Our junior members carry on the club tradition of competing in Track & Field competitions. Here are the age-group club records last updated in 2018.
We provide them with opportunity to represent Harriers and compete in a range of competitive local, regional and national events including both team competitions and individual championships. There are also locally-hosted track meetings through the summer and details will be posted of those when available. (Useful links are: West Yorkshire Athletics League and the York Summer League)
All athletes will have an account on the Power of 10 website and individual results from every official competition will be uploaded. It is worth checking out your PBs and what the competition is up to! There is also the Amateur Athletics Association (AAA) standards to aspire to. Click here to view the AAA standards booklet for 2019-20.
A lot of our junior members also compete for their schools in the English Schools Athletics Association (ESAA) track and field individual and cup competitions. Results are available on the ESAA website shortly after competitions.
UK Youth Development League (YDL)
As an affiliated club, we compete in the UK Youth Development League (YDL) athletics league promoted by England Athletics. The athletes enjoy mixing with and competing at different track venues against athletes from across the North East of England. We compete at u13 (school years 6&7) and u15 (school years 8&9). The format comprises a full day of athletics events for different age groups with two boys and two girls per team per age group event. Further details and this year's results are available on the YDL Athletics website.
Dates for 2019 UK Youth Development League (Lower) (U13-15) North Premier East:
Meet 1: Saturday 27th April 2019, Hull
Meet 2: Saturday 18th May 2019, Gateshead
Meet 3: Sunday 22nd June 2019, Rotherham
Meet 4: Saturday 20th July 2019, Preston
Teams will be chosen through the season by the club coaches and team manager Mark Bryant. Team managers will contact athlete's parents/carers directly about team selection.
North-East Youth Development League (NEYDL)
We also enjoy competing in the North-East YDL League that is arranged to support local clubs in the north-east region. This provides good opportunity to allow more children to participate and experience the fun of team competitions. We compete at u13 (school years 6&7), u15 (school years 8&9) and u17 (school years 10&11).
2019 Dates for NEYDL U13-15-17 Division 1:
Meet 1: Sunday 28th April 2019, Hull
Meet 2: Saturday 18th May 2019, Hexham
Meet 3: Sunday 23rd June 2019, Middlesbrough
Meet 4: Saturday 20th July 2019, Morpeth
Jayne Sorrell and Christian Dickson are the girls and boys team managers respectively for the NEYDL teams this season. They will contact athlete's parents/carers directly about team selection.
Senior Track Team Northern League Division 4 North east.
Meet 1: Sunday 19th May 2019, Leeds
Meet 2: Sunday 16th June 2019, Middlesbrough
Meet 3: Sunday 14th July 2019, Morpeth
Meet 4: Saturday 10th August 2019, Whitley Bay
For U17 and U20 and Seniors (school year 10 and upwards)
Team selection is by Jon Ireland.