European U18 gold medalists Max Burgin and Keely Hodgkinson are among the athletes to get support for 2019.

A host of 2018 World Junior, European Under-18 and World Para Athletics European Championship medallists have been named on the British Athletics Futures Programmes for 2018-2019.

A total of 26 athletes have been selected for the Olympic Futures Programme, with 24 chosen for the Paralympic Futures Programme.

The Olympic programme, supported by Nike, and the Paralympic programme, supported by Sport England and Nike, aims to highlight athletes that have the potential to win medals at future Olympic & Paralympic Games, World and European Championships, and those that have the potential to progress onto the World Class Programme (WCP) in the next cycle.

Max Burgin, the 800m age-15 world record holder and European U18 Championship gold medallist is included along with fellow European U18 gold medallists, Keely Hodgkinson, Sam Bennett and Dominic Ogbechie.

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Welsh 1500m star Jake Heyward, is also named, along with US-based Thomas Staines. Over the summer, the son of GB Olympians Gary and Linda Staines ran a 1:45 800m to rank 19th in the world.

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World U20 Championship 200m and hammer gold medallists respectively, Jona Efoloko and Jake Norris, are also named on the Olympic Programme, the latter breaking his own British U20 record in Tampere.

Fellow British U20 record holder in the women’s pole vault, Molly Caudery, is selected, along with World U20 4x400m bronze medallist Alastair Chalmers and World Indoor 4x400m bronze medallist Hannah Williams.

Five medallists from this summer’s World Para Athletics European Championship are selected for the Paralympic Futures Programme, with double gold medallist in T38 100m and 200m, Thomas Young heading the list.

The programme runs from December 1, 2018 to November 30, 2019 and has been redeveloped from previous years, with the focus on supporting aspects of the athletes/coaches 2018-19 Individual Athlete Plan (IAP) and, through a series of camps and experiences, provide athletes with the opportunities to develop the skills and abilities required for senior international success.

Athletes and Coaches invited onto the programme will be assigned a British Athletics Point of contact, whose role is to understand where the programme can support and add value, and identify conditions necessary to make progress throughout the year.

Over 40 athletes have progressed onto WCP funding since the programme was launched in 2009, most recently Jemma Reekie and Naomi Ogbeta, who are now receiving support as ‘Podium Potential’ athletes.

Athletes Supported by the British Athletics Olympic Futures Programme 2019

Distance: Isabelle Boffey (800m), Alex Botterill (800m), Max Burgin (800m), Jake Heyward (1500m), Keely Hodgkinson (800m), Markhim Lonsdale (800m), Canaan Solomon (800m), Thomas Staines (800m)

Sprint: Alicia Barrett (100m hurdles), Sam Bennett (110m hurdles), Maya Bruney (200m), Alastair Chalmers (400m hurdles), Charlie Dobson (200m), Jona Efoloko (200m), Hannah Williams (400m)

Field: George Armstrong (discus), Lewis Byng (shot), Jake Norris (hammer), Divine Oladipo (shot/discus), James Tomlinson (discus), Serena Vincent (shot), Molly Caudery (pole vault), Lucy Hadaway (long jump), Holly Mills (combined events), Jade O’Dowda (combined events), Dominic Ogbechie (high jump)

British Athletics Paralympic Pathway Athletes 2019

Distance: Owen Miller (T20 1500m), Luke Nuttall T46 1500m), Hannah Taunton (T20 1500m)

Sprint: Amar Aichoun (T38 100m), Joe Brazier (T34 100m), John Bridge (T47 400m), James Freeman (T33 100m), Bulbul Hussain (T51 100m), Harri Jenkins (T33 100m), Simran Kaur (T46 100m), India Oates (T35 100m), Ross Paterson (T38 400m), Ali Smith (T38 400m), Kirsty Taylor (T44 100m), Bethany Tucker (T37 100m), Eve Walsh-Dann (T38 100m), Thomas Young (T38 100m).

Field: Ed Clifton (F56 shot), Bethan Griffiths (F32 club throw), Taz Nicholls (F44 discus), Harrison Walsh (F44 discus), Jordan Andrew (T20 long jump), Holly Durbridge (T20 long jump), Callum Gardiner (T20 long jump)

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