Five Scots named for European Team Champs – with four sprinters!

Wednesday 7th June 2023

British Athletics website team announcement

Five Scots will head to the European Team Championships with British Athletics.

It’s a great moment for each of the athletes as individuals but also for Scottish sprinting.

Four sprinters are picked with high jumper Will Grimsey also in the selection for the European team event being held in Silesia, Poland, on June 23-25.

Three of the sprinters – Adam Clayton, Brodie Young and Alyson Bell win their first Senior GB and NI vests alongside Carys McAulay, who competed at the European Indoors earlier this year.

Scotland international Will lands his second experience in a British vest at this event after a recent 2.20m leap took him top of the UK rankings.

GB and NI will go up against 15 other countries across the three days of competition and 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.

Scots with the GB and NI team for the 2023 European Team Championships


4x100m Relay: Alyson Bell (Anne Scott, Glasgow Jaguars/Gifnock North)


200m: Adam Clayton (Ryan McAllister, Giffnock North). Also 4x100m Relay

High Jump: William Grimsey (Bethan Partridge, Woodford Green Essex Ladies)


Mixed 4x400m Relay: Carys McAulay (Nick Dakin, Trafford); Brodie Young (James McMenemy, Glasgow Jaguars/Airdrie Harriers)

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.’


Tags: Adam Clayton, Alyson Bell, Brodie Young, Carys McAulay, European team Champs, Poland, Will Grimsey

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