Over 35,500 primary school pupils from over 1800 schools' nationwide, covering junior infants to 6th class, completed the 2021 programme which included a new Intermediate section to cater for older class groups. 

Fit4Class is Athletics Ireland’s teacher-led programme that introduces primary school children to athletics in a fun, engaging and non-competitive environment. The programme consists of a Beginner section and an Intermediate section. Fit4Class Beginners is a 10-week programme for junior infants to 3rd class which focuses on the use of games to develop fitness, whilst enhancing agility, balance, and co-ordination - all fundamental to long term physical athletic development. Fit4Class Intermediate is designed to introduce 4th-6th class to a number of athletics events while also working on the fundamentals covered in the beginner section. Registration and participation is free.

The 2022 Fit4Class programme opened for registration in mid January 2022 and capacity was reached within 3 days. We have over 43,000 pupils taking part from over 1000 schools around the country. Best of luck and enjoy to all taking part. 

Please Note:

If you have any queries, please contact programme coordinators Conor Wilson at or Gerard O'Donnell at 

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