The Sport Programme for Trinbago 2021 has now been confirmed with eight sports set to feature at the Commonwealth Youth Games next year.
The seventh edition of the competition, which began in Scotland in 2000, will take place in Trinidad & Tobago from 1-7 August 2021.
The eight sports that will feature at the 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games are:
Athletics and Swimming must be included at each Youth Games with the host nation choosing a number of other sports to complete the programme. Netball makes its Commonwealth Youth Games debut in a Fast5 format, while Beach Volleyball returns after a successful first outing at Bahamas 2017. Boxing, a Youth Games fixture since Bendigo 2004, is once again included as are Rugby 7s and Tennis, which both make their fifth Youth Games appearance. Following Road Cycling events in 2011 and 2017, Track events are also included for the first time since 2004.
The Sport Programme for Trinbago 2021 was confirmed at a meeting of the CGF Sports Committee in London and Team Scotland will work closely with the relevant governing bodies as preparations build towards the Games.
CGF President Dame Louise Martin said: “I am delighted that the Sports Programme for Trinbago 2021 has now been confirmed and that we have a truly competitive event for the young athletes of the Commonwealth. I would like to thank the Trinbago 2021 team and the CGF Sports Committee for their commitment to delivering a top-quality multi-sport event.
“The inspirational approach that Trinidad and Tobago have taken in their planning for the Commonwealth Youth Games is to be commended and we hope this continues as we enter the crucial planning stage for the event. Through hard work and commitment, Trinidad and Tobago have the potential to deliver a spectacular competition that will showcase the very best of the Caribbean.”
The first ever Commonwealth Youth Games was held in Edinburgh in 2000 with the event subsequently going to Australia, India, Isle of Man, Samoa and most recently the Bahamas in 2017.
Since its inception in 2000, the Youth Games has proved to be a fantastic development opportunity, with athletes such as Jen McIntosh, Josh Taylor, Charlie Flynn, Lynsey Sharp and Hannah Miley just some of those who have participated before going on to make their mark in the Commonwealth Games and on the world stage.