Team Selection for Wessex League Match 1

Here are the team selections for the first Wessex League match on Sunday 27th.

Boys Team Selection

Girls Team Selection

Some events are oversubscribed but we hope that those that weren't selected this time will have the opportunity to compete in the event in a future match.

If anyone is willing to fill any gaps then please let me know. There are gaps in:
• U15 boys discus
• U15 boys hurdles
• All U17 boys events apart from sprints (but non-scorers are welcome)
• We need 2 more boys to make up an U17 boys relay team
• U13 girls discus
• U13 girls high jump
• U13 girls shot
• U13 girls javelin
• U15 girls high jump
• U15 girls hurdles
• All U17 girls events apart from sprints and 800m (but non-scorers are welcome)

The decision as to whether the non-scoring relay teams can compete will be at the discretion of the track referee and will only be confirmed on the day.

You should aim to arrive an hour before your first event to collect your number from the WADAC gazebo and warm up. Vanessa Lowe will be team managing the girls on the day and I'll be team managing the boys. Please make sure you have your WADAC vest with you. 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 check spelling and event allocation carefully and then email me ( to confirm that your child can still participate in each of the events they have been selected for. If for any reason your child compete on the day, please send me an email, particularly if they are a scoring athlete, so I can replace him/her.

There is no parking at the track on the day. You should use the park & ride which is free on a Sunday. The university will be providing refreshments to purchase.

We would be very grateful for volunteers to help with the following please:

• Taking drinks to the officials throughout the day.
• Runners to take the results from the track referee / timekeepers to the scorers.
• Help with the following field events. Each event needs 3 volunteers.
o 10:45 - U15/U17/U20 girls High jump
o 12:00 - U15 boys long jump
o 12:30 - U17/U20 boys long jump
o 13:30 - U15 girls shot
o 14:00 – U17/U20 girls shot
o 14:30 - U13 boys javelin

Please let me know if you can help.

Many thanks and see you all Sunday.

Kathryn –


WADAC StarTrack Event

WADAC welcomed 55 young athletes to the track over three days in the Easter holidays to take part in the club’s first StarTrack event.  With 10 coaches across all disciplines, the athletes covered all the track and field disciplines over the three days.  The objective of the session was to broaden the athletes skills and experience, as well as give them  greater confidence in new events so we can field stronger teams in the Wessex and YDL Leagues this season.

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Sign up for the YDL U13/U15 Match at Ashford on Saturday May 3rd

It’s the first YDL match of the season for athletes in school years 6-9 on Saturday May 3rd at Ashford (Kent). We’re taking a team coach so travel need not be a problem and you can sign up now for a fun day out with some great competition.

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Development Group - Coaches and Helpers required for Wednesday evenings

The Development Group has been running successfully since last September, and aims to provide young athletes the chance to try out a range of running, jumping and throwing events. To continue our preparations for the track season we require helpers and coaches - no experience of athletics is required, but if you have some knowledge of the sport, or are studying PE/Sports Science that would be helpful. We meet on Wednesday evenings during term time at the Winchester track from 6.30 to 8pm.Please contact Karin Gray at if you are interested in finding out more.


Reminder - Sign up for Wessex League Match 1 - 27 April - Winchester

Reminder: the closing date for signing up is Wednesday April 16th.

The first Wessex League match of 2014 is at Winchester and will take place on Sunday 27th April. This provides a great opportunity for young athletes to compete for WADAC in the 2014 Wessex League (

  • Match 1 - Sunday 27th April 2014 at Winchester

Please note that there is an Upper YDL match on the same day which needs to be supported by U17/U20 athletes.

Who can compete?

The competition is open to all Under 13s (Years 6 and 7), Under 15s (Years 8 and 9), Under 17s (Years 10 and 11) and Under 20s (age at 31st August 2014). Note, there is a separate QuadKids competition for Under 11s.

We can enter 2 scoring athletes for each event (in each age category) and in the track events there is the ability to enter additional athletes as non-scorers. There is a maximum of 2 athletes plus one non-scorer per field event (in each age category). The inclusion of a non-scorer for the field events is a trial for the first match only.

I will be looking at performances on Powerof10 but I realise that this is the first match of the season so many athletes won’t have recent times/distances so if you do have more up-to-date information that is not on Powerof10, please email this through to me when signing up.

You must wear your WADAC vest in order to compete.

Which events can I compete in?

You can compete in a maximum of 4 events of which one must be a relay.

Events include: sprints, hurdles, middle distance, relays, long jump, high jump, shot, javelin and discus.

U13's/U15's can only compete in either the 800m or 1500m NOT both.

See the Wessex League timetable ( for a full list of events for each age group.

How do I enter?

Sign-up by Wednesday April 16th by email only to the team manager ( The team selection will be published on April 21st:

Please provide the following details:

Entrance cost is met by WADAC.

Lift Share

There is a lift share facility available in the members part of the WADAC website which I would encourage anyone needing a lift to any of the Wessex League matches to use.

Team Manager: Kathryn Miles -