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 Chair to become the leagues first president with Grace Hall taking over as Chair.
2022 FIXTURE DATES
Upper Age Group
Match One 24 April
Match Two 29 May
Match Three 26 June
Match Four 7 August
National Final 4 September
Lower Age Group
Match One 8 May
Match Two 21 May
Match Three 3 July
Match Four 30 July
National Final 3 September
Match One 1 May
Match Two 22 May
Match Three 26 June
Regional Final 31 July
05.05.2022. Northern Competition Licences updated.
18.04.2022. Team Declarations LAG.
The team declarations links are now open on the Team Manager Portal for the Lower Age Group.
12.04.2022. Team Declarations UAG.
The team declaration links are now open on the Team Manager Portal for Upper Age Group only, LAG not yet open.
31.03.2022. Team Manager Portal.
The Team Manager Portal is now open, new passwords were emailed to the Club contacts, however the declarations link is not yet live therefore do not make any declarations until further notice.
17.02.2022. Southern Coordinator.
The league welcomes Stuart Horsewood as the new Southern Coordinator.
13.02.2022. Web Site updates.
The league structures as at 11 Feb uploaded.
01.02.2022. Officials Initiative.
As we move closer to the summer season the YDL would like to remind you about the joint initiative with England Athletics to boost the number of Level1 and level 2 officials within England’s YDL clubs.
For information please click ……HERE
28.01.2022. Web Site updates.
The information on the documents page is updated.
04.01.2022. Web Site updates.
The updated structures are now uploaded.
Please note that a number of Divisions are lacking host clubs therefore if you are willing to host please contact League Administrator or your area coordinator.
The draft minutes from the 2021 AGM are now uploaded to the documents page.
13.12.2021. Norma Blaine MBE
The YDL management are sad to hear that our first chair, and president, Norma Blaine, MBE passed away this weekend. Our condolences are extended to her family, and all in the athletics community, especially Birchfield Harriers.
11.12.2021. Structures 2022 -
The latest structures for 2022 can be downloaded ……HERE.
Please note that a number of Divisions are incomplete therefore if your club is willing to host please contact the League Administrator.
22.11.2021. Committee Vacancies.
Following the retirement of Joyce and Lorraine from the YDL committee we are now short of volunteers to fill the roles of Southern and Midland coordinators.
Roles and responsibilities for these positions can be found on the contacts page.
Anyone interested in filling the vacancies should contact the league chair.
Clubs/teams within these areas should contact the league administrator with any other league queries.
Yesterday 20th November the League held it’s first AGM in two years due to the Covid 19 pandemic.
Two of it’s serving committee members retired from their positions.
Joyce Tomala, Midlands Coordinator.
Lorraine Vidler, Southern Coordinator.
Many thanks to both ladies for their outstanding contributions to the league and we wish them well for the future.
10.11.2021. Latest fixture dates for 2022 from CWG.
Upper Age Group. 24th April, 29th May, 26th June, 7th August.
Lower Age Group. 8th May, 21st May, 3rd July, 30th July.
09.11.2021. AGM Covid Protocols
With the rise in Covid cases recently the League Management felt it necessary to protect all AGM attendees by putting safety precautions in place. Please see Covid Protocols……Here
04.11.2021. Northern Structures 2022
02.11.2021. AGM Documentation.
Please find below all relevant documents for the 2021 AGM.
25.09.2021. Annual General Meeting.
Notice is hereby given that the 2021 Annual General Meeting of the League will be held at the Holiday Inn, M6 Jct7, Birmingham on Saturday 20th November 2021 commencing at 1100 hrs.
09.09.2021. Fixture Dates for 2022.
News. Please read the two items of information re the 2022 YDL fixtures, and respond to the people identified, if you feel it appropriate.
14.06.2021. League Record.
Congratulations to Fleur Todd-
Please note that amended timetables for clarity, uploaded to web on documents page.
01.06.2021. Team Managers Portal.
Team managers please note that when declaring athletes on the TM portal to only enter athletes for the events which are timetabled. See timetables on documents page.
29.05.2021. Updated on below.
The below mentioned fixture is now to be held at the University of York Sports Centre, hosted by Leeds City.
29.05.2021. Urgent Notification.
Please note : the UAG Yorkshire North 30th May fixture scheduled at John Charles Stadium, Leeds is cancelled.
This is due to travellers on site cutting the electric supplies.
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