NATIONAL SPORTS CAMPUS
Where? National Sports Campus Abbotstown
How do I enter? By emailing athletes name, date of birth and events to be entered in to firstname.lastname@example.org We will only accept entries where 2020 membership has been paid. ENTRIES CLOSE 19th January.
Who can enter? To enter you must be a current member and registered with Athletics Ireland for 2020. You can only be registered if you have paid your 2020 club membership. WE WILL NOT ENTER ANY ATHLETE WHO HAS NOT PAID THEIR 2020 MEMBERSHIP
How much does it cost? The cost is €4 per event entered. The club will pay entry for all athletes who turn up and compete. If you enter and do not turn up you must reimburse the club the cost of entry.
When & what events can they enter? See events post in upcoming competitions. If your athlete turns 10 in 2020 they are U11; if your athlete turns 11 in 2020 they are under 12 etc etc
What does my athlete wear/bring? When racing you must wear your Crusaders singlet/t-shirt. Don't forget your spikes if you have them. Please also bring water and you may need food etc. if there all day.
Who is responsible for my athlete? YOU ARE; with the large number of entries it would be impossible for coaches to be responsible for athletes. There is also a requirement on Crusaders to provide officials and this takes up coaches time.
What time should I arrive? To ensure your athlete checks in, completes a warm-up, gets familiarity with surroundings we recommend arriving a minimum of 1 hour before race scheduled time.
"BUT it never runs to schedule?" : With the large number of athletes entering multiple events it is very difficult to schedule; please be patient with officials and expect to spend time there.
I am not happy with a result? In Crusaders sportsmanship comes first. If you are not happy with a result DO NOT CHALLENGE THE OFFICIAL (they have voluntarily given their time); please refer to John Caird, Jim O’Neill or Maria Caird ONLY.
Any hints to make the weekend more enjoyable? Be prepared to spend time there. Your athlete may have to complete heats and a final; bring food, drinks, extra clothes etc.
Where do I park? There will be parking on the campus BUT, it will get very busy. We recommend you arrive early.
How will I know when my race is on? Listen carefully to announcements and follow timetable but, remember it is subject to change on the day. Crusaders coaches will be around on the day and will also assist.
They won't let me on the track with my athlete/child? Only officials are allowed track side. It is normal for there to be a call area which is where your athlete is brought to when their race is called. You will then return to the viewing area.
I don't have a Crusaders singlet OR T-shirt? Your coach can get you one at training. T-shirts are now €10 and Singlet €20.
My athlete does not have spikes? Spikes are not a necessity but, do give an advantage. Our members have found the following shops very helpful in the past: Grandstand Sports, 106 Patrick Street, Dun Laoghaire. Runzone 27/29 Orwell Road , Rathgar. We also have a bag of spikes in the SHED. If you have spikes that no longer fit please bring them down and swap for a pair in your athletes size.