St Helens Athletics Carnival promotes equality for all
The St Helens Athletics Carnival may be the last in the summer carnival series but now offers equal prize money for both female and male competitors considered by last year's committee as a no brainer but important to the ideology of the Club, equality and fairness for all.
"It was decided to create equity in prize money because it is simply the right thing to do in this day and age. Society expectations have changed and with that comes equity and overall fairness. As a progressive Club we need to lead the way in implementing positive change and send a strong message that we appreciate everyone who participates,"
" We are increasing the level of junior participation, through Little Athletics this year, because we strongly believe in identified pathways for our juniors and want them to not only perform in front of their idols but also watch them later in the day and aspire to be as successful,"
"We want all competitors to feel appreciated and have the best opportunity to show their skills in an environment that clearly says 'the culture of this Carnival is based on inclusion, well being and skill development."
The St Helens Athletics Carnival is held at the St Helens Sports Complex, Young Street, St Helens on January 18th. This will be the event's 66th year.
As the last event in the Summer Carnival Series it is an ideal way to celebrate the end of the series - in a beautiful environment competing with mates and showcasing elite skills to a really appreciative crowd of locals and holiday makers. The health and wellbeing of all is important to us. This Carnival has a quality atmosphere and provides a relaxed experience within an event culture based on 'everyone matters.
The carnival is also unique in that it not only features track-n-field and cycling but a woodchop event as well.
This year the post carnival event will again include popular artist Luke Parry playing from 6.00pm until 9.00pm