UPPER AGE GROUP YOUTH DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE (YDL)

FOR THE U17 AND U20 AGE GROUPS

128 teams compete in this Nationwide Competition, which is split into 3 Regions.  Yate athletes compete as part of a composite Avon Team with athletes from Bristol & West and Team Bath. The team competes in the Midland Premier South West Division of the Midland Region.

There are 3 league matches across the season, with the top 3 teams from our division going on to compete in the Midland Regional Final where we could compete against the top 3 teams from the Midland Premier North East Division for a place at the National finals.

Yate Team Managers:

Youth Development League 2021 Upper Age Groups U17 & U20

TEAM AVON

Dear Athlete,

The Youth Development League Upper Age Group is an inter-club team competition for U17 and U20 athletes, though U17 athletes can also take part as U20s.

Four clubs within the Avon area (Bristol & West, Mendip, Team Bath, and Yate & District) have joined together to form a composite team called TEAM AVON.

We have been a highly successful team in previous seasons and want to repeat that performance again and INVITE YOU TAKE PART.

Team Avon will compete against the following teams: Cheltenham, East Wales, North Somerset and Hereford.

Due to the pandemic, there will be no relegation, promotion or national final this season.

Athletes must be first claim members of their clubs to be eligible to compete for Team Avon.

The four league matches for 2021 are as follows:

  • 30 MAY- YATE
  • 27 JUNE – NEWPORT
  • 25 JULY – YATE.
  • 5 SEPTEMBER – HEREFORD

TEAM SELECTION: Lesley Nunn (women) & Sandra Woodman (men) select the team two weeks in advance of the competition. The top two ranked athletes are selected to score. There may be some opportunity to compete as a guest in matches 3 and 4.

It is VITAL that you complete the availability form and return it with your current PBs for your preferred events. We cannot select you if you do not tell us when you are available.

Team selections will be published by email, and athletes are expected to confirm receipt to the Team Managers.

Please make sure you return your availability form in good time to be considered for team selection.

We are looking forward to a very successful 2021!

Best wishes,

Sandra Woodman – Sandra@swoodman.co.uk

Tel: 01761 415316 or 07745166966

Men’s team manager

Lesley Nunn – nunn.lesley@googlemail.com

Tel: 01454 312059 or 07713770478

Women’s team manager