This is the highest level of competition in which the Junior part of the club competes.
Click here for 2019 Lower YDL Useful Information
Fixtures for 2019 are:
27th April - Havant @Mountbatten (Winchester win - 730 points)
18th May - Winchester (Winchester win - 668 points)
23rd June - Winchester (Winchester win - 679 points)
20th July - Worthing (coach is leaving 9am from St Catherine's Park & Ride returning 6.30pm)
The YDL is made up of two different competitions:
- The Lower Age Group (LAG) which is U13 and U15 athletes, so Years 6, 7, 8 and 9.
- The Upper Age Group (UAG) which is U17 and U20, so years 10, 11 and U20 athletes.
The lower age group competitions are on Saturdays and one Sunday. It is a series of 4 competitions across the South of England, two of which are at Winchester in 2019. You can think of the YDL as similar to a football league with promotion or relegation from the league available at the end of the season!
It covers the following athletic disciplines:
- SPRINTS – 75m/150m, 100m, 200m, 300m, plus hurdles and relay races
- MIDDLE DISTANCE – 800m, 1200m/1500m
- JUMPS – Long Jump, High Jump, Pole Vault
- THROWS – Hammer, Discus, Shot, Javelin
The Team Manager (Richard Beck) will select athletes after talking to the coaches to discuss form and fitness and reviewing the latest Power of Ten results. Team selection is then made and everyone competing is sent out an email.
WADAC can select a maximum of two athletes per event, as an A and B string and these will be the strongest available athletes in these events in the club. This is done in collaboration with the club coaches. There are limited non scoring events in the Lower YDL for the 100m and 800m only.
If there are any event gaps that need to be filled these are offered to any athlete attending on the day. That way we get maximum points to secure the highest place in the League. Winchester are in the lower YDL Southern West 2 league for the 2019 season.
We sometimes take a coach (as in a bus!) from Winchester for these events.
For more information about the YDL please see the website - this is where the results are posted a few days after each event.
2019 Season - Southern West 2 Results after three matchesWADAC Lower YDL Team with eyes on promotion
|Type Track and Field|
|Season/Date April to July|
|Age Under 15s Under 13s|
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