The CARIFTA Games is an annual athletics competition founded by the Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA). The games was first held in 1972 and consists of track and field events including sprint races, hurdles, middle distance track events, jumping and throwing events, and relays.
The CARIFTA Games is an annual junior athletics competition founded by Barbadian Austin Sealy in 1972. The Games has its origins in the Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA), which was made up primarily of countries from the English-speaking Caribbean.
The Games, run under IAAF Rules, are traditionally staged over the Easter weekend in one of the member states of CARICOM. The hosting of the Games at that time is to facilitate the school calendar of the young athletes.
There are two Carifta age-group categories -- Under 17 and Under 20 -- for both male and female and is comprised of most of the track & field disciplines -- running, jumping and throwing.