The Youth Development League is the premier club competition for young athletes.
The lower age group (LAG) section of the league caters for under-13 and under-15 athletes.
This year we will be competing in the Midland Premier Division South/West against Cardiff AAC, Cardiff Archers, Cheltenham & County Harriers, Swansea Harriers AC and Yate & District.
The fourth and final match for the top three teams will be against the top three teams from the Midland Premier Division North/East at Cardiff. The bottom three teams will compete at Swindon against the top teams from Division 1 to determine which teams remain or secure promotion to the Division.
THIS YEARS COMPETITIONS WILL BE HELD AT THE FOLLOWING VENUES
Match 1 Saturday 22nd April 2017 at Yate and hosted by Yate & District
Match 2 Saturday 20th May 2017 at Yate, hosted by Bristol & West/Mendip
Match 3 Sunday 18th June 2017 at the Prince of Wales Stadium and hosted by Cheltenham
Match 4 Saturday 15th July 2017 at Swindon or Cardiff and hosted by Swindon or Cardiff AC
HOW MAY I COMPETE IN AN EVENT?
If you are available and wish to compete contact your team manager ASAP. 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.
In addition to the two scoring competitors we may have a further two athletes in the 75 metres/100 metres and 800 metres for both Under-13 and Under-15 boys and girls. Good news for the sprinters and 2 lap runners
The Bristol & West AC age group team managers are:
Under-13 Girls – Ashley George, 07730 597444 firstname.lastname@example.org
Under-13 Boys – Ashley George 07730 597444 email@example.com
Under-15 Girls – Sarah Clarke 07795 015981 or 01454 620385 firstname.lastname@example.org
Under-15 Boys – Dave Clarke 07540 628175 or 01454 620385 email@example.com
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.
Offers of help will be most welcome from older athletes and parents .
We continue to compete as a combined Bristol & West AC and Mendip AC team. Members of each club wear their own vests for individual events but for relays a common vest has to be worn.
In previous years the meetings have not been as local as for 2017 and it has been necessary to arrange coach transport. The decision on whether to arrange transport will be reviewed closer to the time. The possible option is for a minibus to be hired .
Additional Information is contained in the letter below:
AGE GROUPS AND SCHOOL YEARS
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