Amy Foster added to the Commonwealth Games Team
08 March 2018
Athletics Northern Ireland is very pleased to learn that Amy Foster has been added to the Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games Athletics Team following the withdrawal of an athlete from another sport.
Athletics NI originally nominated Amy for selection to the Games along with 14 other athletes in October 2017. With limited places available and given the pressure on numbers across the various sports the Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games Council initially selected 11 NI athletes from the Athletics NI nomination list.
Given the recent withdrawal and in accordance with the nomination policy, Athletics NI have worked on Amy’s behalf to ensure she was strongly considered as the deserving replacement. Director of Athletics, Jackie Newton said “We are delighted that the Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games Council have added Amy to the team and look forward to her continuing the outstanding form that has seen her break the Irish Indoor 60m Record and represent Ireland in the World Indoor Championships in Birmingham last weekend.”
Amy commented “I am absolutely delighted to be selected for Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast. I am very thankful for the support I have received from Athletics NI and the effort that has been made between Athletics NI and the NICGC to include me in the team. I will
now look forward to competing in my 3rd Commonwealth Games."
Amy will depart with the main team on 20th March to travel to the holding camp in Somerset College, Gold Coast, with the Athletics action in the Carrara Stadium beginning on the 8th April.
Team Member Event Coach
Ciara Mageean 800m & 1500m Steve Vernon
Dempsey McGuigan Hammer John Smith
Kate O’Connor Heptathlon Kerr, McMullen, O’Connor, Reynolds
Sommer Lecky High Jump Niall Wilkinson
Adam Kirk-Smith 3000m Steeplechase Tomaz Plibersek
Leon Reid 200m James Hillier
Ben Reynolds 110mH Tom Reynolds
Adam McMullen Long Jump Alan Kennedy
Emma Mitchell 5000m & 10,00m Eamonn Christie
Paul Pollock Marathon Andy Hobdell
Kevin Seaward Marathon Andy Hobdell
Jack Agnew* T54 1500m Heather Ardis
Amy Foster 100m & 200m David Reid
*Invited via the Commonwealth Games Federation para-athletics policy.