Athletics team complete green and gold outfit for Trinbago 2023


A track and field squad of 25 completes the green and gold contingent set to compete for Australia at the Trinbago 2023 Commonwealth Games.

Bringing together the best and brightest talent from the Australian Junior Athletics Championships, the team includes national under 18 800m champion Daniel Williams and four-time junior discus champion George Wells.

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games team member Indiana Cooper will also start, alongside Grace Krause, who won the under 18 national 200m title, and Delta Amidzovski, who recently broke the national junior record of three-time Commonwealth Games medallist Sally Pearson in the 100m hurdles.

“I’m excited,” Amidzovski said.

“I feel that because I have had the experience of World Juniors last year, this one will be a lot easier to deal with the pressure and travel. This was one of my main goals for this year, so I’m happy that it has worked out.”

“I just have to go over there and not think about the pressure because it’s fun in its own way. The main goal was to get there so now I need to focus on those races and the long jump, I’m continuing to balance them because I love them both – I don’t have a favourite.”

Amidzovski also looks forward to embracing a new experience in a place she’s yet to visit.

“I have been researching Trinidad and Tobago. It looks like a really nice place, it’s more of an island type of vibe,” Amidzovski added.

“It will be nice to meet more cultures and see new things, because I wouldn’t necessarily get to go to these places if it wasn’t for the sport.”

Andrew Faichney, General Manger, High Performance at Athletics Australia, said he was thrilled with the quality of athletes who have earned selection and is looking forward to competition beginning in August.

“We’re incredibly excited to see what this team can do in Trinidad and Tobago. Amongst this cohort of athletes is some raw talent, including athletes that have impressed this year, shattering under 18 records, and achieving personal victories throughout the domestic season,” Faichney said.

“We believe that so many of these individuals have what it takes to reach the pinnacle of our sport, and this is just the beginning.“The Commonwealth Youth Games will be a truly fantastic event for this group. Each will leave with a taste of what it means to represent Australia, and we know from previous editions of the Games, they’ll making us all proud all while having a lot of fun”.

Regarded as the cornerstone of any Games, athletics has featured at every Youth Games since the first edition in Edinburgh in 2000.

For the first time, the Trinbago 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games will deliver a fully integrated programme, with Para-athletics added to the competition schedule.

The athletics competition will take place at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in the heart of the capital, Port of Spain, from the 7-10 of August.

Australian Athletics Team - Trinbago 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games

Delta Amidzovski Athletics Women's 100m Hurdles, Women's Long Jump NSW
Xylavene Beale Athletics Women's Shot Put NSW
Fleur Cooper Athletics Women's 800m, Women's 1500m NSW
Indiana Cooper Athletics Women's 100m T38 NSW
Ori Drabkin Athletics Men's 100m T38, Men's Long Jump VIC
Charlize Goody Athletics Women's Discus Throw QLD
Zara Hagan Athletics Women's 100m, Women's 200m QLD
Ky Hehir Athletics Men's 3000m WA
Matthew Hunt Athletics Men's 400m Hurdles NSW
Josiah John Athletics Men's 100m, Men's 200m WA
Grace Krause Athletics Women's 200m, Women's Long Jump NSW
Jasynta Lampret Athletics Women's 100m Hurdles NSW
Izobelle Louison-Roe Athletics Women's High Jump NSW
Jack Love Athletics Men's 400m Hurdles QLD
Jackson Love Athletics Men's 100m T38, Men's Long Jump NSW
Niamh Mac Alasdair Athletics Women's Long Jump T38 WA
Andrew Maenda Athletics Men's 100m SA
Charlotte McAuliffe Athletics Women's 400m SA
Reese Prior Athletics Women's Long Jump T38 WA
Akeesha Snowden Athletics Women's 100m T38 SA
Toby Stolberg Athletics Women's High Jump QLD
Gabrielle Vincent Athletics Women's 3000m VIC
Chelsy Wayne Athletics Women's Discus Throw NSW
George Wells Athletics Men's Discus Throw NSW
Daniel Williams Athletics Men's 1500m NSW



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