Club Involvement in the Youth Development League (Lower Age Group)

This is the first season of the new Youth Development League (YDL) and the club has been placed in the highest Division known as Premier Division 1 for the Lower Age Group section of the league which caters for under-13 and under-15 athletes. In all matches we compete against Birchfield Harriers, Cardiff, Nottingham, Rugby & Northampton and Swansea Harriers. The top two teams qualify for the National Final on Saturday 7th September 2013. The bottom two teams are relegated to Premier Division 2.

HOW MAY YOU COMPETE IN AN EVENT?    

If you are available and wish to compete contact your team manager. We are restricted to two people in each event. The selection policy is to choose the best athletes available for the YDL and those not quite so good or new to the sport then get preference for the Avon League fixtures.

TEAM MANAGERS

The Bristol & West AC age group team managers are:

U13 girls                                 – Hilary Nash              07875-560754 or 0117 9861244

U15 girls                                 – Paula Songu            07813-559006 or 0117 9396288

U13/U15 boys                       – Simonne Lowrey     07868-732158 or 0117 9615980

Coordinator                           – Hilary Nash              07875-560754 or 0117 9861244

Help with team management will be appreciated; so offers of help will be most welcome and should be addressed to Hilary Nash. Changes to the management team will be notified to the respective age group(s) affected. This is a composite team so there will be assistance from Mendip team managers and officials.

OFFICIALS

We have to provide a minimum of seven officials and the majority are parents volunteering or being volunteered to help! Each active official scores 5 event points for the team (max. 35 points).

            A timekeeper                         Previous experience not essential

            A track judge                         Previous experience not essential 

            Lead Field Judge                  Must be a qualified and experienced official

            Field judges x 4 minimum    Previous experience not essential

The number of field judges varies from three to five depending on the event allocated. Again if you are prepared to act as an Official please contact Hilary Nash.

For full details of the Club’s advice on our involvement in the Youth Development League Lower Age Group please see the following link:

http://www.bristolandwestac.org/downloads/track-and-field-competitions/national-youth-development-league/.