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Welsh Athletics Selection Policy for England Throws Camp’s Throws Fest at Moulton College

13/08/2021 00:00, In Blog /

Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th September 2021

Welsh Athletics will support a team of U18 athletes to compete at the England Throws Camp’s (ETC) Throws.  Athletes invited will be part of a home countries select team. This reflects its aim of getting representatives across all event groups and disciplines at all age group major events and international teams.

The ETC Throws Fest opportunity will therefore be aimed specifically at athletes who the selection panel (“the panel”) believes are showing realistic progression towards future age group major events and international team selection.

The standards for consideration for selection are





Shot Putt 5kg/3kg



Discus Throw




Hammer Throw




Javelin Throw



*The selection panel will meet on the 19th of August 2021.

Please can you ensure any performances to be considered for selection are forwarded to both Ryan Spencer Jones and Adrian Palmer by 09:00 on the 19th August 2021.



• Athletes must be eligible to compete for Wales to be considered for selection and hold a full British passport.

• Only athletes aged at least 16 (sixteen) and not more than 17 (seventeen) years on 31 December 2021 (born in

2004 and 2005) may participate.



• To maximize the opportunity for athletes to learn about championship competition, they will have the chance to compete on both Saturday 4th September in a simulated qualification competition with a maximum of 3 throws and again on Sunday 5th September in a simulated final with a maximum of 6 throws.

• Welsh Athletics will select a maximum team size of 9 athletes.


Selection Process

• The selection meeting will start take place on the 19th August 2021

• The final team will be announced no later than Friday 27th August 2021.

The panel will select athletes who they believe satisfy the following criteria:

o Athletes that have met the distances standards as outlined above. If an athlete is not able to throw the U18 weight implement before the selection meeting but the panel deems they have the potential to meet the standard, the athlete will be considered.

o Athletes who demonstrate the potential to qualify for and medal at future age group major events and international teams

o Athletes who demonstrate current competitive form (by throwing at a UKA permitted event [UKA level 2 permit as a minimum] between 1st January 2021 and 18:00 on 19th August 2021

o Athletes who demonstrate a clear plan and rationale for attending the ETC Throws Fest, via

communication with Ryan Spencer Jones – NTDC Throws  


Other Information

• Athletes will be invited to meet at Moulton College on the evening of Friday 3rd September and stay through to the close of the competition on Sunday 5th September. Athletes will be given full board and be supported by Welsh Athletics Staff

• England Athletics will not provide financial assistance for travel to and from the competition.

• Welsh Athletics will provide a competition vest and t-shirt if not already provided in 2021.

• Spectators can purchase tickets at