U20 International 2024


The 2024 event will be held in Thames Valley Athletics Centre, Eton, on Saturday 17th August 2024.


Northern Ireland & Ulster Teams:

Purpose – The purpose of this competition, within the context of the Athletics NI Performance Pathway, is to prepare athletes for future international competition and athletes with domestic international to encourage successful opportunities.

Places per events –We aim to select one male and one female per event, dependent upon standards achieved. See standards table below. Relay teams will be largely made up of athletes selected for individual events.

Expression of Interest – We require any interested athletes to submit an expression of interest using the link below before midnight on the 17th July 2024. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS WILL BE A CONDITION OF SELECTION.

Expression of Interest Link – https://forms.gle/orNXA5681mw95yB37

Selection Panel - Selections will be made by a panel nominated by the Athletics NI Selection Committee and shall be made up as follows:

  1. A representative of the T&F Committee (Voting)
  2. The Athletics NI Performance Pathway Manager (voting)
  3. A representative of Ulster Athletics Council (voting)
  4. An Independent Coach (voting)
  5. Independent Chair (casting vote)

The chair of the selection panel may direct that assistance is sought (in a non-voting capacity) from anyone else that they feel may be of help. Any voting member of the Selection Panel shall declare any known conflict of interest in respect of any selection issue and shall not be entitled to vote on that issue.


Selection Criteria

  1. In making selections, the panel will take account of the following criteria:
  • Percentages of standard achieved in 2024
  • UK Power of 10 ranking (including Ulster athletes from NI & Ulster rankings) based on performances in 2024

Please note that achieving a standard does not guarantee a place on the team and, and the overall number of places is limited, selectors may use their discretion when making decisions. There will be no standards for Para Events and places will be considered by the panel based on Power of 10 rankings.

  1. Relay places for the Medley Relay will be selected by the panel based on:
  2. a) Power of 10 Rankings and Percentage of standard achieved
  3. b) Performance at NI & Ulster Championships (Head to head)
  4. c) Consistency of performance at high level
  1. Final Selection will be made on Monday 29th
  1. The standards for this event are listed below based on the events that England Athletics are offering at the International. To be valid standards must have been achieved in competitions after 1st January 2024.



U20 Men


U20 Women


















2000mSC (3000mSC)



110m Hur


400m Hur



Long Jump



High Jump


Pole Vault



Triple Jump













Under 20 Competitors must be 17, 18 or 19 years of age on 31st December 2024

For any queries regarding the U20 International please contact Performance Pathway Manager Tom Reynolds tom.reynolds@athleticsni.org


Appeals Process - There shall be no right of appeal to the selection made by the Panel.

De-Selection Process - De-selection of an athlete may occur following;

  1. Failure to achieve the standard fitness testing protocols
  2. Failure to adhere to the Athletics NI athlete code of conduct

In the event that an athlete sustains an injury following acceptance of their position on the team, they are required to inform the ANI Performance Lead immediately.


Confirmation of Team Staff - The team staff positions will be filled as required to support the team and will be confirmed by the Panel following the selection of the athletes.

Clean Sport - All athletes competing at this U20 International shall be deemed to have made themselves familiar with, and agreed to be bound by, the UKA Anti-Doping Rules and to submit to the authority of UK Anti-Doping in the application and enforcement of the Anti-Doping Rules.

The UKA Anti-Doping Rules apply to entrants participating in the sport of Athletics, for 12 months from the date of the entry to the event, whether or not the athlete is a citizen of, or resident in, the UK.

To check the status of registered medicines, please visit www.globaldro.com. For information on the Clean Athletics programme, testing procedures and for a copy of the full UKA Anti-Doping rules, please visit www.uka.org.uk/cleanathletics. For general Clean Athletics queries, please contact enquiries@cleanathletics.org.

Right to amend - Athletics NI reserves the right to amend this Selection Policy at its sole discretion and will make any amended version publicly available (including the date on which the amendment was made) at www.athleticsni.org.