Friday, June 21, 2024

Athletics: Proposal to change age groups in youth athletics

TO help address the significant drop-out from track and field athletics during teenage years, the Home Country Athletics Federations (Wales, Scotland, England and Northern Ireland) and UK Athletics are proposing the introduction of new age groups from April 2024.

The change would see U12, U14, U16 and U18 age groups being introduced to replace the existing U13, U15, and U17 age groups.

As part of a UK-wide consultation with the sport on this proposal, Welsh Athletics and England Athletics are hosting a series of webinars (see dates and times below). During the webinar we will share more detail of the research, rationale and options for implementation.

You can find further information on the proposals, downloadable documents of the rule changes, consultation timeline and a rulebook amendment template on the UKA website.

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