Largest English team to leave British Isles for a Commonwealth Youth Games

England second most successful nation in Commonwealth Youth Games History

Seven English judoka are among 74 young athletes, aged between 14-18, to have been selected to represent Team England at this year’s Commonwealth Youth Games in The Bahamas.

The 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games will provide young athletes with a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable experience of a multi-sport competition to support their development.

This will be the first time Commonwealth Youth Games to have judo as one of its sports and will be a fantastic opportunity for the young judoka selected.

The seven-strong team includes 2016 -48kg British Junior champion Sian Bobrowska (pictured above), who you can hear from here, as well as the likes of Holly Bentham (-70kg) and Lachlan Moorhead (-73kg) who also medalled at the 2016 British Cadet Championships.

They will be joined in the Bahamas by fellow British judoka representing Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

A host of future stars will be heading to the Caribbean from 19-23 July 2017 competing in athletics, swimming, rugby 7s, beach volleyball, judo, boxing and tennis.

Notable young athletes in the squad include two-time national junior boxing champion Ivan Price, 2016 European Youth Championships Long Jump gold medallist Holly Mills and Beach Volleyball U20 British Champions Joaquin and Javier Bello, who will all have the opportunity to represent Team England for the first time.

They will follow in the footsteps of Team England and Olympic heroes Jessica Ennis-Hill, Beth Tweddle, James de Gale and Danny Care in representing England at the Commonwealth Youth Games.
The 2017 Bahamas Games will feature up to 1300 athletes who will compete across nine sport for 94 medals.

Team England Judo

Holly Bentham, Beverley

Sian Bobrowska, Worcester

Leah Grosvenor, Stourport-on-Severs

Thomas Lish, Abbots Langley

Lachlan Moorhead, Pennistone

Harry Zain Prosser, Surbiton

Imogen Ranner, Foxton