Thursday 7 September 2023
To bring our sport into further alignment with World Athletics and European Athletics and to help address the significant drop-out from track and field athletics during teenage years, the Home Country Athletics Federations (England, Scotland, Wales, 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, England Athletics and Welsh 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.
We would encourage as many athletes, coaches, clubs, parents, and event organisers as possible to attend one of these webinars to find out more, ask questions and provide feedback on this proposal.
Session 1 webinar (via Zoom)
When: 6:30pm – 8pm on 12 September
Session 2 webinar (via Zoom)
When: 6:30pm – 8pm on 18 September
Session 3 webinar (via Zoom)
When: 6:30pm – 8pm on 20 September
After registering for a session, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.