The seventh edition of the Commonwealth Youth Games will take place on the Islands of Trinidad and Tobago between 4 – 11 August 2023.
The Games have traditionally taken place every four years with the first event being hosted in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2000. The most recent Commonwealth Youth Games was held in the Bahamas in 2017.
There are seven events on the Sport Programme for Trinbago 2023 including: Aquatics (Swimming) Athletics and Para Athletics, Beach Volleyball, Cycling (Road and Track), FAST5 Netball, Rugby Sevens and Triathlon.
Team England will be competing in four out of the seven sports and will not be represented in Rugby Sevens, Cycling or Triathlon.
The event will see more than 1,000 young athletes aged 14-18, from Nations and Territories across the Commonwealth.
This is the first Commonwealth Youth Games where para-events are included on the sport programme. Trinbago 2023 which will feature three male and three female para-athletics events.
A number of high-profile athletes first started their journey competing for Team England at previous Commonwealth Youth Games and have gone onto to achieve success at Senior Commonwealth Games.
Tom Dean (Swimming) who won seven medals at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, becoming the most successful English athlete at a single Games, competed at the Bahamas 2017 Youth Games.
Dina Asher Smith (Athletics), the fastest British women in history and multiple medal winner at the Olympics, World and European Championships and Commonwealth Games.
The Bello Brothers (Beach Volleyball) who most recently achieved Team England’s first ever Commonwealth Games medal in beach volleyball at Birmingham 2022, also won gold at the Bahamas 2017 Youth Games.
Alex Yee who competed in Athletics at the 2015 Samoa Youth Games, most recently won Team England’s first gold medal at Birmingham 2022 in Triathlon.
Swimmers, Alicia Wilson and Mason and James Wilby also competed at the Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas in 2017 and went on to represent Team England at Birmingham 2022.