European Athletics Promotion Events

European Athletics Promotion Events – Nomination process

We are delighted to announce that, as the Belfast International Track and Field Meeting is a member of the European Athletics Promotion (EAP) circuit, we are able to nominate five athletes per meet of the standard required to compete at other competitions on the circuit. Please see below the EAP calendar and the standards needed to be considered for nomination.

With our aim of producing world class athletes who will represent Northern Ireland in the Commonwealth Games, Athletics NI intend to support competitive athletes to bridge the gap from domestic or age-group (U20/U23) performances to qualifying for senior international competition.

Athletes that are successful in being nominated to an EAP competition will typically, but not necessarily, receive:

  • Two nights’ accommodation
  • Meals
  • Airport transfers
  • Financial contribution towards an air fare

Nomination Process

Athletics NI will take into account the performance profile of athletes who express interest and show an upward performance trajectory.

Current form and fitness will also be taken into consideration.

Athletes are asked to express interest for the meets they would like to attend through the online entry system, which will be available soon.

Athletes should express clear rationale for attendance and preference will be given to those progressing towards major championships in the relevant age category.

Please note:

  • Minimum standards have been produced by EAP but are for reference only., Achieving a standard does not guarantee nomination
  • Nomination does not guarantee an invite (this will depend on how many other countries nominate athletes)
  • Nomination does not guarantee the full support package. It may be necessary to self-fund
  • Nominees will not be competing for Northern Ireland except for those selected for the Valence meeting where we intend to select an U23 team for competition experience.

Once an athlete/athletes have been nominated, they will be given the contact details of the event organiser and will be responsible for all further contact. Athletes are required to book their own travel.

EAP Calendar – Please note – not all events are offered at each meeting. Please check events offered at each meet before expressing interest

APRIL
27 April, Saturday : Sicilia, "Sicilia, international meet - youth and elite"
MAY
04 May, Saturday : Malta, "Malta International"
18 May , Saturday : Palafrugell, "XXVII Meeting Internacional d’Atletisme Palafrugell - Costa Brava"
JUNE
01 June, Saturday: Leiria, "International Youth Meeting"- Athletics NI will not nominate athletes for this competition as it falls on the same weekend as the Irish Schools.
01 June, Saturday : Valence, "Meeting international de Valence" *U23 athletes will be selected to represent NI & Ulster at this event

08 June, Saturday: Budapest, "Budapest Open 2019 - Agoston Schulek Memorial" – Athletics NI will not nominate athletes for this competition. Athletes are expected to compete at the Northern Ireland & UIster Senior Championships on this date
15 June, Saturday: Genève, "32nd AtletiCAGenève - Memorial Georges Caillat"

22 June, Saturday : Nivelles, "33e Meeting international Lotto de Nivelles"
29 June, Saturday : Biella, "XV° Meeting internazionale giovanile "Il gomitolo di lana" Trofeo Città di Biella"
JULY
18 July, Thursday : Celle Ligure, "31° Meeting Arcobaleno AtleticaEuropa"
AUGUST
01 August, Thursday : Belfast "Belfast International"
06 August, Wednesday : Loughborough, "LEAP 2019"
24-25 August, Saturday and Sunday: Hexham, "23d International Combined Events Meeting at Hexham"

 

EAP Standards

 

Men

Event

Women

11.14

100m

12.64

22.54

200m

26.24

49.64

400m

58.44

1:54.5

800m

2:15

3:55

1500m

4:42

8:30

3000m

10:00

14:45

5000m

18:25

31:00

10000m

39:15

15.24

110H/100H

15.24

55.74

400H

65.04

9:20

3000m SC

11:30

23:30

5km Walk

29:30

7.00

Long Jump

5.70

2.00

High Jump

1.65

14.40

Triple Jump

11.50

4.70

Pole Vault

3.30

14.00

Shot Put

12.00

44.00

Discus

38.00

55.00

Javelin

38.00

48.00

Hammer

40.00

 

For more information, go to the EAP website here: https://eap-circuit.eu/#outdoor-meets