Commonwealth Games Scotland (CGS), in conjunction with Scottish Hockey and Boxing Scotland, has confirmed today the sports specific selection standards required in these sports for nomination to Team Scotland for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. These are in addition to the criteria laid down in the General Selection Policy published in January 2020.
This means that 16 of the 19 sports on the programme have now agreed the sport specific standards required for athletes to put themselves in the frame for competing at Birmingham 2022.
Boxing is the only sport in which Team Scotland has won at least one medal at every Commonwealth Games since they began in 1930 and the class of 2022 will be looking to continue that record. Boxing competition at Birmingham 2022 will take place across eight weight categories for men and six for women, with a maximum of one entry per nation in each category. Nominations to Team Scotland will be based on Boxing Scotland’s points matrix, with boxers receiving ranking points for top six finishes at identified tournaments during the selection window, which closes on 2 May 2022.
For Men’s and Women’s Hockey, Scotland’s participation in the Games is subject to each team receiving an invite to compete from the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) based on world rankings as at 1 December 2021. If an invitation to compete for either or both teams is received, the invitation will be accepted in line with CGS General Selection Policy, with teams required to show the potential to place in the top six in the Games through world ranking or identified tournament results.
The full policies and standards for Hockey and Boxing can be viewed here.
The overall Team Scotland selection period detailed in the CGS General Selection Policy is 1 March 2021 to 15 May 2022. This policy, along with the detailed selection standards for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in all sports published to date are available to download at: https://www.teamscotland.scot/games/birmingham-2022/team-selection/