Trinbago Team Guide

About the 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 daunting first experience of a senior multi-sport 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 71 nations and territories of the Commonwealth and has been the ideal introduction to multi-sport Games for a host of international stars.

Trinbago 2023 Facts & Figures

Trinbago 2023 will be the


Youth Games

Team Scotland is represented by


athletes and are involved in all seven sports

There will be competition in


sports at Trinbago 2023

Team Scotland’s athletes will have


staff to support them at Trinbago 2023

Up to 1000 athletes from


nations will compete

Of the staff travelling to Trinbago


have competed at a Commonwealth Games

Team Scotland Fact & Figures

Since 2000 Team Scotland has won a total of


Youth Games medals in the six previous Games

Of 320 athletes to compete for Team Scotland at a Youth Games


have gone onto compete at a senior Commonwealth Games

Team Scotland’s highest ever position on the medal table is


at both Bendigo 2004 and Bahamas 2017

After competing for Team Scotland at a Youth Games


athletes have gone on to win a Commonwealth Games medal

Top medal tally by an Scottish Youth Games athlete is


Scott McLay, Swimming, Bahamas 2017 (3 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)

The first Commonwealth Youth Games were held in


in Edinburgh, Scotland with 14 countries competing

Meet the Mascot

The Trinbago 2023 mascot is “Cocoyea” a leatherback turtle

Trinidad and Tobago has the 3rd largest population of turtles in the world

Cocoyea represents resilience in the face of difficulty

Has strong flippers sweep away any divisive elements

Shell depicts the national instrument “the pan”

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