England team selected for inaugural Loughborough Pathway International

We are delighted to name a 20-strong England team ahead of this weekend’s inaugural Loughborough Pathway International.

Saturday's event should provide ideal preparation for some of the country's most exciting young throwers as they look to build on their careers across discus, hammer, javelin, and shot put.

Para-athletes will compete as part of the England set-up, boosting the line-up of talent on show at the well-known and popular Paula Radcliffe track on the Loughborough University campus.

Lining up against the England team will be some of the UK and Europe’s most talented throwers in a new and exciting competition. Athletes will be aiming to achieve nomination standards for the Commonwealth Youth Games, European U20 and U23 Championships, World Athletics and World-Para Championships. 

Isaac Delaney (club: Preston Harriers, coach: Greg Beard) and Charlotte Payne (Reading AC, Paul Dickenson) have been nominated captains for the England men’s and women’s teams respectively, representing a huge honour for both athletes.

Isaac, competing in the under-20 shot put, said:

“It’s a privilege to not only be selected for England and be amongst such a talented group of athletes, but also be given the opportunity to captain such an incredible team. Everyone works so hard to get to this point and it’s amazing to be able to showcase our skills at this level. I’m excited to compete along with everyone else and hopefully we see some big results.”

Charlotte, competing in the under-23 hammer, said:

“It is an absolute honour to be named captain of the England team. It is exciting to be leading such a talented team of young athletes and I look forward to seeing everyone make Team England proud. Every athlete will have a different goal in mind for the competition but overall, we are in for a very thrilling day of athletics.”

England Team Leader, Paul Head, said:

“Congratulations to all athletes, and their coaches on selection for the inaugural Pathway International. It is an honour for me personally to lead them on this occasion. Selection is testimony to the hard work that has been put in during the winter. This is an opportunity to compete in a great throwing environment, whilst honing their skills and learning about competing on an international stage. Good luck to all taking part.” 

England Athletics Event Group Lead for Throws, Nick Ridgeon, said:

“Firstly, congratulations to all of the athletes selected to represent England at the Loughborough Pathway International. Secondly, congratulations and thanks must also go to their personal coaches and support teams who work tirelessly to nurture their talent. Finally, congratulations and thanks should also go to the England team staff that have been selected to support the team on the day and have also been working hard in the build up to the event to ensure the selection process is transparent and robust.

“Thank you to David Turner and the team at Loughborough University Sport for helping us organise this event. Thank you also to our sponsors NeuffLoughborough Finance for Sport and  TrainInSpain for providing amazing prizes for athletes and financial support for the event.

“Finally, thank you to all the team staff working at the various governing bodies for supporting the event by bringing such talented young throwers. I wish you all the very best for the competition and hope you enjoy the day. I look forward to seeing you there.” 

The Loughborough Pathway International is part of England Athletics’ ongoing commitment to working with partners to create and support inclusive athlete-centred talent pathways which enable athletes and their coaches to develop, progress and improve performances in all disciplines at every level, as evidenced in our strategy for athletics and running.

The full England team for the 2023 Loughborough Pathway International:

Annabel AmadinSale HarriersRobert GaisieU18 Shot Put
Fabio Zamparelli (F20)Cornwall ACMo PearsonU23 Shot Put
Isaac DelaneyPreston HarriersGreg BeardU20 Shot Put
Amy Thompson (F41)Liverpool Pembroke & SeftonDave BrownU18 Shot Put
Taia TunstallHarrow ACN/AU23 Discus
Teddy GannonWSEHGarry PowerU20 Discus
Caden UzoigweTraffordMichael MartinU20 Discus
Bebe Jackson (F44)Harrow ACDavid BauerU18 Discus
Nubia Evans-ShieldCity of Plymouth ACGraham MoncurU18 Discus
Charlotte PayneReading ACPaul DickensonU23 Hammer
Kai BarhamDartford Harriers ACPaul HeadU20 Hammer
Owen MerrettYate ACJohn PearsonU20 Hammer
Ben EastTeam KennetLuke AngellU23 Javelin
Michael AllisonWSEHTom DobbingU20 Javelin
Callum TaylorHarrow ACBronwin CarterU20 Javelin
Charlie EvansBanbury HarriersFelicity DawesU20 Javelin
Sophie HamiltonBristol and WestDavid TurnerU20 Javelin
Harriet WheelerWest CheshireDavid McKayU18 Javelin
Tom RutterHAWCJohn WaughU18 Javelin
Ayesha JonesMarshall Milton Keynes ACJanina PownallU18 Javelin

Featured image: Bedford 27 August 2022. Annabel Amadin, winner of the under 17 women's shotput. Photo by Mark Shearman.