In January 2013, through an initiative set up by UK Athletics, the existing National Junior Athletic League and the National Young Athletics League amalgamated to form the UK Youth Development League for athletes under 20 years of age.
The management of the new league was formed by utilising existing committee members in key roles, from the previous leagues.
A number of changes have taken place and the current management can be found on the contacts page.
Following the 2014 AGM Norma Blaine MBE retired as Chairman to become the leagues first president with Grace Hall taking over as Chairman.
2021 FIXTURE DATES
Upper Age Group
Match One 2nd May -
Match Two 30th May
Match Three 27th June
Match Four 25th July
Match Five 5th September (provisional)
Lower Age Group
Match One 24th April -
Match Two 15th May -
Match Three 5th June
Match Four 17th July
Match Five 4th September (provisional)
Match One 25th April -
Match Two 16th May -
Match Three 20th June
Match Four 1st August
Structures updated with latest hosts and venues.
Updated structures for North, Midlands & South (UAG & LAG) added to web site. Awaiting confirmation for Scottish LAG.
17.04.2021. Addendum to Competition Rules 2021.
Please note that an addendum to the 2021 Competition Rules has been added to the documents page alongside the Competition Rules.
The addendum covers rules and governance relating to Covid regulations.
17.04.2021. LAG Timetables amended.
Timetables for 2021 added to Documents page.
08.02.2021. Provisional Northern Structure & Venues
03.02.2021. Covid Officer
Questions are often asked as to the role of and training for a club based Covid Officer Assistance may be found by following the link https://wsa.wales
28.01.2021. Fixture Proposals 2021
Following receipt of the Corona Virus Questionnaire a working party from the YDL Committee was set up to formulate proposals for fixtures in 2021.
To view these proposals ……click here
28.01.2021. Annual Report 2020
Due to the ongoing pandemic it was impossible to hold our AGM, however an Annual Report and Accounts were produced and sent out to clubs.
Annual Report & Accounts……click here
20.12.2020. 2021 Provisional Dates.
After the turbulent time of 2020, it’s likely that 2021 will not be without its challenges too.
We are quite determined to put on competition for all our member clubs and their athletes but it’s not yet clear what form that will take.
We’ve asked clubs for their input via a questionnaire and thank all those who took the time and effort to send them back; their opinions and suggestions are most valuable as we acknowledge that each club’s circumstances differ across the country, and we wanted an individual insight into those differences. We will be scrutinising the returns carefully to put together a competition structure.
Ideally we would prefer to offer a structure similar to what we’ve offered in the past, our Plan A, but fully accept that this may not be practicable for 2021, and so will look at suitable alternatives which may themselves have to be flexible to cater for the varying Covid restrictions around the regions.
What we do currently have in place are all the dates which have been added to the UKA calendar for YDL competition:
At the moment, this looks like:
LAG: Sat 24 April; Sat 15 May; Sat 5 Jun; Sat 17 Jul
UAG: Sun 2 May; Sun 30 May; Sun 27 Jun; Sun 25 Jul
We have also been allocated the weekend of Sept 4/5 which has traditionally been our finals weekend.
27.11.2020. YDL in Numbers……Download