U17/U20 Youth Development League 2016

This year SMRAC will be competing in the Southern Region (Division North & East 2) as one of 6 teams. The other teams we will be competing against are Bexley AC, Dartford Harriers, Herts Phoenix AC, Victoria Tower Highgate and a composite team from Walton AC and Reigate Priory.
The meeting dates for the U17/U20 age group competitions are:

Sun 1st May – Hosts: Dartford Harriers – Venue: Dartford
Sun 29th May – Hosts: Victoria Tower Highgate – Venue: Mile End
Sun 26th June – Hosts: Victoria Tower Highgate – Venue: Mile End
Sun 24th July – Hosts: Walton AC/Reigate Priory – Venue: Walton

The first field event (hammer) is at 11.15 am and the first track event is at 11.30 am. The final event (relays) is at 16.50. All athletes must register with the SMRAC team manager 1 hour prior to their event.
A copy of the full timetable can be found at: ukydl.org.uk under the documents tab in the list of match day information – timetable upper age group (remember we are non-premier).

The way it works
The team enters for each gender two U17 and two U20 athletes per track event and one U17 and two U20 athletes per field event. Points are awarded to each club depending on the finishing position of those athletes. U17s are limited to 4 events and if doing so 1 must be a relay. U17s are allowed to compete in the U20 races but not the other way around. U20s may compete in 5 events.

We really want to encourage ALL OUR ATHLETES to participate in their preferred event or at least try another event if the team needs you. So please do your very best to come along at what we know is a busy time of year.

We welcome parent involvement – we need both qualified and unqualified officials (from time-keepers to implement retrievers) to be at each match working on the events we are assigned for that match. Peter Crews is our volunteer co-ordinator and is grateful for volunteers.

This year the team manager will be Ashley Grist who will be known to many of you as he team managed the lower age group team that won their division last year.

If you want to compete in any or all of these meetings then please contact Ashley on ashleygrist77@gmail.com or mobile phone 07823374245.

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