The Commonwealth Youth Games - We Are England
The Commonwealth Youth Games
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The Commonwealth Youth Games

Jessica Ennis-Hill, Beth Tweddle, Louis Smith, James Degale, Ian Stannard, Danny Care and Danny Cipriani; just some of the big names England have seen at the Commonwealth Youth Games.

In 1999 at the Commonwealth Games Federation's General Assembly, the Chair of the Commonwealth Games Council for Scotland Louise Martin put forward a proposal for the Commonwealth Youth Games, as an event aimed at giving young people across the Commonwealth something to strive for. It was felt that many promising young athletes were being lost during the transitional period between youth and senior events and that a competition for a specific age group would provide a taste of what could lie ahead.

The first Youth Games were held in Edinburgh in 2000. Since then the Youth Games have provided a chance for smaller nations to act as hosts. This July, Team England will travel to the Bahamas with around 100 team members. The Youth Games has become a key opportunity at which to spot the stars of the future of English sport. 

Find out how England have fared here and for a list of some of our best Commonwealth Youth Games competitors, click here.