TEENAGER Toby Price has been selected to represent Great Britain at the European Under-17 Pentathlon Championships.

Price, 16, from Alne, is one of eight pentathletes set to travel to Bulgaria for the event at the end of the month.

A member of the Yorkshire Pentathlon Club, he recently won the first U17 ranking competition of the year held at Hartpury College in Gloucestershire.

He is also ranked among the top four boys on the the 2017 Pentathlon GB U17 Ranking List alongside George Case (Leweston), Tom Wilton (Ashford School), and Hull's Joshua Hood who is also a member of the Yorkshire PC based at Octon.

Wilton and Case finished 18th and 21st, respectively, at last summer's Championships

The four girls in the GB team Emma Whitaker (Lancashire), Georgina Mitchell (Warwick), Kamie Lowe,(Hertfordshire), and Annabel Denton (Plymouth).

Pentathlon GB receives National Lottery funding and Great Britain has won five medals at the last five Olympic Games; Steph Cook and Kate Allenby won gold and bronze, respectively, at Sydney 2000, Georgina Harland won bronze (Athens 2004), Heather Fell won silver (Beijing 2008) and Samantha Murray won silver (London 2012)

Kate French, Samantha Murray, Joe Choong and Jamie Cooke were selected to represent GB at last year's Rio Olympics but finished outside the medal positions.

The U17 European Championships in Pazardzhik, Bulgaria will follow the modern triathlon format which sees all athletes complete a 200m swim before the laser run (a combination of running and shooting).

Individual competitions will take place on Friday June 30 and the relays on Sunday July 2.