Selection for the GB National Development Squad 2019

Posted by Lucinda Whittaker on 09/10/2018
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 bridge the gap between national competition and international competition.

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 February the GB National Development Squad selection event is going to be held on 17 & 18 November 2018 at Awesome Walls, Sheffield.

If you are are an athlete who has competed internationally and achieved pre selection then you will be emailed with further details the week beginning the 15 October 2018.

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 you can register for the event here.

Please note, deadline for registration is 5pm on Monday 12 November. It is the athletes' or parents' responsibility to ensure they meet the registration deadline. Registration to the selection event will not be accepted after the deadline.

For further details about the selection process and how the selection event will operate, please read the GB National Development Squad Selection Policy via the link below. 

READ: The GB National Development Squad Selection Policy

The category allocations for 2019 are detailed in the GB National Development Squad selection policy and there are athletes who are already selected for the 2019 squad based on their international performances (through 'Development Pathway 1').

Below are the number of places available in each category at the selection event. These places are still provisional until pre-selected athletes confirm their place on the squad. A final list of category allocations will be published on 9 November at 5pm.

Category

Remaining Female Allocation

Remaining Male Allocation

JUNIOR

(4-2)=2 places remaining

(4-2)=2 places remaining

YOUTH A

(4-1)=3 places remaining

(4-3)=1 place remaining

YOUTH B

(6-4)=2 places remaining

(6-1)=5 places remaining

YOUTH C

(6-3)=3 places remaining

(6-0)=6 places remaining

 


 

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