U13/U15 Youth Development League 2016


This year we will be competing in the Southern Region (Central 1) as one of 8 teams. The competing teams will be: Ealing, Southall & Middlesex AC, St Marys Richmond AC, Vale of Aylesbury AC, Wycombe Phoenix Harriers, Winchester AC, Thames Valley Harriers, Chiltern Harriers and Bedford & County AC.


The competitions for this U13/U15 age range will be held on the following dates:


Sat 23rd April – Hosts : Ealing, Venue : Perivale
Sat 21st May – Hosts : Bedford, Venue : Bedford
Sun 19th June – Hosts : Wycombe Phoenix, Venue : Little Marlow
Sat 16th July – Hosts : Vale of Aylesbury, Venue : Hemel Hempstead


The first event is at 11.30am and the day finishes with the final relays at approx 16:25pm. All athletes must register with the SMRAC team manager 1 hour prior to their event.

A copy of the full timetable (we are non-premier) can be found here:  www.ukydl.org.uk/page7.html


The way it works

The Team enters two athletes per event (An “A” and a “B” athlete) in each of four categories (U13 girls, U13 boys, U15 girls and U15 boys) and points are awarded to each club depending on the finishing position of those athletes. It is really important for the team that all those participating turn up on time or give their apologies well in advance. On the day is really not acceptable.


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!!  Each athlete can only compete in a max of 4 events at each match, 3 individual + 1 relay. There are also non-scoring sprints & 800m races for athletes on the verge of team selection to get experience.


Parents will also need to get involved – we need both qualified and unqualified officials to be at each match working on the events we are assigned for that match.


This year the team managers will be Matt Lamb & Hansley Jones and they would very much appreciate your co-operation and attendance. 


If you want to be considered for team selection, please return the information below to Hansley as soon as possible (LAGYDL@smrac.org.uk), by post to Kim Weir or hand in at the gate.