League Preview: YDL (Lower)

In a little under two weeks, Dartford Harriers will be competing in the first league match of the Youth Development League (Lower). This page is intended to provide more information about the league for eligible athletes in the U13 and U15 age groups.

What is the Youth Development League (Lower)?

The YDLL is a track & field athletics league for Under 13s and Under 15s (i.e. school years 6 to 9).  Dartford Harriers AC competes in the South: Central 2 league, which includes 4 fixtures locally in Surrey, London and Hertfordshire against 6 other athletics clubs.

Who do we compete against?

  • Belgrave Harriers
  • Hercules Wimbledon AC
  • Herts Phoenix AC
  • Holland Sports AC
  • Reigate Priory AC
  • Team Hounslow AC

When and where are the fixtures?

All fixtures take place on Saturdays and start at 11:30. All dates are available on our event calendar but we have summaried the dates specific to this league below.

DateEventLeague / CategoryVenue
YDLL - Match 1Youth Development League (Lower)
Match 2Youth Development League (Lower)
Match 3Youth Development League (Lower)
Match 4Youth Development League (Lower)

How do I know if I am classified as a U13 or U15?

  • Under 13s = athletes aged 11 or 12 years old on 31st August 2019 (i.e. school years 6 & 7)
  • Under 15s = athletes aged 13 or 14 years old on 31st August 2019 (i.e. school years 8 & 9)

Please note, only first claim athletes are eligible to take part (i.e. athletes for whom Dartford Harriers is their only/primary club).  All participants must be fully paid up members with current annual membership for year 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020.

What events are there, and at what times?

Please refer to the online timetable for further information.

How do I get involved?

Please register your interest with team manager, Helen Nyberg-Mitroi by email or calling 07789 242131.

For ALL correspondence, please include the following information within the email title (or in the opening line of the text message)

  • Full Name
  • EA Registration Number (URN)
  • Age Group
  • Event(s) of interest
  • Personal Bests (if available)

Providing this information from the outset for each correspondence will avoid unnecessary delays.

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