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Top competition on the way at BIGish Jumps and Throws Fest

There will be strong competition across a range of events at Bedford International Athletics Stadium this Bank Holiday Monday as the BIGish Jumps and Throws Fest returns. High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Shot, Discus Hammer will be showcased throughout the day and with almost 200 athletes of all ages entered from all over the country the event looks set for some excellent competitions.

Loughborough International 2017

As athletics seasons go, they don't get much more bigger than the summer of 2017. With not only qualification for London 2017 at stake for English athletes, but selection for the England team for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 2018, hitting the ground running in May this year has taken on more importance than ever.

Manchester International returns

The Manchester International sees England taking on a Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland Ulster, a GB NI Under 20 team as well as a combined British Athletics League/ UK Women' League team. Athletes competing at the UK CAU England Athletics Senior AAA's Championships will be putting themselves in the frame for the opportunity to represent their country in this international fixture.

Selection policy for Loughborough International: reminder

England Athletics aims to field the best possible Senior team at the Loughborough International on Sunday 21 May. The primary aim of selections for the team will be to contribute to the development of potential Commonwealth Games 2018 athletes via way of exposure to international competition and environment.

Update: U18 competition opportunities for national selection

Some new competition opportunities have been announced for U18* athletes who compete in the hurdles and throws and are looking to gain selection to the Commonwealth Youth Games in 2017. We would encourage athletes looking to gain selection to a national team to enter one or more of these competitions.

Selection policy for Loughborough International announced

England Athletics will aim to field the best possible Senior team at the Loughborough International on Sunday 21 May. The primary aim of selections for the team will be to contribute to the development of potential Commonwealth Games 2018 athletes via way of exposure to international competition and environment.

Looking ahead to the Commonwealth Games

Tuesday 4 April marks a year to go until the Commonwealth Games start on the Gold Coast. We caught up with Niamh Emerson, the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games high jump champion and 400m hurdles bronze medallist, to find out more about what the games in Samoa meant to her.

U18 competition opportunities for national selection

Key competition opportunities for U18* athletes who compete in the hurdles and throws and are looking to gain selection to the Commonwealth Youth Games in 2017 are now available and are listed here. We would encourage athletes looking to gain selection to a national team to enter one or more of these competitions.

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