U13/U15 Reminder to Sign up to YDL Match Sat 30th May

Following our fantastic 2nd place finish last time we would love to see as many of you as possible sign up for the next YDL U13/U15 (School Years 6-9) match which is taking place at Perivale Stadium, Ealing on 30th May.

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.

The events for the day are:

U13G (years 6 & 7)

Hurdles, 75m, 150m, 800m, 1200m 4 x 100m relay, shot, javelin, long jump, high jump

U13B (years 6 & 7)

Hurdles, 100m, 200m, 800m, 1500m 4 x 100m relay, shot, javelin, long jump, high jump

U15G (years 8 & 9)

Hurdles, 100m, 200m, 300m, 800m, 1500m, 4 x 100m relay, 4 x 300m relay, shot, javelin, hammer, discus, long jump, high jump, pole vault

U15B (years 8 & 9)

Hurdles, 100m, 200m, 300m, 800m, 1500m, 4 x 100m relay, 4 x 300m relay, shot, javelin, hammer, discus, long jump, high jump, pole vault

Sign Up

Email us and let us know which age group you are in and which events you would like to do. If you are not sure what would be the best events for you, have a talk with your coach first. Also if there is any extra information, e.g. this is the only match you can make because you are usually at school on a Saturday morning, let us know and we’ll try and accommodate you.

U13 (boys and girls) email Gary Bettridge

U15 (boys and girls) email Claire/Brendan


The team coach will depart Winchester at 8.15am and return about 7.30pm. Costs are £7 per person. Let us know when you sign up how many places on the coach you would like.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Claire, Brendan and Gary



Sign up for Wessex League Match 2 - 14 June - Winchester

The second Wessex Young Athletes Track and Field League match of 2015 is at Winchester and will take place on Sunday 14th June. This provides a great opportunity for young athletes to compete for WADAC:

This is our home match and we will need lots of help on the day. An email will be sent out separately with more details.

Wessex League Match 2 - Sunday 14th June 2015 at Winchester

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 2015). Note, there is a separate QuadKids competition for Under 11s.

We can enter two scoring athletes for each event (in each age category) and in the track events there is the ability to enter 5 additional athletes as non-scorers. There is a maximum of two athletes plus one non-scorer per field event (in each age category).

If necessary, we will give priority to those that signed up for the YDL but failed to make selection.

You must wear your WADAC vest in order to compete.

Which events can I compete in?
You can compete in a maximum of four events of which one must be a relay.

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

U13s/U15s 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?
Due to personal commitments of the team managers, we are asking people to register early for this match. Please sign-up by Tuesday June 2nd by email only to the team managers: For the boys, email Kathryn on and for the girls, email Barrie/Steve on The team selection will be published a few days after the deadline.

Please provide the following details:
- Name of the athlete
- The event(s) that you would like to be entered for (see the timetable
- Age group that you qualify for (U13, U15, U17, U20)

Entrance cost is met by WADAC.


Upper YDL Team Sheet and Last Call - Portsmouth - Sat 16 May

Here is the team list for WADAC for the YDL match next Saturday May 16th at Mountbatten Stadium, Portsmouth. Please remember club vest and spikes!

The post code is PO2 9QA.  Ample parking is available, if you are driving. There is also a cafeteria available in the centre as well as full changing facilities.

The attached revised timetable, where the 3000m will be a combined race at 1325 and the pole vault will also be combined at 1130, will be used. Some events are at slightly different times from last meeting. The timetable has been compressed so that we finish earlier and will allow teams that are travelling any distance to get home at a more reasonable time.  This timetable has been used in our previous matches and does work.

Please can I have volunteers from any parents who are attending with their athlete, to help in field event officiating? WADAC is in charge of officiating at Men's High Jump (12.45) and Women's Discus Throw (14.30)

I will send out details of coach departure time from Barr End Park & Ride Car Park in the next couple of days. Please can you let me know if you will be travelling on the coach, so we know to wait for you! £7 per person, so much cheaper than petrol!)

Last Call for U17 & U20 Athletes for next Saturday (16th) at Mountbatten Stadium

Anyone who has not yet signed up, but who wants to compete for WADAC in YDL Upper Age Group match next Saturday in Portsmouth, please email me in the next couple of days. Team sheets will be finalised and sent to host club on Thursday.

We have the following gaps - please do let me know if you can fill any of them!

  • U20 Women - gaps in all events EXCEPT Javelin and Long Jump
  • U20 Men - Gaps in all events EXCEPT 100m, 200m & 1,500m
  • U17 Women - Gaps in: 300m, 800m, 3,000m, Steeplechase, 300mHurdles, Triple Jump, Polevault
  • U17 Men - Gaps in: 1,500m, 3,000m, Steeplechase, Polevault

 Email me, Caris Stoller, on if you are interested. Timetable here.  





YDL Lower Age Group Match 1 Results Saturday 2nd May

We just wanted to say a big ‘thank you’ to everybody who came and competed at the first YDL Lower league match on Saturday at St. Mary’s. Despite the number of gaps we had in the team, especially in Under 13 Boys, we finished a very impressive 2nd to the host team earning almost as many points in one match as we did the whole of last season!!

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Wessex League Match 1 Results

On Sunday, the first Wessex League match of the season took place, with over 70 WADAC athletes competing. The U15 girls and boys teams were almost full which is great to see. The U13s had relatively small teams and the results reflect this so we would encourage any U13s to sign-up for future matches of both the Wessex League and the YDL.

There were many PBs and many wins for Lauren Fall, Serena Charles, Freya Brannigan, Abigail Dennison, Bea Fair, Poppy Clements, Lucy Torrance, Sophie Ridley, Alex Miles, Alex Harrison, Tom Gillespie, John Honigmann, Tom Mannion, Andrew Wilson, Charlie Steggall, Tom Hayward, Kieran Horan, Dominic Ringrose Voase, Matthew South, Harry Tosen, Ryan Cousins, Kanya Mtshweni, Edward Hill King, U13 girls relay team, and the U17 men relay team. Special mention should go to Tom Gillespie and Lauren Fall who achieved an AAA Grade 1 in their events.

WADAC finished 3rd overall and the age group results were as follows:

U13 girls: 3rd

U13 boys: 5th

U15 girls: 2nd

U15 boys: 2nd

U17 women: 4th

U17 men: 2nd

The results will be posted on the Wessex League website and on Powerof10:

Thank you to all our officials and parent helpers.

The next Wessex League match is on Sunday 14th June in Winchester.