Team sports line-up for Trinbago 2023 unveiled

Scottish Volleyball are excited for Trinbago 2023 Youth Commonwealth Games following the announcement of the team sports line-up for the Trinbago 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games. The competition will see 44 international teams representing 23 nations compete in Beach Volleyball, FAST5 Netball and Rugby Sevens. Scottish Volleyball are particularly thrilled about the inclusion of Beach Volleyball, where Scotland will compete against the likes of Australia, Canada, Kenya, and Bermuda in the Women’s competition.

Trinbago 2023 Beach Volleyball - Scottish Volleyball

Scottish Volleyball CEO, Margaret Ann Fleming, commented, “After the success of our young beach female athletes placing fourth at the last youth Commonwealth games in the Bahamas, it is fabulous news to have once more the opportunity for our young beach players to shine again on the international stage in Trinidad and Tobago. We look forward in future years from the international commonwealth games federation for the opportunity for both our boys and girls to compete in upcoming youth Commonwealth games.”

Programme Lead and Head Coach, Felipe Humana-Paredes also commented, “The youth athletes in Scotland are the future of the high performance program, so opportunities such as the Youth Commonwealth Games are incredibly valuable for their development as beach volleyball players. We are thrilled to send a youth team to represent Scotland on an international stage.”

The Beach Volleyball competition will take place at Pigeon Point Beach from August 5-10, with England, Canada, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, and South Africa among the teams competing in the men’s event. In the women’s event, defending champions Australia will face off against the Cayman Islands, Kenya, Scotland, and Bermuda amongst other nations.

FIVB Technical Delegate for Trinbago 2023, Mushtaque Mohammed, has praised the competition, saying that the Commonwealth Youth Games are a development tool for the sport and athletes. He is delighted to have such a wide cross-section of participants in the Beach Volleyball competition, with 18 CGAs competing across a total of 56 games over a six-day period.

The Trinbago 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games from 4-11 August 2023 promises to be an unforgettable and inspiring experience for young athletes, with more than 1,000 athletes and para-athletes between the ages of 14-18, participating in a total of seven sports. The competition is an invaluable springboard for the stars and leaders of tomorrow, contributing to the further development of youth sport throughout the Commonwealth.

Final selected teams are as follows:

Beach Volleyball – Women’s

1 Trinidad & Tobago

2 Rwanda

3 Canada

4 Mozambique

5 Cayman Islands

6 England

7 Australia

8 New Zealand

9 Vanuatu

10 Scotland

11 Kenya

12 Bermuda


Beach Volleyball – Men’s

1 Trinidad & Tobago

2 Gambia

3 Canada

4 Sri Lanka

5 St Kitts & Nevis

6 England

7 Australia

8 Cyprus

9 New Zealand

10 Rwanda

11 St Lucia

12 South Africa