For over fifty years The Royal Canadian Legion has supported Canada’s youth through training and competition in track and field. The Legion Nationals are Canada’s premier outdoor competition for the U18 and U16 age groups. The event is truly national in scale as the Legion supports Provincial/Territorial teams from all provinces and territories in Canada. This support is provided exclusively through funding provided by the members of the Legion.
A team of athletes will be selected to represent Manitoba & North-West Ontario at the 2023 Legion U16/U18 National Championships held August 11-13th, 2023 in Sherbrooke, Quebec. This team is made possible with financial support provided by the Canadian Legion. In order to be selected to the team, athletes must have competed at the Legion Trials in Selkirk MB, July 7-8th, 2023.
TEAM SELECTION CRITERIA
- Athletes performances from the trials on July 7-8, 2023 will be compared to the average of the top 4 results in Canada over the past 3 years.
- Athletes MUST complete the online intent form to be considered for team selection
- An athlete’s percentage off the standard will be considered in conjunction with their placing at trials to pick the top 36 athletes across all event areas.
- Note: Placing 1st at trials does not guarantee selection to the team.
- Athletes ability to improve relay team performances as well as their behavior and positive representation of the Legion at previous Championships will also be considered.
In addition to the Legion Provincial Teams, 2023 Legion Nationals will also have Open athlete registration. Legion Nationals registration will open later this spring.
THE CHAMPIONSHIPS ARE OPEN TO BOTH BOYS AND GIRLS IN THE FOLLOWING AGE CATEGORIES:
U16 – 15 years and under, as of 31 December in the year of the Championships;
U18 – 17 years and under, as of 31 December in the year of the Championships.
Approximately 80% of Canada’s national track and field team have participated in the Legion program. Learn more about the history of this event at http://www.legion.ca/youth/youth-track-and-field/