International Children's Games Gala in Coventry


Every year since 1997, Coventry has sent a team of young athletes to The International Children’s Games. The cost of sending the Coventry team has always been covered through generous sponsorship by individuals and organisations. Over the years, the Games’ fund has become depleted.

The Albany Theatre Coventry presents a spectacular Gala on Friday 17 February at 7:30pm which will raise funds to help send this year’s team to Kaunas in Lithuania, and to also build up the reserves to help in future years.

The Gala is being organised by Albany Young Producers, a new group of 16 to 25 year old volunteers based at the theatre. The Gala features talented young performers from the local area – young performers raising money for young athletes, organised by young producers. Brilliant!


The gala is a variety performance featuring acts including:

  • Charlie Blackwood - Solo Singer
  • Elite Dance Academy - Dance Troupe
  • Tazmin Barnes - Solo Singer
  • Ffion Rebecca - Solo Singer
  • Coventry Youth Jazz Orchestra
  • Street Mix Youth Theatre & Dance Academy - Dance Troupe
  • Jodie Dickson - Solo Contemporary dancer
  • Catlin Gee - Monologue


Tickets Prices : Sponsor Ticket £30 | Adult £10 | Concession £7
All money raised goes to our Coventry Athletes

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We have written to all the athletes at their last known address, but many will have moved on. Do you know anybody who took part in the games? We plan to display memorabilia from the games over the years – athletes are asked to contact Rebecca Finley, Albany Young Producers – rebecca.finley(at)

Would you like to sponsor the event?
Would you like to get your name into the souvenir programme as a sponsor, with or without an advert? Again, all money raised will go to the Fund. Please contact Rebecca for more information.

Merci beaucoup, Mayor Laurent Ballif!!!

Mayor Laurent Ballif from Vevey / Switzerland finishes his great work and contribution for ICG!

Laurent started his unique ICG career as early as 1974 when he participated as Coach of Vevey Swimming Team in the 5th International Children's Games in Darmstadt / Germany.

When in 2004 Laurent served as a City Representative of Vevey for the first time during the 38th International Children's Games in Cleveland / USA two of his children competed as athletes for Vevey. His wife Catherine and the two other children were also present. These latter two have been participants of the 33rd International Children's Games in Szombathely / Hungary in 2001 and of the 44th International Children's Games in Manama / Bahrain in 2010.

In 2006 during the 40th International Children's Games in Bangkok / Thailand Laurent served as Mayor / City Representative and, just like in 1974, as a Coach of Vevey Swimming Team.

In 2009 Laurent Ballif together with Mayor Wehrli from Montreux organized the outstanding 4th International Children's Winter Games Montreaux-Vevey / Switzerland next to Lake Geneva.

In 2016 Mayor Laurent Ballif has been a City Representative for the last time in the 7th International Children's Winter Games in Innsbruck / Austria.

Laurents ICG-career over 42 years!!! as a coach, as a father of four children that participated as athletes in the International Children's Games, as mayor / city representative, and - last but not least - as an organizer of Winter Games in Switzerland is simply amazing. His unique support for the development of the International Children's Games deserves great appreciation!

Therefore we wish to say: Merci beaucoup, Mayor Laurent Ballif

Host City Agreement signed in Kaunas


Kaunas, Lithuania will be the next ICG Host City in the summer of 2017.

One of the milestones in the procedure of becoming an ICG Host City is the official Signing Ceremony of the Host City Agreement.

The ceremony took place on Friday, 16th of September, in presence of Povilas Maciulis, Deputy Mayor of Kaunas, ICG President Torsten Rasch, ICG Secretary General Richard Smith, and many more officials in charge of the International Children's Games 2017 which we are very much looking forward to.

Please see our little Gallery of Photos from the Signing Ceremony in Kaunas.

Get ready for ICG Kaunas 2017


Only 301 days to go until the opening of the Kaunas International Children's Games 2017!

If you want to know more about the beautiful Lithuanian hosting city of the 51st ICG Summer Games, you now have the chance to do so through the offiical website of the Kaunas International Children's Games 2017.

Former ICG participant Kylie Masse wins bronze in 100m backstroke

Congratulations!!! - The ICG family is very proud to announce that Kylie Masse from Windsor / Canada is returning back from the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro / Brazil having won a bronze medal in the women's 100 m backstroke event at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 8, 2016.

Kylie had participated in the 2011 International Childrens's Games in Lanarkshire / Scotland receiving five medals at the time and in the 2012 International Childrens's Games in Daegu / Republic of Korea. She also won gold in the 100 m backstroke at the 2015 Summer Universiade.

ICG 2016 Innsbruck – remember an unforgettable week in the heart of the Alps!

Only three weeks to go before the International Children's Summer Games 2016 in New Taipei City, Taiwan will be opened. The perfect time to remember the last big ICG event: the International Children's Winter Games 2016 in Innsbruck, Austria.

31 medal decisions in eight sport disciplines over the period of five exciting days. 800 athletes and coaches from all over the world, 500 volunteers and 200 helpers from clubs and associations, as well as thousands of visitors at the Homebase and in all the other venues. The colourful Innsbruck 2016 International Children’s Games (ICG) were a great success.

The Innsbruck Games were "Green Games" as well as they did not only attach utmost importance to environmental protection and sustainability during the Games. Following the Games advertising material (banners, tarpaulins, etc.) was turned into creative bags in the framework of a social project and therewith souvenirs to remember a special time were created. These bags are also messages to go can be purchased in this online shop: It is definitely worth taking a look!

After receiving many requests, the organisers also decided to sell the fashionable ICG 2016 clothing sets consisting of a high-quality fleece jacket and vest. Whoever wants to become an ambassador of the ICG, can take this unique chance and grab one of the last pieces of our top-quality uniform collection for a special price:

To remember the Games the ICG 2016 Winter Games Organising Committee published a final report with many figures, facts and pictures of the Innsbruck 2016 International Children’s Games. Have a look here: Official report of the 2016 Innsbruck International Children's Games.

The best moments of the colourful Innsbruck 2016 International Children’s Winter Games can also be experienced once more in this great video:

See you soon in New Taipei City!

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