Senior Talent Programme

The England Athletics Senior Talent Programme (STP) aims to support athletes and their coaches who are targeting representative vests at a Senior England level.  This is the final tier of the England talent pathway and will bring together Senior athletes and coaches with a view to share knowledge and practice and offer an annual programme of activity and international competition.  In addition, for 2022, there is a specific Commonwealth Games Medal support programme leading into the Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

England Athletics Senior Talent Pathway Programme 2021 to 2022

Aims of the programme

The STP aims to assist in the development of Senior England International athletes and coaches, to help prepare athletes for international competition and to share knowledge and best practice. Delivery will be through a programme that will involve:

  • Athlete and coach training camps in England  and abroad where appropriate (please note that these are self-funded trips)
  • Coach webinars, masterclasses, and conferences
  • Small team international opportunities
  • Full team opportunities
  • Mentor support via Talent Event Leads (where appropriate)

Invitation to athletes and coaches

  • Athletes whose performance profile reflects those who are realistically aiming to represent England at Senior International level and challenging for Commonwealth Games selection (see Table 1).
  • England Athletics Event Group Leads and/or British Athletics Event Lead recommendation.

B2022 Commonwealth Games Programme

Aims of the programme

The England Athletics Commonwealth Games Medal Support Programme (CGP) aims to support athletes to prepare for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games who have a realistic medal opportunity, and/or who were part of the 2021 Olympic team.   Numbers on this programme are, by definition (realistic medals), small and standards high from analysis done on previous Games results. This programme is in addition to the England Athletics Senior Talent Programme and only leads to the Games. Delivery will be through a programme that will involve:

  • Individual Athlete Planning with athlete and personal coach
  • Athlete and coach training camps in England and abroad to help prepare for the Games
  • Access to performance support services to assist preparation.
  • Coach webinars, masterclasses, and conferences
  • Small team international opportunities
  • Full team opportunities

Invitation to athletes and coaches

Invitations to be part of the CGP will be sent out to athletes following the selection meeting in November 2021. Athletes who are not invited to the above programmes, who believe should be considered, can contact the relevant Event Group Lead to provide a case for inclusion.

Notes

Athletes on the World Class Programme (WCP), or any other funded performance programme, are ineligible for selection to the CGP. However, in the event an athlete is removed from the WCP/other funded performance programme, England Athletics will review the athlete’s performance profile, and if in line with the selection policy, they may be offered a place on the CGP.

Even if an athlete fulfils all eligibility criteria and achieves all relevant selection criteria, that athlete may not achieve a place on the CGP. The number of places is limited, and England Athletics may prioritise other athletes based on medal potential in other events.  Such decisions are at the discretion of the Selection Panel.

Standards (table 1)

EVENTS Commonwealth Games Medal Programme (CGP)
MEN
Senior Talent Programme
(CG Standard)
MEN
Senior Talent Programme (CG Standard)
WOMEN
Commonwealth Games Medal Programme (CGP)
WOMEN
100m 10.08 10.18 11.32 11.21
200m 20.30 20.50 23.00 22.77
400m 45.24 45.70 51.60 51.08
800m 1:43.90 1:45.50 2.00.75 1:58.90
1500m 3:33.70 3:37.00 4.07.00 4:03.30
5000m 13:17.90 13:30.00 15.30.00 15:16.10
10000m 27:34.80 28.00.00 32.15.00 31:46.00
10k walk 40:52.60 41:30.00 47:15.00 46:32.50
Marathon 2:11.59 2:14:00 2:34:00 2:31:41
110m / 100m hurdles 13.48 13.62 13.20 13.07
400m hurdles 49.10 49.60 56.00 55.44
3000m steeplechase 8:27.30 8:35.00 9:40.00 9:31.30
Long jump 8.07 7.95 6.50 6.60
High jump 2.28 2.25 1.87 1.90
Triple jump 16.85 16.60 13.65 13.85
Pole vault 5.53 5.45 4.30 4.36
Javelin 78.16 77.00 56.00 56.84
Shot 19.69 19.40 17.00 17.26
Discus 60.90 60.00 56.50 57.35
Hammer 71.05 70.00 65.00 65.98
Decathlon / Heptathlon 7866 7750 5850 5938

STP and CGP Cohorts