England Athletics value the importance of competitive international opportunities for athletes and upcoming opportunities are as listed. The aim of selections for these teams will be to enable the best athletes in England to compete internationally. Developing athletes of any age will be considered for inclusion in international competition and some emphasis will be placed on the Under 23 age group.
The England Athletics’ Teams and Competitions Manager will collate team nominations for the final selection. Nominations will be ranked in order of priority before being presented to the final England selection panel.
Selection panel to be drawn from:
- England Athletics Head of Coaching & Athlete Development
- England Athletics Teams and Competitions Manager
- England Athletics Coach & Athlete Development Managers
- British Athletics Performance Representative – usually a Technical Development Manager
England Athletics will work with British Athletics to identify inclusive competition opportunities for both the indoor and outdoor seasons, seeking to cause a minimum of clashes which may cause problems for athletes. The teams selected for England will not necessarily be the highest ranked or fastest athletes in England. The Selection Panel will select athletes based on athletes’ form, fitness and competition history.
- Athletes needing competitions as part of their preparation for major Championships
- Athletes needing opportunities to achieve qualifying standards
- Athletes returning from injury
- Development opportunities
Coaches and athletes wishing to be considered for selection should notify England Athletics Teams and Competitions Manager, Andy Day email@example.com of their desire to compete prior to selection. To be considered for selection, athletes be eligible to compete for England (including being a full British passport holder).
2019 selection events
|26 January 2019||Vienna Indoor Classic (Austria)|
|27 January||Élan Indoor Meeting (Bratislava, Slovakia)|
|29 January tbc||Hustopeče - high jump only (Czech Republic)|
|3 February||R.I.G Reykjavik Games (Iceland)|
|19 May||Loughborough International (Senior)|
|24 July||Welsh U20 International (Cardiff)|
|3 August||Home Countries International U18 U16 Team (Dublin)|
|14 August||Manchester International|
Team Management opportunities
It is the aim that England Athletics team management opportunities will be offered to volunteer coaches where possible, with an aim that 50 percent of team management will come from outside the full time professional England Athletics ranks. Coach and Athlete Development Managers will work to identify potential team managers and offer international coaching opportunities through the Teams and Competitions Manager where appropriate. Full support will be offered to all new team managers, under the direction of the lead coach for each team and feedback will be offered to all team staff after each competition. All team managers will be expected to feedback to the lead coach and personal coaches on the performances and other observations of athletes.
To be part of the England team staff or management at internationals, coaches will need to be actively engaged in England Athletics programmes such as:
- Charter Mark Universities
- Targeted events (Steeplechase / Marathon / Walks / 400m Hurdles)
- Talent programme
- Club Run and Tracknights
- Javelin Development Project