The Youth Committee exists to promote Go amongst young people up to the age of about 18. In this context, youth ends when school ends, so that, for example, the Student Development Co-ordinator, who is responsible for promoting Go in Universities and Colleges, is on the Clubs and Membership Committee rather than the Youth Committee.
An important part of the work of the Youth Committee is the encouragement of the teaching of Go and supporting clubs in schools, and the organisation of the UK Go Challenge (13x13 tournament for schools).
Young players are, of course, welcomed and encouraged to attend adult tournaments and other events generally (accompanied by a responsible adult). The role of the Youth Committee is in connection with initiatives aimed at youth specifically.