Published On: Tue, May 31st, 2016

Qualifying for the NK and NACAC U-23 during the MCB Athletics Championships Curacao 2016

Carifta 2016 Glenka Antonia HJWILLEMSTAD - This June 10th and 11th the yearly MCB Athletics Championships Curacao 2016 take place in the Ergilio Hato Stadium. Once again, games in various disciplines are being organized, from high jumping, discus throwing to sprint and hurdles, in all age categories. The Curacao Athletics Association expects more than 200 participants.

“It is a very important year for the athletics association on Curacao because of the preparations for the CARIFTA Games which are being held on the island in the beginning of next year. The participants already have their focus on this large and unique sports event. Besides that, the athletes can qualify for a spot at the Dutch Caribbean Age Group Championships in Aruba, the NACAC U-23 in El Salvador or earn their place at the Dutch Championships in the Netherlands.” Says Willem Cordilia, president of the Curacao Athletics Association.

Because it is an Olympic year, there is more emphasis on athletics in general, but also on the Caribbean. Likely candidates in the athletics are from the Caribbean.

Willem Cordilia continues; “The association is working tirelessly to get more awareness for the sport to develop evenCarifta 2016 Kim Rossen start 400m more talents on Curacao. We are very happy that the athletes currently already have good examples in Churandy Martina, Liemarvin Bonevasia and other athletes and we would like to continue this in the future. This is also why the championships are a very important measurement throughout the athletics year.”

The athletes that participate in the championships, the association and the athletic clubs on the island invite everyone to come and encourage the athletes in the stadium on June 10th and 11th. On Friday June 10th the opening ceremony will take place at 7.00 PM.

On the Facebook page (Curacao Athletics Association) and website of the Athletics Association ( important information will be published about the program, the athletes and news about the sport. The registration for the championships closes on Saturday June 4th and can be done through the Athletics Clubs.

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