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british athletes to focus on commonwealth youth games in 2017

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14 December 2016 

British Athletics has announced that they will not be sending an Under 18 British Athletics team to the IAAF World Youth championships in Kenya, 12-16 July, 2017.

The championships – set to be staged In Nairobi - are the last ever World level youth competition after the IAAF decided they would work with Area Associations to find a more appropriate competition structure for assisting the career development of under 18 age group athletes.

With events such as the newly launched European Youth Championships in Tbilisi in 2016, opportunities at area-level competition for the youth age group are being further developed and British athletes will now focus their energies on qualifying for the Commonwealth Youth Games being staged in Nassau, Bahamas 19-23 July 2017 as part of their respective home country teams.