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LEAGUE PRESENTATION

In January 2013 the existing National Junior Athletic League and the National Young Athletics League amalgamated to form the UK Youth Development League for all athletes under 20 years of age.

The management of the new league was formed by existing committee members of the previous leagues.


Following the 2014 AGM Norma Blaine MBE, past Chairman, became the leagues first president with Grace Hall taking over as Chairman.



The dates for 2018 are:


Upper Age Group     -     29th April      27th May      1st July         29th July.

  

Lower Age Group     -     21st April     19th May       17th June      21st July


Check dates on League structure for LAG Scottish & Northern Ireland as there is a slight variation on the above.



All correspondance relating to League matters should be sent in the first instance to;

The UKYDL Administrator, 8 Swan Walk, Sandy Water Park, Llanelli. SA15 4SJ.

Tel 07973 469 180                                   Email marian@ukydl.org.uk

LATEST NEWS


19.04.2018. Results Program - Mac Version.

An Apple Mac version of the results program is now available, note this is at early stages and is recommended to continue to use the Windows version where possible. Anyone wishing to use the Apple Mac version should contact the Results Coordinator Alan Johnson as this is not available to download from this web site. Email Alan@ukydl.org.uk    Tel 07920 056 324


08.04.2018. Results Program.

Instruction guides to using the Results Program and Team Managers Portal are all online, download from Documents page.


07.04.2018. UKA Rule Changes.

As of 1st April UKA released the 2018 - 2020 Rules for Competition, an electronic pdf version is available to download……here

Changes affecting YDL are mainly, U13 boys shot - 3kg, times allowed for field trials (excluding pole vault) and relay change over.

Relay takeover zone change from 1st April 2018

Rule 170.3. In the 4 x 100m and the 4 x 200m relays and for the first and second changes in the Medley Relay, each takeover zone shall be 30m long, of which the scratch line is 20m from the start of the zone. For the third change in the Medley Relay and in the 4 x 400m and longer relays each takeover zone shall be 20m long of which the scratch line is the centre.

The acceleration zone has been eliminated for the 4 x 100m and 4 x 200m relays. These zones have been merged into one takeover zone 30m in length. Until the old markings are updated the takeover zone will begin at the existing line marking the start of the acceleration zone. The scratch line remains in the same place but is now 20m after the start of the zone.


07.04.2018. Venue Change.

Please note change of venue in the LAG North West 3S Division. Colwyn Bay AAC will be hosting at Deeside on 19th May.


05.04.2018. Results Program.

Both Upper and Lower League results programs are available to download from the Documents page along with a link to the Team Managers portal.


29.03.2018. Venue Change.

Please note change of venue in the UAG North East 1 Division. Doncaster will now be hosting on the 29 April with Middlesbrough hosting 1 July.


17.03.2018. Important information.

Please note the change of venue for the YDL Midlands Division 1c N/E UAG on 29th April 2018

The venue is now Stourport Sports Club track.- Kingsway, Stourport on Severn DY13 8BQ.

The support from Kidderminster and Stourport AC is very much appreciated in securing the track booking.


28.02.2018. Permitting for YDL fixtures.

Please note that the licensing and permitting process has undergone a review and from 2018 onwards all YDL matches will be issued with a level 1 permit and not a level 2 as in previous years. This has implications for athletes looking for qualifying performances for selection for national representation.

Host clubs who feel that they can satisfy the level 2 criteria are able to apply independently for a level 2 licence.

Rule Change.

We have been notified that, as from 1 April, U13B will be using the 3kg Shot for competition and NOT 3.25kg.


06.01.2018. Welcome to the 2018 UKYDL web site. All outstanding documentation on the documents page will be updated in due course.


20.12.2017. Download notes from the Pre-AGM Forum on Composite Clubs……Here


08.12.2017. Documents page updated with minutes and reports from the 2017 AGM.


11.11.2017. Annual Accounts.


The annual accounts prepared for the AGM are now available.


Finance Officer’s Report       2017 YDL Accounts (amended 19th Nov following AGM


02.11.2017. AGM Documentation.


The League Administrator has now sent out to member clubs the documentation relating to the Annual General Meeting which can be downloaded below.


2017 Agenda      2016 Minutes      2017 Chairman's Report      2017 Administrators Report      Composite Questionnaire Responses


Election of Committee Officers Supporting Statements……Margaret Grayston……Janice Kaufman……Lorraine Vidler……Karl Ponty



UK YDL NATIONAL FINALS


LOWER AGE GROUP. Sale Harriers took the lower age group title by 3 points from Blackheath & Bromley where 7.5 points separated the top three teams. They have now won the lower age group title twice, 2014 and 2017. Congratulations to Sale.


The Norma Blaine MBE athlete of the match award was presented to Holly Mpassy of Blackheath & Bromley Harriers for her outstanding new league record in the U15 girls 300 metres, 40.15 seconds.


The Frank Starkie award was won by Hugh Morrow of Edinburgh AC with a 4:28.05 U15 boys 1500 metre win.


UPPER AGE GROUP.  Blackheath & Bromley Harriers, who like Sale, have now won the upper age group title twice, 2016 and 2017, took the title by an unprecedented 167 points, from Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers.  

However, they also did a fabulous double, never been seen before, winning both the gender splits. They now have the honour of both their male and female teams going to Europe in 2018 to represent the UK in the European Junior Champions Club Cup. Congratulations to everyone involved in this unique result.


The Norma Blaine MBE athlete of the match award was presented to Jay Morse, Cardiff AAC, for his U17 discus win of 52.57 metres.


The Olive Megit award was won by Hannah Foster of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers with a 45.3 U17   300M hurdles win.