Results Croydon YDL Sunday 24 July


Congratulations to all WADAC U17s and U20s who competed at the final YDL match of the season on Sunday.

Full results are now on Power of 10.

While WADAC found it hard to keep up with other clubs' points tally on the day - the long journey, school holidays and injuries meant many gaps on the teamsheet - we did enough across the four matches to come 5th overall, which is an excellent acheivement given the strength of the competition and that we had only just been promoted to SW Div 1. (nb Kingston, Camberley & Woking, Croydon, Southampton, Winchester, Brighton & Team Sussex, in that order).

Highlights include:

* WADAC scored 300 points - 16 points scored on average by every one of the 18 athletes competing - equivalent to winning 2 events each and more! We also got 55 points thanks to the officials who volunteered.

* Winners from WADAC on the day included the double for Josh Goble (LJ & TJ) and Ed Hill-King (Hammer & Shot), 1500m for James Heneghan and 200m for Abigail Dennison.

* More athletes competed in four events than ever, pushing themselves outside their comfort zone and succeeding, as well as working harder for their team. Highlights in this category included Javelin PBs for Dominic Ringrose-Voase and Ed Hill-King and Hammer PBs for Ellise Mathieson & Izzy Gray. Thrower Oliver Miles and Jumper Lara Goldsmith ran third leg relay and Ed Hill-King upheld the end of season tradition of his running second leg in 4 x 400m.

* Electronic PBs for Abigail Dennison and Thomas Gillespie in both 100m & 200m, electronic PB for Josh Goble and Kanya Mtshweni in 100m (the latter in a race won by the Croydon English Schools Champion athlete in 10.89 seconds!)

* First and promising recorded performances for Josh Woodhouse in 800m and Maisie Vamos in Triple Jump.

All in all, a very successful final day. Thanks to all who supported us.



Final YDL Team List Croydon


Final team list

Here is the final team list for Sunday 24 July in Croydon.

Coach leaves Bar End 8.30 am


Caris, Tema Manager mobile number 07771 900562 


Earlier Coach Leave Time for YDL This Sunday 24 July Croydon

I am confirming with Coach company that COACH can depart at 8.30!!! This is half an hour earlier than previously published. The journey is to West Norwood Croydon Satdium, which takes longer to get to.

The team list is posted below. If you are not on the list but can compete - let me know: 

If you signed up and are not on the list - my error - everyone who signed up can compete - please let me know.

For those driving:

Venue – Croydon Sports Arena, Albert Road, South Norwood, SE25 4QL.

Parking - If you are travelling direct by car – please drive through the car park to the back and park on the overflow in the field. We need to try and keep the car park free for the coach vehicles.

nb The roads are narrow on the approach to Albert Road. Avoid the Spring Lane bridge as it is a weak bridge.

Public Transport – The Arena tram stop is next to the track, which is 10-15mins from East Croydon rail station.

Regards, Caris

Team List.



Hampshire Athletics Grand Prix - Entries Close Weds 13 July

This year’s Hampshire Athletics Grand Prix will take place at Basingstoke on Wednesday 20 July.  We’re expecting another exciting evening with many athletes achieving personal bests.

Events for all age groups from Under 13s to Seniors start at Down Grange from 17:00, including paced 800m and 3000m races.

Entries close Wednesday 13 July.  Go to the Hampshire Athletics website -  to enter online or download an entry form.


Sign-up for the final 2016 Lower YDL U13 & U15 (School Years 6-9) 16th July

We are now taking sign-ups for the fourth & final YDL match of the season for athletes in school years 6-9 on Saturday 16th July hosted by Vale of Aylesbury AC at Hemel Hempstead.

After yet another valiant effort from the athletes that came to our third match we are currently placed 6th in the division which is fantastic considering the disappointing number of athletes. For those of you that haven't already signed up for this match please let me know whether or not you are able to come and compete for WADAC and what you would like to be considered for. Please bear in mind that some events prove very popular.

Vale of Aylesbury Athletics Club
Dacorum Athletics Track
Jarman Park
Hemel Hempstead

As with all the other lower YDL matches 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 - we also have a few parents who help as chaperones if needed - please let me know when you sign up.

We look forward to welcoming back those of you that helped the team achieve another fantastic 6th at Bedford despite a disappointing turnout and all new athletes who have heard how much fun we had and wish to compete. The emphasis on the day is to have fun and support the rest of the team.

The events for the day are: Event timings can be found on Page 2 of the timetable via the following link:

Each athlete is allowed to do up to a maximum of 3 events plus 1 relay

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 by 9th July

Email me and let me know which age group you are in, which events you would like to do, any you wouldn't mind having a go at (sprints are always the most popular), if you need any seats reserving on the coach and how many. 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 let me know e.g. events you would like to have a go at but have never done before, we will do our best to help you learn the basics.

email Gary Bettridge


The team coach will depart Winchester about 8.45am and return about 6.30pm. Costs are £7 per person. Let me know when you sign up how many places on the coach you would like. Gentle reminder that ALL children competing in U15s (and under) must be accompanied by a responsible adult at events. To make it easier, one parent may volunteer to be responsible for a number of children, as long as this is confirmed to the Team Manager at the time of entering the competition.

We look forward to hearing from you! Any questions please either get in touch or pop over to see me at the track Tuesday & Thursday evenings and most Saturday mornings.

Gary & Michaela
Team Manager + Assistant
YDL Lower Age Group

Don't forget to also sign-up for the next Wessex match taking place on 10th July.