Enter now for Hampshire Track and Field Championships!

Online entries close tomorrow for the Hampshire Track and Field Championships, which are being held on May 14/15th at the Mountbatten Centre,Portsmouth. Postal entries will need to arrive by tomorrow as well. Further information from Electronic timing will be used as well as EDM measurements, so this will be a great opportunity for athletes of all ages to try new events and for PBs!

Upper Age YDL Southampton May 1st Team Selection

The DRAFT team list for the Upper YDL Match at Southampton on Sunday 1st May is published here. The timetable of events can be found hereBelow you will find details for the day. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Selection is based on availability and then Power of 10 rankings. We have had a lot of demand for sprints, as usual, but also for U17 throws, which is excellent. If you have not been selected in your priority event for this YDL match, you may be able to get a slot in your chosen event at a future meeting or at a Wessex League meeting. Everyone who signed up has been selected in at least one event, including non scoring events. If you receive this and your name is not on the team sheet, it is because you have replied that you are not available, or have not replied. 

You will see there are some spaces still - in U20 women generally, and in U17 Men and Women and U20 Men for Middle distance, Throws and some Jumps. Please let me know if you would be happy to have a go at one of those events. You will need to look at the attached timetable to see if it is possible given the timing of your other events. 

* Please note when volunteering to fill gaps that U17s are allowed to enter an U20 Field event if both A & B slots for U17s are already filled and neither are filled for U20 (a maximum of 3 male and 3 female athletes per field event across the two age groups) and U17 athletes can run in the B string of an U20 race IF there is a genuine U20 runner and IF both A & B slot are filled at U17.  nb also A total of four non scoring performances across the day are allowed - this could be one event each for four athletes, or two events each for two athletes, etc.


A Coach will leave from Bar End Car Park opposite the track at 9.15am. £7 per athlete and parent (free to officials and parent volunteers) Please let me know if you want a space on the coach. For those of you driving, please read the following note from the Southampton host manager regarding track address and parking….
The match will take place at the track at Southampton Sports Centre, Thornhill Road,  Southampton, SO16 7AY.
The sports centre is a municipal  facility and used for many different sports particularly at the weekends.  With this still being the transition period between Winter & Summer sports it will be particularly busy on the 1st May, with hockey, football, netball & the ski-slope all in full swing as well as us all at the athletics track.  There are 2 free car parks but I can more or less guarantee that these will both be full and sorry there isn’t room available for coach parking.  Coaches will need to drop off at the top car park which can be accessed from Hill Lane and then return here to pick up.  The track is a short walk down the hill from the car park.  There is a further bottom car park off of Dunkirk Road but this isn’t suitable for coaches.  If the car parks are busy, cars can be parked where you can find a space in the adjoining residential areas.
There is a small stand next to the track but the teams will need to be located in the spaces all around the track.  I am afraid there is little shelter if the weather is unkind to us. Let’s hope it warms up!
The non-premier league UAG timetable will be in effect with the first field events starting at 11.15am and the first track event 11.40am.



Wessex League Winchester

The first Wessex League match took place at Winchester on Sunday and WADAC had a terrific day winning both the Wessex match overall and also the Quad Kids overall.

Wessex- 1st Winchester 447 2nd IOW 435. 3rd Aldershot 395 4th Wimborne 333 5th Bournemouth 6th 202 Poole 88. 

U13G 3rd. U13B 2nd. U15G 1st. U15B 2nd. U17W 3rd. U17W 3rd. U17M 3rd.

Individual winners.

U13G- Emily Smith B 70m Hurdles. Emily Smith A High Jump. Olivia Jones High Jump B.

U13B Iwan Wrey-Brown A 800m. Christian Cumming  A 75m Hurdles. Will Hatfield A Shot.

U15G Ellie Livingstone B 100. Lauren Fall A 200m. Katie Lewis B 200m. 800 A Tallulafh Jeffes A 800m. Maddie Turner B 800m. 4x100 Relay Ellie Livingstone : Lauren Fall : Serena Charles : Zoe Holley.   Tallulah Jeffes A High Jump. Serena Charles A Shot. Sophie Torrance B Shot. Alina Eichhorst A Discus & B Javelin.  Lulu Ginn A Javelin. 

U15B. Jackkapon Khongkhao A 100m. Charlie Brown A 80m Hurdles. Zachary Sherry B 80m Hurdles. Sam Brockway A Shot. Sam Clifton B Shot. Alex Miles A Discus.

U17W Michaela Bettridge A Discus & A Shot. Lucy Torrance B Shot.

U17M Oliver Miles A Javelin.

Quad Kids- 1st Winchester 1670. 2nd Aldershot 1528. 3rd Wimborne 1489. 4th IOW 1408. 5th Bournemouth 492. 6th Poole 460. 

Girls. Team 1st. Emma Shedden 1st (1st Long Jump: 1st 600m) Beth Thorpe 2nd. Alice Eyssens (1st 75m)

Boys Team 1st Billy Brackley 2nd (1st 75m : 1st Vortex) Charlie Hawes 4th (1st Long Jump : 1st 600m)

Thanks must go to everyone who assisted to make the day a success. Dave Sherry for help with Wessex team management, Jane Gandee, Kathryn Miles & Caroline Pearce as scorers. Lee Wrey Brown & Jarryd for looking after the Quad Kids. Anna Goldsmith for officials lunches. Gerry O'Brien for announcing. Shetl Reid for general assistance & acting as "runner". Other "runners" Lisa Quayle,Neville Semple, Alex Miles, Alex Crowhurst-Jones & Tracy Taylor. Kath Scriminger, Anne Jeffes, & Moira West. Apologies if I have missed anyone.

Thanks must go to all the officials, timekeepers etc to have up their tome to assist on the day.

Steve Torrance     




YDL Lower Age Group - School Years 6 - 9 (inclusive)

There has been a very disappointing response for the YDL Lower match, especially from Years 6 & 7 boys, taking place on April 23rd and at the moment we have the following gaps (#):

Each athlete can compete in upto 3 events plus one relay during the day

U13 Boys

75m Hurdles (2) / Shot (2) / 200m (1) / Long Jump (1) / High Jump (1) / 100m (1) / 1500m (2) / Javelin (2) / 4x100m Relay (3)

U13 Girls

Long Jump (1) / 800m (1) / High Jump (1) / 75m (1) / Shot (2) / 1200m (2) / 4 x 100m Relay (1)

U15 Boys

Hammer (1) / 80m Hurdles (1) / Discus (1) / Pole Vault (2) / Shot (2) / 800m (2) / Javelin (1) / High Jump (1) / 300m (1) / Long Jump (1) / 1500m (2) / 4 x 100m Relay (3) / 4 x 300m Relay (3)

U15 Girls

Hammer (2) / 75m Hurdles (1) / High Jump (1) / Pole Vault (1) / Discus (2) / Javelin (2) / Shot (1) / 1500m (2)

We welcome all athletes, whatever standard, to have a go. If we have more athletes available than places on the track or field, we look at PBs to make selections for each event, but there is usually room for everyone to have a go at something they want to compete in.  

Please could you reply to, with the following:

1) your name, age group (U13 or U15), email address
2) Availability for this match
3) Your preferred events, mentioning if one in particular is highest priority
4) Events you would be prepared to compete in for points for the club (we need people to do as many events as possible, even if you are a non expert or beginner).

We have a team coach organised for the day at a cost of £7 per person and prefer athletes to be accompanied by a parent to not only be responsible for their child but to support them and other team members.  If this is a problem please get in touch.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Gary Bettridge
YDL lower Team Manager



Wessex League Team Selection - 17 April - Winchester

Please find below links to the UPDATED team selection for the Wessex League match at Winchester on the 17th April.

Boys Team

Girls Team

If you haven’t been selected for your requested event this time then we will take it into account when selecting the team for the next matches. Our apologies for this.

A= A string;

B = B string;

NS = non-scoring.

Yellow = event requested but not selected for this time.


There are plenty of gaps in the following events:

U13B – all events apart from long jump and relay

U15B – all events apart from shot and relay

U17M and U20M – all events

U13G: B string 1200m : B string Discus : B string Shot : B string Javelin.

U15G: B string High Jump : B string Discus.

U17W: B string High Jump : A & B string 80m Hurdles : A & B string 1500m : B string Javelin : B string 300m : B string Discus.


If you’d like to try another event then please let us know.

Please check spelling and event allocation carefully and then email us ( and if there are any problems. If for any reason your child cannot compete on the day, please send us an email, particularly if they are a scoring athlete, so we can replace him/her.

The timetable can be found here:

Please aim to arrive one hour before your event to warm up and collect your number/letter from the WADAC gazebo. Scoring athletes (A and B strings on the team selection) will be given their letter (W/WW) to wear when they sign in. Non-scoring athletes will receive a number.

Please remember your WADAC vest – you won’t be able to compete without it.

Please park at the Park & Ride – there will be no parking at the track.

Light refreshments will be on sale in the Clubhouse.

Thank you to all those who have volunteered to help out on the day. This really is appreciated. It’s a very busy day and so you will all help it run more smoothly. The link to the list of volunteers is here. Please let us know if there are any problems with this.

Thanks and see you on the 17th,

Kathryn (, Steve and Barrie (