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In January 2013, through an initiative set up by UK Athletics, the existing National Junior Athletic League and the National Young Athletics League amalgamated to form the UK Youth Development League for athletes under 20 years of age.

The management of the new league was formed by utilising existing committee members in key roles, from the previous leagues.

A number of changes have taken place and the current management can be found on the contacts page.

Following the 2014 AGM Norma Blaine MBE retired as Chair to become the leagues first president with Grace Hall taking over as Chair.


Upper Age Group

Match One       2nd May - Cancelled

Match Two       30th May

Match Three    27th June

Match Four      25th July

Match Five       5th September (provisional)

Lower Age Group

Match One       24th April - Cancelled

Match Two      15th May - Cancelled

Match Three   5th June   

Match Four     17th July  

Match Five      4th September (provisional)  

LAG Scotland

Match One      25th April - Cancelled

Match Two      16th May - Cancelled

Match Three   20th June

Match Four     1st August


22.11.2021. Committee Vacancies.

Following the retirement of Joyce and Lorraine from the YDL committee we are now short of volunteers to fill the roles of Southern and Midland coordinators.

Roles and responsibilities for these positions can be found on the contacts page.

Anyone interested in filling the vacancies should contact the league chair.

Clubs/teams within these areas should contact the league administrator with any other league queries.

21.11.2021. AGM.

Yesterday  20th November the League held it’s first AGM in two years due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

Two of it’s serving committee members retired from their positions.

Joyce Tomala, Midlands Coordinator pictured with Grace Hall Chair.

Lorraine Vidler, Southern Coordinator who due to other commitments could not be present.

Many thanks to both ladies for their outstanding contributions to the league and we wish them well for the future.

10.11.2021. Latest fixture dates for 2022 from CWG.

Upper Age Group.    24th April,    29th May,    26th June,    7th August.

Lower Age Group.    8th May,       21st May,    3rd July,       30th July.

09.11.2021. AGM Covid Protocols

With the rise in Covid cases recently the League Management felt it necessary to protect all AGM attendees by putting safety precautions in place. Please see Covid Protocols……Here

04.11.2021. Northern Structures 2022

Please find proposed Northern structures for 2022.      Upper          Lower

02.11.2021. AGM Documentation.

Please find below all relevant documents for the 2021 AGM.

Agenda          Chairs Report          Administrators Report          Finance Officers Report

Annual Accounts 2020          Annual Accounts 2021          Draft Minutes 2019

Procedural Guidelines for AGM.

25.09.2021. Annual General Meeting.

Notice is hereby given that the 2021 Annual General Meeting of the League will be held at the Holiday Inn, M6 Jct7, Birmingham on Saturday 20th November 2021 commencing at 1100 hrs.

09.09.2021. Fixture Dates for 2022.

News. Please read the two items of information re the 2022 YDL fixtures, and respond to the people identified, if you feel it appropriate.

          YDL Information re 2022 Fixtures                  YDL Dates for 2022

14.06.2021. League Record.

Congratulations to Fleur Todd-Warmoth of Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC, the only record broken in match 1, YDL UAG, in the U17 women 3000m, the 1st new league record since 2019!

01.06.2021. Timetables.

Please note that amended timetables for clarity, uploaded to web on documents page.

01.06.2021. Team Managers Portal.

Team managers please note that when declaring athletes on the TM portal to only enter athletes for the events which are timetabled. See timetables on documents page.

29.05.2021. Updated on below.

The below mentioned fixture is now to be held at the University of York Sports Centre, hosted by Leeds City.

29.05.2021. Urgent Notification.

Please note : the UAG Yorkshire North 30th May fixture scheduled at John Charles Stadium, Leeds is cancelled.

This is due to travellers on site cutting the electric supplies.

09.05.2021. Structures.

Structures updated with latest hosts and venues.

20.04.2021. Structures.

Updated structures for North, Midlands & South (UAG & LAG) added to web site. Awaiting confirmation for Scottish LAG.

17.04.2021. Addendum to Competition Rules 2021.

Please note that an addendum to the 2021 Competition Rules has been added to the documents page alongside the Competition Rules.

The addendum covers rules and governance relating to Covid regulations.

17.04.2021. LAG Timetables amended.

31.03.2021. Timetables

Timetables for 2021 added to Documents page.

08.02.2021. Provisional Northern Structure & Venues

Follow the links to the provisional Northern Structures,    UAG      LAG   Amended 4th Mar.

03.02.2021. Covid Officer

Questions are often asked as to the role of and training for a club based Covid Officer Assistance may be found by following the link

28.01.2021. Fixture Proposals 2021

Following receipt of the Corona Virus Questionnaire a working party from the YDL Committee was set up to formulate proposals for fixtures in 2021.

To view these proposals ……click here

28.01.2021. Annual Report 2020

Due to the ongoing pandemic it was impossible to hold our AGM, however an Annual Report and Accounts were produced and sent out to clubs.

Annual Report & Accounts……click here

20.12.2020. 2021 Provisional Dates.

After the turbulent time of 2020, it’s likely that 2021 will not be without its challenges too.

We are quite determined to put on competition for all our member clubs and their athletes but it’s not yet clear what form that will take.

We’ve asked clubs for their input via a questionnaire and thank all those who took the time and effort to send them back; their opinions and suggestions are most valuable as we acknowledge that each club’s circumstances differ across the country, and we wanted an individual insight into those differences. We will be scrutinising the returns carefully to put together a competition structure.

Ideally we would prefer to offer a structure similar to what we’ve offered in the past, our Plan A, but fully accept that this may not be practicable for 2021, and so will look at suitable alternatives which may themselves have to be flexible to cater for the varying Covid restrictions around the regions.

What we do currently have in place are all the dates which have been added to the UKA calendar for YDL competition:

At the moment, this looks like:

 LAG: Sat 24 April; Sat 15 May; Sat 5 Jun; Sat 17 Jul

 UAG: Sun 2 May; Sun 30 May; Sun 27 Jun; Sun 25 Jul

We have also been allocated the weekend of Sept 4/5 which has traditionally been our finals weekend.

27.11.2020. YDL in Numbers……Download


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