As part of Team Scotland’s countdown to the Bahamas 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games in July, we will be featuring each of the seven sports in which Scottish athletes will be competing.
Next up in our Sport Focus is Boxing, the only sport in which Team Scotland has won medals at every single Commonwealth Games since they began in 1930. Team Scotland boxers have also won medals at every Youth Games in which the sport has been included.
Look out for all things Boxing on the Team Scotland website and social media channels over the coming week as we highlight the sport through news articles, interviews and a wealth of Boxing facts and figures.
Take a tour through Scotland’s success in Commonwealth Games Boxing, read up on the rules and events and browse the Boxing specific photo galleries on our dedicated Boxing page.
Team Scotland 2017
Team Scotland has selected nine boxers for the Bahamas 2017 Youth Games, including Megan Gordon, the first female boxer ever to represent Scotland at a Commonwealth Games event, as well as Sam Hickey and Lewis Johnstone, both medallists at last year’s European Junior Championships.
Team Scotland will compete in Athletics, Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Cycling, Judo, Swimming and Tennis at the Bahamas 2017 Youth Games which take place in Nassau from 18-23 July.
You can show your support by uploading photos and messages on our supporters page and give Team Scotland’s athletes a boost as they prepare for one of the biggest competitions of their career to date!
The Commonwealth Youth Games
The Commonwealth Youth Games concept was created by Scotland as a development opportunity to give athletes under 18 years of age an international multi-sport Games experience. It aims to bridge the gap between young athletes competing in their own sports specific events and the often challenging first experience of a senior Commonwealth Games.
The first Youth Games were held in Edinburgh in 2000 as part of Scotland’s Millennium celebrations. Athletes from 14 countries competed in Edinburgh and the event quickly proved to be a great success. The Youth Games now attracts entries from all 70 nations and territories of the Commonwealth and has been the introduction to multi-sport Games for a host of international stars.
Find out more about the Commonwealth Youth Games and Team Scotland’s past success in our Youth Games section.