This is the highest level of competition in which the Junior part of the club competes.
The Lower YDL junior team enjoyed a very successful season, Results for Lower YDL 2019, winning all four matches and finished top of the league with 28 points. We have been promoted to the South West 1 League.
Fixtures for 2020 are:
16th May - Away match (K2 Crawley)
6th June - Home match (Winchester)
18th July - Away match (Thames Valley)
8th Aug - Away match (Guilford)
Due to the Olympics UK Athletics have moved the YDL fixtures May - Aug for 2020.
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 take place on Saturdays. It is a series of 4 competitions across the South of England, one which are at Winchester in 2020. 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 1 League for the 2020 season with (8 teams) WADAC, Camberley & District, Windsor Slough & Eaton, Guildford & Godalming, Portsmouth, Bournemouth, Horsham, and Wimbledon.
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.
Any question please contact me via - firstname.lastname@example.org
|Type Track and Field|
|Season/Date April to July|
|Age Under 15s Under 13s|
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