The 9th annual Asian Community Games (ACG) is set to begin June 15, 2013. For the first time, fencing will be part of these Games with 48 athletes 14 years and younger.
With the addition of fencing, there will be total 11 games — track & field, swimming, soccer, basketball, volleyball, badminton, table tennis, cricket, golf, taekwondo and fencing — in which over 1,500 athletes are expected to participate.
The competitions are open to all communities.
“The Asian Community Games is not only for Asians, it welcomes everyone and is open to all Canadian communities,” Joseph Fong, chair of ACG 2013, told SAF. “The mission of our event is to promote health, wellbeing, sportsmanship and friendship.”
Our Y14 fencers qualified by ranking in the 2013 Youth 14 Provincial Championships and at the Ontario Summer Games last August. This event gives our younger athletes a taste of a Major Games event and a focus for their training throughout the year. We hope to make this a yearly event for our young athletes.
To see who qualified for the Games see here