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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.


Upper Age Group

Match One. 26 April (19 April South)

Match Two. 24 May

Match Three. 21 June

Match Four. 26 July

Lower Age Group

Match One. 16 May

Match Two. 6 June

Match Three. 18 July

Match Four. 8 Aug

Note : Dates may vary from above, check your Division for any changes.

LAG Scotland, fixtures held 17/18 April,

17 May & 28 June. Final 2 Aug.

National Finals.

5 & 6 September


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.

08.12.2020. COVID-19 Team Questionnaire

If your club has not returned the questionnaire sent to you earlier can you discuss this with your colleagues and return to by 15th December 2020

Please return your questionnaire directly to the above email address and not to your Area Coordinator.

If you cannot locate the questionnaire please request a copy from the above email address.

08.09.2020. AGM 2020 UPDATE.

The 2020 AGM will be deferred until November 2021 following an overwhelming response from members to our recent communication.

See replies……Here

Breakdown……Upper Age Group……Lower Age Group


Please following this link and download important information from the League Management Committee……Download Here


Following receipt of the statement from all Home Countries UKYDL has now cancelled all matches that were due to take place in both April and May 2020.

We will contact members as soon as we have any further information regarding other matches in the 2020 season.

Grace Hall, UKYDL Chair.



Following the Statement issued this morning by UK Athletics and the Home countries, all face-to-face activity such as club training sessions, events, competitions, club committee and face-to-face meetings, athlete camps, running groups and social events are to be suspended until at least the end of April.

 You can read the full Statement from UK Athletics on the attached link:

The UKYDL committee have therefore taken the decision to cancel the first round of Upper Age Group competitions due on 19th/26th April.    We will continue to monitor the situation closely and make a decision on the Lower and Upper Age Group competitions as the position becomes clearer over the next few weeks.

Grace Hall UKYDL Chair

29.02.2020. Structures.

Latest structures published.


"NB Midlands double headers will be using a bespoke timetable as issued to all clubs concerned by the area co-ordinator."

02.02.2020. UAG Timetable.

The running order for the steeple chase events have been amended to take in the proposed height change for under 17 men.

21.01.2020.  Web Site Uploaded

The latest version of the YDL web site uploaded. It should be noted that a number of documents are been amended and will be uploaded when complete.

Timetables for 2020 are now online. Check amendments.

The recommendation given to the Management Committee at the 2019 AGM for the under 13 girls and boys to compete over the same distances at 75m, 150m and 1200m, was accepted by the Management Committee at its meeting on 19.01.2020.

17.12.2019. 2020 Structures & Venues (2nd update)

2020 Structure 2nd update

Please note that there are a number of fixtures that require hosts, should your club be in a position to help out then contact your area coordinator.

Without hosts there are no fixtures.

17.11.2019. The Future of the UKYDL

Following yesterdays AGM Janice Kaufman (Vice Chair) carried out a Q & A presentation on the way forward for the UKYDL.

The powerpoint document is attached for your perusal.

Please fill out the tick box survey on the last page and email back to Janice……Download Presentation

 Should your club have had a recent change of contact please download and complete the attached form ……change of contact

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