GWENT schoolgirl Megan Allison has been included in the 39-strong team to represent Wales at this summer's Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas.

The 15-year-old swimmer from Caerleon will compete in the 200m fly at the Games, which take place from July 19 to July 23.

Allison, a pupil at Rougemont School, has been with Newport Swimming Club for the past four years.

She will join some of the nation's brightest talents from athletics, boxing, judo, tennis and rugby sevens at the Games.

The athletics squad includes Cardiff’s Sarah Omoregie, aged 17, the younger sister of 110m hurdles star David.

A squad of 12 to play for Wales in the women's rugby sevens tournament will be announced soon.

“It's very encouraging to see the calibre of young Welsh athletes coming through,” said chair of Commonwealth Games Wales, Helen Phillips.

“Team Wales did particularly well in the 2015 Youth Games in Samoa, bringing home nine medals to Wales and delivering some outstanding performances.

“I have every confidence that our athletes will do their very best and make us proud once again this summer.”

Rebecca Sutton, aged 16, from Bridgend, is one of nine other swimmers selected alongside Allison.

Sutton won two silvers and a bronze for Wales at the 2015 Games in Samoa.

"I'm so thrilled to be going again," she told BBC Wales Sport.

"It just pushes me and makes me want to be on a podium at Tokyo 2020."

Swimmer Jazz Carlin and cyclist Elinor Barker, both 2016 Olympic medallists, began their careers by representing Wales at Commonwealth Youth Games.

Sutton – who trains in Cardiff – says being at a big multi-sport competition is a vital experience.

"Last time I went I was the youngest on the team and I was a bit nervous," she admitted.

"But when I got out there it was just incredible. This time I'll already have that knowledge.

"Fingers crossed I can bring back a gold for Team Wales."

The first Commonwealth Youth Games was held in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 2000.

A total of 70 nations will compete in nine different sports this summer. The event claims to be the biggest sporting competition ever held in the Bahamas.