000 children will take 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.
Despite Covid-19 challenges, over 4,000 children participated in a series of online events as part of Aldi Community Games earlier this year. This initiative was first established more than 50 years ago to provide the opportunity for young people to use their leisure time in a healthy and productive way.
“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,” said John Curtin, group buying director at Aldi Ireland.
“We are thrilled for everyone that is getting to take part in the in-person events this year,” he added. “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:
- Region 1 – Donegal and Connaught
- Region 2 – Monaghan, Cavan and Leinster North
- Region 3 – Leinster South
- Region 4 – Munster
Regional Athletics Finals will commence in September as follows:
- Region 1 – Sep 4th 2021 Claremorris Athletics Track
- Region 2 and 3 – Sep 11th and 12th 2021 Leixlip Athletics Track
- Region 4 – Sep 18th 2021 Munster Technology University Athletics Track, Cork
- National Finals – Sep 25th 2021 Institute of Technology Carlow
Pitch and Putt:
- Pitch and Putt Event will take place in The Acres Pitch and Putt, Ballinalee, Longford on 16th October
Outdoor Team Events:
- Outdoor team events will take place in University of Limerick on the weekend of October 9th and 10th 2021.
Swimming and Cross Country:
- Swimming and Cross Country / Mixed Distance Relay events will take place in University of Limerick on the weekend of November 27th.
Visit www.aldicommunitygames.ie for more information.