Anguilla Amateur Athletic Federation

The Anguilla Amateur Athletic Federation (AAAF) is the governing body for the sport of athletics in Anguilla. Current president is Lorna Rogers.[1]

Anguilla Amateur Athletic Federation
SportAthletics
JurisdictionFederation
AbbreviationAAAF
Founded1978 (1978)
AffiliationIAAF
Affiliation date1978 (1978)
Regional affiliationNACAC
HeadquartersThe Valley
PresidentLorna Rogers
Vice president(s)Winston Duncan
SecretaryTracelyn Hamilton
ReplacedAnguilla Amateur Athletic Association
Official website
trackandfieldaxa.wordpress.com
Anguilla

HistoryEdit

AAAF was founded as Anguilla Amateur Athletic Association in 1978 and was affiliated to the IAAF the same year.[2]

AffiliationsEdit

AAAF is the national member federation for Anguilla in the following international organisations:

Olympic recognitionEdit

There is no separate Olympic Committee in Anguilla, as Anguilla is a British Overseas Territory, not an independent state. Therefore, athletes from Anguilla are not entitled to represent Anguilla at Olympic Games, but may compete for Great Britain, either while maintaining Anguillan qualification of IAAF events, or as all Anguillans are entitled to a British passport, by transferring allegiance to Great Britain for all events.[3]

Anguillan born long jumper Shara Proctor availed of the latter route to represent Great Britain at both the 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2013 World Championships. Anguillan sprint prospect Zharnel Hughes has indicated he may make a similar switch.[4]

National recordsEdit

AAAF maintains the Anguillian records in athletics.

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Anguilla Amateur Athletic Association, IAAF, retrieved 2 January 2013
  2. ^ ASOCIACIÓN INTERNACIONAL DE FEDERACIONES DE ATLETISMO - CONSTITUCIÓN EN VIGOR A PARTIR DEL 1 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2011 (PDF) (in Spanish), IAAF, p. 56, retrieved 13 October 2012
  3. ^ ANGUILLIAN OLYMPIAN GETS ROUSING WELCOME, Anguillian Newspaper, 28 September 2012, retrieved 2 January 2013
  4. ^ [Hughes may run for GB https://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/athletics/10735489/New-Usain-Bolt-Zharnel-Hughes-could-represent-Team-GB-in-Rio-Games.html]