The CGF will conduct a review of the Commonwealth Youth Games ©Getty Images

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has said it will conduct a full review of the Commonwealth Youth Games, with recommendations set to be published in early 2022.

Six editions of the Games, which feature athletes aged between 14 and 18, have been held to date.

The CGF claims the review will help to modernise the event, with the recommendations expected to boost the proposition, purpose and value of the Games.

"With the pandemic still ongoing, the CGF believe now is a good time for a full review of the Youth Games," said CGF President Dame Louise Martin.

"This will ensure the event can be economically and socially viable, attractive to future hosts, and seen as significantly beneficial to all stakeholders including our Membership, sport and youth of the Commonwealth.

"The Youth Games have been a springboard for so many young athletes to move on to elite competition.

"We are proud to have seen household names like Jessica Ennis-Hill, Caster Semenya and Josh Taylor start their incredible careers at this competition.

"The Youth Games have a proud history and like all sporting events, we must continue to modernise and evolve our product to ensure it remains exciting and relevant.

"This review comes at an important time and we look forward to exploring the recommendations that will come early next year."

The Commonwealth Youth Games was last held in The Bahamas in 2017 ©Getty Images
The Commonwealth Youth Games was last held in The Bahamas in 2017 ©Getty Images

The review will be led by Rachel Simon, CGF Head of Commonwealth Youth Games.

Simon will be supported by additional expertise, with previous host nations expected to offer their knowledge and experience.

Trinidad and Tobago will also take place in the review.

Trinidad and Tobago were named as hosts of the 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games back in June 2019.

The rescheduling of events, including the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, led CGF taking the decision to postpone the Games last year.

The first Commonwealth Youth Games was held in Scotland in 2000 and the event has subsequently been staged in Australia, India, Isle of Man, Samoa and, most recently, The Bahamas in 2017.