Profiling and Selection for the GB National Development Squad 2020 - Update

Posted by Lucinda Whittaker on 18/10/2019
Former squad member Jim Pope competes at the IFSC World Cup in Kranj. Photo: IFSC / Eddie Fowke

The GB National Development Squad was established in 2017 providing a pathway for talented young climbers to propel from national to international competition and the wider climbing world.

The aim of the GB National Development Squad is to develop climbers on the talent pathway into well-rounded athletes and young people equipped to take on international competition and the wider world of rock climbing with all the elements it entails whilst ensuring a long term enjoyment and participation within the sport. 
 
As published in March the GB National Development Squad selection and profiling event is going to be held on 9 & 10 November 2019 at The Depot and Awesome Walls in Sheffield.

If you are are an athlete who has competed internationally and achieved selection criteria or have achieved the criteria through the National Rankings System you will still need to attend the event for profiling and register below.

If you are an athlete who is an existing squad member or an athlete who has achieved a top five result in one of the listed national competitions, but have not yet achieved the squad selelction criteria you can register for the event here.

If you are an athlete who has achieved the selection criteria prior to the event and cannot climb for profiling purposes due to an injury - please contact lucinda@thebmc.co.uk

Please note, deadline for registration is 5pm on Monday 4 November 2019. It is the athletes' or parents' responsibility to ensure they meet the registration deadline. Registration to the profiling and selection event will not be accepted after the deadline.

For further details about the selection process, profiling and how the selection event will operate, please read the GB National Development Squad Selection Event Info Sheet and selelction policy via the links below. 

READ: The GB National Development Squad Profiling and Selection Event

READ: The GB National Development Squad 2020 Selection Policy

The category allocations for 2020 are detailed in the GB National Development Squad selection policy and there are athletes who have already achieved the selection crieteria for the 2020 squad based on their international performances and the National Ranking System.

Below are the number of places available in each category for selection at the event.

Category

Remaining Female Allocation

Remaining Male Allocation

JUNIOR

1 place remaining

2 places remaining

YOUTH A

3 places remaining

2 place remaining

YOUTH B

4 places remaining

1 places remaining

YOUTH C

2 places remaining

5 places remaining

MINUTES: The GB National Development Squad Selection 2020 minutes

For those who achieve selection the physical profiling weekends will be held in Sheffield. 

16  November – Junior - The Climbing Works, Sheffield

17 November – Youth B - The Climbing Works, Sheffield

23 November – Youth A - The Depot, Sheffield

24 November – Youth C - The Depot, Sheffield


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