Africa Week Athletics

Africa Week Athletics takes place around Africa Day (May 26th) each year and provides the opportunity for people from an immigrant background - and in particular people of African background - living in Ireland to participate in the sport of athletics. Global and local athletes from all different backgrounds come together to compete in a range of athletic events for juveniles from U-8 to U-18.


  • Introduce the sport of athletics to people of an immigrant background living in Ireland through an intercultural family event
  • Identify from the event talented athletes of an immigrant background that could aspire to reach a high standard in the sport and provide advice to them (or their families where applicable) on pathways into the sport