St Helena has named 11 athletes for Birmingham 2022 ©Getty Images

St Helena has named an 11-strong team for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The remote Atlantic Ocean island, a British overseas territory, will compete in athletics, badminton and swimming.

Most of the athletes will be in the pool, with Poppy Davis-Coyle, Vivienne Ponsford, Brooke Yon, Duwaine Yon, Joshua Yon, William Caswell and Stefan Thomas all picked.

Three athletes have been chosen in athletics, including sprinter Sean Crowie, 400 metres specialist Aiden Yon-Stevens and Tye Leo-Stroud.

Veron Smeed will be the sole St Helena representative in badminton.

All of the athletes have met qualifying standards set by the National Sports Association of St Helena.

These were based on the last Commonwealth Games, as well as the Island Games in which St Helena also competes.

The team, a mixture of athletes who were born on the island or have family links, will prepare for Birmingham 2022 at an 18-day training camp in Cheltenham after arriving in England.

St Helena first competed at the Commonwealth Games in Brisbane in 1982.

Swimmer Ben Dillon competed for St Helena at Gold Coast 2018 ©Getty Images
Swimmer Ben Dillon competed for St Helena at Gold Coast 2018 ©Getty Images

St Helena was then absent for 16 years before returning at Kuala Lumpur 1998, and has been ever-present ever since. 

At Gold Coast 2018, St Helena sent nine athletes who competed in four sports.

In December, the Queen's Baton Relay arrived on St Helena for the first time in eight years.

It was taken to see Jonathan, a 189-year-old giant tortoise believed to be the oldest living land creature in the world. 

The island was not visited for the Relay before Gold Coast 2018 as a new airstrip had not yet been completed.

This also meant that the team's journey to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games took 11 days, as they had to travel by sea via Cape Town.

Birmingham 2022 ticket information can be found here.