Team Lake Mac for 2020 International Children’s Games

Sixteen local swimmers and track and field athletes will represent the City of Lake Macquarie at the International Children’s Games (ICG) in Kecskemet, Hungary from 30 June to 5 July 2020. The ICG is the biggest youth multi-sport event in the world and is sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee. Lake Macquarie has been a regular participant in the annual Games since 2008 and in 2014 became the first Australian city to host the event.

The athletes chosen to represent Team Lake Mac at the Kecskemet Games are: Jacob Wheeler, Amber Xavier, Brooke Xavier, Jemma Pollard, Hannah Jarvis, Emily Richardson, Paige Wheeler, Amanda Young (athletics); and Chloe Scanlon, Ella Kohl, Taylor Allen, Amelia Hall, Blair Southam, Caleb Baker, Che Van Beek and Spencer Hamilton (swimming). Lake Macquarie Mayor Cr Kay Fraser has seen firsthand the many positive benefits, both in a competition and a social sense, that participants gain from competing at the International Children’s Games.

“The International Children’s Games is a high-level competition that uses sport to promote cultural awareness and interaction, so our young athletes participate not only as competitors but also as goodwill ambassadors for their city and country,” Cr Fraser said.

Head of Delegation, Karen Turner, from the Hunter Academy of Sport, said the Games were a great opportunity for emerging athletes.

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Photo courtesy of Lake Macquarie Council