EILIDH CHILD is to get her 2015 season under way in the Bahamas next week after being confirmed in the British team for the IAAF World Relays in Nassau.

The European 400m hurdles champion opted out of the indoor campaign to concentrate on challenging at the world championships later this summer.

But the 28-year-old has been included in a six-strong squad for the 4x400m, along with European indoor medallist Seren Bundy-Davies, although there is no place for UK indoor champion Kirsten McAslan.

With a number of stars unavailable, including Christine Ohuruogu, Dinah Asher-Smith and Richard Kilty, selectors have brought in a number of younger faces with world relay medallist Jamie Bowie among those missing out.

"We are looking to build on our relay success from 2014 and these championships will once again provide a vital opportunity to prepare teams for the 2015 World Championships and beyond," said UKA performance director Neil Black.

"It is also a gateway to qualify for Rio 2016. These World Relay Championships will also give us a chance to look at the depth of the squads as a number of athletes have not been available for selection. I'm looking forward to see how some of the athletes take this opportunity on the world stage."

Meanwhile, it has been announced that Joe McGhee, who took gold for Scotland in the 1954 Commonwealth Games marathon, has passed away at the age of 87.