NI & Ulster Celtic Cross Country 2020 Selection Policy

This year’s event will be hosted by Scottish Athletics on Saturday 11th January in Stirling.

U17, U20 and U23 NI & Ulster Teams: Up to 4 Men and 4 Women per age group

Competitors must be U17, U20 and U23 on 31st December 2020.


The NI & Ulster Uneven Age Group Championships and the Bobby Rea International race, to be held at the Billy Neill Center of Excellence, Dundonald on 9th November 2019, will be used as the trial for this competition. Athletes who do not compete in this ‘trial’ may still be considered on all known form from the 2019 cross country season.

In addition, the following may be taken into consideration

  • Documented evidence that athletes are committed to their own development and have shown progression in the last two years
  • Adherence to the Code of Conduct and any outstanding disciplinary matters

Final Selection will be made during the week beginning 11th November.

Selection Panel

Selections will be made by the Athletics Northern Ireland & Ulster Athletics selection panel comprising

  1. The Athletics NI Chairman or other board member if unavailable (Voting)
  2. The Director of Coaching and Athlete Development or other staff member if unavailable (voting)
  3. A representative of Ulster Athletics Council (voting)

The Athletics Northern Ireland Chairman may also (at his discretion) seek assistance (in a non-voting capacity) from anyone else he/she feels may be of help. Any voting member of the Selection Panel shall declare his or her conflict of interest in respect of any selection issue and shall not be entitled to vote on that issue.