English athletes gave a huge contribution as Team England made history on day five of the Commonwealth Youth Games, Team England enjoyed the nation's best ever day at a Youth Games. Medals were secured in the pool, on the track and field, the beach volleyball court and in the boxing ring. By the end of an amazing session of sport, eight gold, two silver and four bronze medals had been won across the sports with England dominating the medal table.
It was another successful day for the England team at the Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas, with a bronze medal and a number of athletes through to finals as many of the track events saw qualifying rounds.
The first athletics session of the 2017 Bahamas Commonwealth Youth Games saw England Athletes off to a great start. Team England opening ceremony flagbearer Holly Mills led the way once again with the gold medal in the women's long jump as Lucy Hadaway took bronze, and more medals in the men's 1500m for Joshua Lay and Luke Duffy.
England Athletics are pleased to announce a junior mountain running trial race in Sedbergh on 27th August for the 2017 Junior Home International which will be hosted by Scotland and take place at Peebles on 16th September.
European Youth Long Jump Champion Holly Mills has been selected as Team England's opening ceremony flag bearer at the Commonwealth Youth Games.
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We are pleased to announce registrations are now open for our outdoor track and field U17 and U15 Individual Championships. These will be held at Bedford International Stadium on 26th and 27th August. You can register with a paper entry or online.
There were superb performances throughout a packed programme of activity which saw a National Age Group record, championship bests being smashed, and tremendous competition throughout the day.
The field eventers were to the fore on the first day of the New Balance English Schools' AA Track Field Championships at Birmingham's Alexander Stadium. New Championship Best Performances were set and medals decided amongst England's best young athletes.
We are pleased to announce registrations are now open for our outdoor track and field U17 and U15 Combined Events Championships. These will be held at Sportcity in Manchester on 12th and 13th August. You can register with a paper entry or online.