Athletics NI announce Commonwealth Youth Games Nassau 2017 Nomination Policy

01 February 2017

Athletics NI announce Commonwealth Youth Games Nassau 2017 Nomination Policy


The VI Commonwealth Youth Games will take place in Nassau, Bahamas from 19-23 July 2017. The Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games Council will be sending a small team to this championship and all sports will be competing for places on this team.


The Athletics team leader for Nassau, Laura Kerr, said “This is a fantastic opportunity for a number of our promising youth athletes. Based on 2016 performances and given the success of this group of athletes at the 2016 England Age Group Championships, where the NI & Ulster Team had its best medal haul to date, we expect this to be an extremely competitive process.  We hope that selected athletes will learn from their experience in the Bahamas and use this knowledge to help them progress to senior international level, reaching future senior Commonwealth Games.”


With this in mind Athletics Northern Ireland would like to make it clear that consideration for the Commonwealth Youth Games in Nassau will be primarily based upon guideline standards (British 2015 World Youth Qualification Standards) and Commonwealth youth rankings during the qualification period from 1 January 2017 until 6 May 2017. The size of the athletics team is unknown at this stage but is unlikely to be fewer than two or more than four athletes. Athletics NI will be giving priority to athletes with realistic medal potential.


These championships clash with the European Junior Championships / European Youth Olympic Festival and athletes will be expected to communicate to Athletics NI as well as Athletics Ireland / British Athletics what their priority competition will be.


For more information please contact, Tom Reynolds (Athlete Development Lead) via email or on 07841804034


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