Good Luck U17 & U20 Youth Development Team In The Regional/UK Semi Final @ Yate Sunday 28th July

Sunday 28th July sees for the first time ever our U17 & U20 compete in the UK Development League Semi/Regional final at Yate, BS37 7LB
 
They will be up against five top class outfits: Birchfield Harriers; Rugby & Northampton AC: Notts AC; Team Avon & Cardiff AAC. It is sure to be a very tough match and can only be of great benefit and experience to our athletes across all event disciplines, as they will be against different competitors to usual and of a very high standard too.
 
There was a huge effort from the U17/20 team during the three league fixtures to secure their spot, for the first time competing at the regional final in the clubs history. A top 2 finish at Yate would see them go forward to the UK grand final. Congratulations to the athletes, officials & team managers who have supported the team in any of the YDL matches this season. There have been great efforts made by the club in retention of U17 & U20 athletes in the last few years, where drop out rates from the sport are often high, it has been great to see so many athletes involved and all this hard work bearing fruit! 
 
Gaining selection for this team is very tough as we are only permitted to enter 2 athletes per age group in each track event (ie 4 in total) and 3 in each field discipline event across both age groups. Please ensure that you make every effort to represent the club if your team manager gets in touch. A timetable of events is available from your team manager. If selected and not on the team bus, report to your team manager below no later than 1 hour before your first event commences.
 
 
U17 Men (School years 10 &11) Jeff Cooze 079 44 01 18 53 or jeffcooze@hotmail.co.uk
U17 Women (School years 10 & 11) Wendy Slade 079 22 16 45 62 or wendy_slade@sky.com
 
 
U20M (School years 12, 13 & 14) Jeff Cooze 079 44 01 18 53 or jeffcooze@hotmail.co.uk
U20W (School years 12, 13 & 14) Wendy Slade 079 22 16 45 62 or wendy_slade@sky.com
 
 
We are obligated to provide a team of field judges, track judges and timekeepers for the match, if you are willing and available to support the event, please get in touch with our officials secretary Emma, who can be contacted via email on emmaspacey@mac.com or by phone on 079 84 62 85 62