The Great Britain and Northern Ireland squad for the European Team Championships has been announced.
The first division match at the Championships, held in Silesia, Poland on the 23-25 June 2023, will see Great Britain and Northern Ireland go up against 15 other countries across the three days of competition.
UK Athletics has selected a full team with the aim of achieving the highest team placing possible at this Championships, whilst providing development opportunities for a number of athletes.
Among those selected include 11 senior GB & NI debutants who will line-up alongside experienced internationals such as Olympic medallist Imani-Lara Lansiquot, world relay medallist Richard Kilty, and 2022 European medallists, Alex Haydock-Wilson and Lawrence Okoye.
Technical Director at UK Athletics, Stephen Maguire said, “The European Team Championships are a great opportunity to provide athletes with Championship experience across all the events. We have 11 debutants in the team and they will learn a lot from competing at this level and being around this high-level competition environment.
“We also have several experienced Championship performers who have this event in their plan for the year, so it is an important milestone in their season. As for the relay athletes, this opportunity is invaluable to all team members. I look forward to seeing how the team perform in Silesia later this month.”
The Great Britain and Northern Ireland team for the 2023 European Team Championships in Silesia, Poland on the 23-25 June.
100m: Imani-Lara Lansiquot (Ryan Freckleton, Sutton & District)
200m: Bianca Williams (Enfield & Haringey)
400m: Ama Pipi (Linford Christie, Enfield & Haringey)
800m: Issy Boffey (Luke Gunn, Enfield & Haringey)
1500m: Ellie Baker (Jon Bigg, Shaftesbury Barnet)
5000m: Hannah Nuttall (Helen Clitheroe, Charnwood)
100m Hurdles: Abigail Pawlett (Ashley Bryant, Trafford)
400m Hurdles: Lina Nielsen (Philipp Unfried, Shaftesbury Barnet)
3000m Steeplechase: Maisie Grice (Joe Franklin, Aldershot Farnham and District)
Long Jump: Lucy Hadaway (Matt Barton, City of York)
Triple Jump: Georgina Forde-Wells (Lukasz Zawila, Rugby & Northampton)
High Jump: Laura Zialor (Jade Surman, Marshall Milton Keynes)
Pole Vault: Sophie Cook (Halesowen)
Shot Put: Sarah Omoregie (Brandon Amo, Cardiff)
Discus: Jade Lally (Zane Duquemin, Shaftesbury Barnet)
Hammer: Charlotte Payne (Paul Dickenson, Reading)
Javelin: Bekah Walton (David Turner, Blackheath & Bromley)
4x100m Relay: Alyson Bell (Anne Scott, Glasgow Jaguars), Amy Hunt (Joe McDonnell, Charnwood), Imani-Lara Lansiquot (Ryan Freckleton, Sutton & District), Cassie-Ann Pemberton (Clarence Callender), Aleeya Sibbons (Coral Nourrice, Newham & Essex Beagles) and Bianca Williams (Enfield & Haringey)
100m: Jeremiah Azu (Marco Airale, Cardiff)
200m: Adam Clayton (Ryan McAllister, Giffnock North)
400m: Alex Haydock-Wilson (Benke Blomkvist, Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow)
800m: Ben Pattison (Dave Ragan, Basingstoke & Mid Hants)
1500m: George Mills (Thomas Dreißigacker, Brighton Phoenix)
5000m: Jonathan Davies (Luke Gunn, Reading)
110m Hurdles: Josh Zeller (Adrian Brown, Bracknell)
400m Hurdles: Seamus Derbyshire (Nick Dakin, City of Stoke)
3000m Steeplechase: Zak Seddon (Geoff Wightman, Bracknell)
Long Jump: Jack Roach (Lukasz Zawila, Harrow)
Triple Jump: Jude Bright-Davies (David Johnson, Thames Valley)
High Jump: William Grimsey (Bethan Partridge, Woodford Green Essex Ladies)
Pole Vault: Adam Hague (Trevor Fox, Sheffield & Dearne)
Shot Put: Scott Lincoln (Paul Wilson, City of York)
Discus: Lawrence Okoye (Zane Duquemin, Croydon)
Hammer: Jake Norris (Paul Dickenson, Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow)
Javelin: Joe Dunderdale (Sheffield & Dearne)
4x100m Relay: Jeremiah Azu (Marco Airale, Cardiff), Oliver Bromby (Marvin Rowe, Southampton), Adam Clayton (Ryan McAllister, Giffnock North), Richard Kilty (Gateshead) and Tommy Ramdhan (Bexley)
Mixed 4x400m Relay: Charlie Dobson (Benke Blomkvist, Colchester), Alex Haydock-Wilson (Benke Blomkvist, Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow), Carys McAulay (Nick Dakin, Trafford), Laviai Nielsen (Philipp Unfried, Enfield & Haringey), Lina Nielsen (Philipp Unfried, Shaftesbury Barnet), Ama Pipi (Linford Christie, Enfield & Haringey) and Brodie Young (James McMenemy, Glasgow Jaguars)
Team Leader: Stephen Maguire
Team Coaches: Femi Akinsanya [Jumps], Leon Baptiste [Sprints & Relays], Benke Blomkvist [Hurdles], Darren Campbell [Sprints & Relays], Spencer Duval [Endurance], Jackie Newton [Endurance], Kate Rooney [Pole Vault], Martyn Rooney [Relays] and Paul Wilson [Throws]
Team Support Staff: Abosede Ajayi, Laura Burke, Stuart Butler, Ben Jones, Laura Moss and Adam Rattenberry