International Children's Games 2018

The International Children's Games offers an exciting and unique sporting and cultural opportunity for Lake Macquarie athletes aged 12-15 years old to compete in International competition from July 29th- August 3rd in Jerusalem, Israel.


Jerusalem is an extremely unique city. A place of tradition, religion, and history, but also increasingly, of modern culture and heritage. 


The International Children's Games (ICG) is a recognised member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and is the largest multi-sport youth games in the world, delivering a unique sports and cultural experience for young people.The Games brings together an alliance of cities and individuals from around the globe who have a common goal of forming friendships and peace through sport.


A team of 12 swimmers, track and field athletes and tennis players has been named to represent the City of Lake Macquarie at the International Children’s Games (ICG) in Jerusalem from 29 July to 3 August 2018.



eam Lake Mac will be managed by the Hunter Academy of Sport and accompanied by the Mayor of Lake Macquarie, Councillor Kay Fraser.


The athletes selected for Team Lake Mac are: Caleb Baker, Skye Southam, Brew Austin, Dillon Siv and Emily Dobbins (swimming); Benjamin Roberts, Travis Petersen, Bryce Webber, Jemma Pollard and Jasmine Roberts (athletics); and, Erica Wattus and  Millie Warham (tennis).


“The International Children’s Games is a high-level competition that uses the medium of 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.


“All of the competitors are aged between 12 and 15 so it is a rare chance for them to compete internationally and gain maturity as an athlete, all while making new friends and learning about other cultures,” Ms Turner said.


Four coaches have been appointed to guide the athletes in their preparation and accompany the team to Jerusalem: Mavis Godber and Gerrard Keating (athletics), Karen Leth (swimming) and Christina Laurie (tennis).


Please visit HERE for the offical Games website.