The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has revealed today the nations selected for the team sports events at the Trinbago 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games, taking place on the twin island nation of Trinidad and Tobago from 4-11 August.

The team sports programme at Trinbago 2023 will see 44 international teams, representing 23 nations around the Commonwealth, compete across Beach Volleyball, FAST5 Netball and Rugby Sevens. All three disciplines are being hosted in Tobago.

Team England is confirmed to compete in Beach Volleyball and FAST5 Netball, in addition to the individual events of Athletics, Para Athletics and Swimming.

It will be the first time ever FAST5 Netball is included on the Youth Games programme and competition for the inaugural title promises to be high, with Team England, hosts Trinidad and Tobago, Australia, South Africa, Botswana, Canada, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Scotland all featuring. Taking place at the Shaw Park Cultural Complex from 8-10 August, FAST5 Netball’s shorter, faster format is set to captivate fans.

In the men’s Beach Volleyball competition, Team England will be looking to defend the title against a broad field that includes Canada, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and South Africa. As will Australia, who will be taking on teams including the Cayman Islands, Scotland, Kenya and Bermuda in the women’s event. The beautiful Pigeon Point Beach will be the competitions’ home from 5-10 August.

CGF President, Dame Louise Martin, commented: “We are thrilled to unveil the nations competing in the team sports at Trinbago 2023. The Beach Volleyball, FAST5 Netball and Rugby Sevens competitions are set to be highly competitive, with nations from across the Commonwealth vying for gold. It will be an unforgettable, inspiring experience for the young athletes involved and an opportunity for fans to see the stars of the future.

“We are particularly excited to announce the teams playing in the first ever FAST5 Netball competition. The dynamic and innovative format promises to be one of the highlights of the Games.”

The Commonwealth Youth Games is an invaluable springboard for the stars and leaders of tomorrow, contributing to the further development of youth sport throughout the Commonwealth. Trinbago 2023 will see more than 1,000 athletes and para-athletes, between the ages of 14-18, from the 72 nations and territories, participate in a total of seven sports - Aquatics (Swimming), Athletics and Para Athletics, Cycling (Road Race, Time Trial and Track) and Triathlon, as well as FAST5 Netball, Rugby Sevens and Beach Volleyball.

Final selected teams are as follows:

Beach Volleyball - Women's

  1. England
  2. Trinidad & Tobago
  3. Australia
  4. Bermuda
  5. Canada
  6. Cayman Islands
  7. Kenya
  8. Mozambique
  9. New Zealand
  10. Rwanda
  11. Scotland
  12. Vanuatu

Beach Volleyball - Men's

  1. England
  2. Trinidad & Tobago
  3. Australia
  4. Canada
  5. Cyprus
  6. Gambia
  7. New Zealand
  8. Rwanda
  9. South Africa
  10. Sri Lanka
  11. St Kitts & Nevis
  12. St Lucia

FAST5 Netball

  1. England
  2. Trinidad & Tobago
  3. Australia
  4. Botswana
  5. Canada
  6. Saint Vincent & Grenadines
  7. Scotland
  8. South Africa