Commonwealth Games

Event-specific Selection Policy FAQ webinars

Following the release of our Team England track & field selection policy for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, we are hosting four special webinars in April and early May covering: Endurance, Jumps & Combined Events, Speed, and Throws. Aimed at athletes and coaches, each webinar will feature the England Athletics Event Group Lead talking about their specialism and answering FAQs as we focus on the ‘Journey to 2022’.

Joining each Event Group Lead will be Kelly Sotherton, Team England Track and Field Team Leader for Birmingham 2022.

At England Athletics, we have a great team of expert staff who have worked hard on creating the selection policy for the Games in 2022. We feel it’s really important that we communicate openly, clearly and concisely not just regarding the policy but also around the lead up to the Games next year as we all, as a sport, embark on the ‘Journey to 2022’. We look forward to welcoming as many athletes and coaches as possible to each of the webinars. Please see below the full details along with the link to register for the webinars.


Wednesday 5 May 6pm – Endurance: Birmingham 2022 Selection Policy Q&A
Hosted by: Spencer Duval (Event Group Lead, Endurance) and Kelly Sotherton
Click to register

The following webinars have now been delivered to help support athletes and coaches in relation the the selection policy:

Monday 12 April 7-8pm – Speed: Birmingham 2022 Selection Policy Q&A
Wednesday 14 April 7-8pm – Jumps and Combined Events: Birmingham 2022 Selection Policy Q&A
Thursday 15 April 8-9.30pm – Throws: Birmingham 2022 Selection Policy Q&A

Birmingham 2022 selection policy confirmed

We, in conjunction with Commonwealth Games England, are pleased to confirm the England Athletics Selection Policy and Para-Athletics Selection Policy for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

In addition, we can provide details for the England Athletics Appeals Policy and Athlete Allocation System (AAS) document.

In this video, Kelly Sotherton, Team England’s Track and Field Team Leader for Birmingham 2022, provides some of the key information, timelines and contact details contained within both selection policies. Watch below or click to view video on YouTube.

England Athletics Selection Policy

This document outlines the process by which England Athletics will arrive at its decisions to nominate athletes for selection for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

England Athletics Para-Athletics Policy

England Athletics has adopted the Athlete Allocation System (AAS) for the Para-Athletics events at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, in accordance with the Commonwealth Games Federation.

England Athletics Appeals Policy

This document sets out England Athletics Appeals Policy for all decisions relating to the nomination of an athlete to Commonwealth Games England for selection at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. It is the only applicable appeals procedure.

As Team England’s Track and Field Team Leader for Birmingham 2022, Kelly is determined to ensure that athletes and coaches have as much clarity and transparency as possible around selection for the Games.

The 2006 Commonwealth Games heptathlon champion and triple Olympic medallist said:

“I think one of the most important things about selection policy is how clear and concise it is. Previously maybe there’s been questions that have come from a selection policy. I want to make sure that I tackle those questions, ensure that the athletes and coaches are clear about what it takes to qualify for Birmingham 2022. I also want to be as transparent as possible so being communicative as often as possible and being there to ask and answer questions is important to me.”

Coach recruitment for Team England Track & Field team for Birmingham 2022

England Athletics is pleased to announce it has started the process for recruiting coaches to support England’s Track and Field team at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. The official roles across all disciplines will have a major impact on the collective and individual performance of Team England athletes at the Games.

Click here for more details and to apply.

A look back at Team England’s athletics success in 2018

In Gold Coast 2018, Team England’s track and field athletes and para athletes won five gold, five silver and seven bronze medals at the Commonwealth Games.

Commonwealth Games 2018 – Gold Coast, Australia

Gold Medals

  • Women’s 4 x 100m Relay: Asha Philip, Dina Asher-Smith, Bianca Williams, Lorraine Ugen
  • Men’s 4 x 100m Relay: Reuben Arthur, Zharnel Hughes, Richard Kilty, Harry Aikines-Aryeetey
  • Women’s Heptathlon: Katarina Johnson-Thompson
  • Women’s T38 100m: Sophie Hahn
  • Men’s Hammer: Nick Miller

Silver Medals

  • Women’s High Jump: Morgan Lake
  • Men’s T47 100m: James Arnott
  • Men’s 800m: Kyle Langford
  • Men’s 20km Race Walk: Tom Bosworth
  • Men’s T54 Marathon: John Smith

Bronze Medals

  • Women’s 5000m: Laura Weightman
  • Women’s Heptathlon: Niamh Emerson
  • Women’s 200m: Dina Asher-Smith
  • Women’s Long Jump: Shara Proctor
  • Men’s Pole Vault: Luke Cutts
  • Men’s T54 Marathon: Simon Lawson
  • Women’s T54 Marathon: Jade Jones