This afternoon, Athletics Australia announced that they would not be sending a team to the World Athletics Under-20 Championships due to be held this August in Nairobi, Kenya. The Championships were expected to be held in 2020 but were rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Athletics Australia’s athlete pathways manager Craig Pickering informed athletes and their coaches who had secured qualification for the Championships.

Athletics Australia will still select an Australian World Under-20 representative team to compete at the upcoming Oceania Athletics meets in June. Athletes will be invited to take part in a camp surround these competitions. The dates for this camp are from 2nd – 13th June, with the competitions taking place on 5th and 12th of June.