Commonwealth Games Derbyshire Athletics congratulates Niamh Emerson (Amber Valley & Erewash AC) on winning the Heptathlon bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. A truly tremendous performance. DA also congratulates her coaches, parents and grandparents. Just to think that Niamh started her athletics career competing in the Derbyshire Mini Leagues (Sports Hall and Track & Field). Congratulations too to Alicia Barratt for making the 100mH Final. It is a pleasure to congratulate the three England Commonwealth Games representatives from Derbyshire Alicia Barratt (Chesterfield & District AC) in the 100m Hurdles, Niamh Emerson (Amber Valley & Erewash AC) in the Heptathlon and Jessica Turner (Amber Valley & Erewash AC) in the 400m Hurdles. Congratluations to the athletes, their clubs, coaches and families. (13th April)
To Coaches of U15 athletes (School Years 8 and 9). I am running this Countywide Triple Jump Development morning. Please inform any athletes and their parents who might be interested. Application deadline Saturday 17th March. Triple Jump Development Morning Saturday 31st March 2018 Rutland Sports Park Track, Ilkeston 9.45am to 12.00pm Target Group - Boys and Girls U15 (School Year, 8 and 9) The event is FREE Coach: Joe McColgan, Experienced Triple Jump Coach and former international athlete. This event is open to young athletes who compete for Derbyshire based clubs or for clubs outside Derbyshire who are eligible to compete in the Derbyshire County Championships. Triple Jump is included in this years County Championships for both Boys and Girls U15 Application Form under Courses banner above. (1st March 2018) Track & Field Championships 2018 The entry form for the T&F Champs is now available under the Championship banner above. Copies will be forwarded electronically to Club Secretaries. Please note the deadline for close of entry (Friday 20th April) and the comments in red re sending a Stamped Addressed Envelope (SAE) and we MUST have the entrants county qualification on the entry form for future information when passing details for Inter-County entries. (1st March 2018) CAU Cross Country 2018 Please find the cross country teams for the 2018 CAU Championships on Saturday 10th March at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough. CAU CC Derbyshire Teams 2018 is located under Intercounties/CAU Cross Country. Please be aware that the County is in need of Team Managers, preferably of the same gender as the athletes (we have 3 currently and need 7 more). Any team which does not have a Team Manager is liable to be withdrawn by the County. If volunteering please reply to the email address above or contact Alan Domleo or Barry Parker by Friday 2nd March. (5th February) UK Youth Development League (YDL) It seems that at their recent AGM the YDL has amended its Rules regarding the use of clubs 2nd Claim members in the Upper Age Group. YDL clubs can use, from 2018, extra 2nd claim members provided the athletes’ first claim club is not a member of the YDL. Chesterfield & District AC and Derby AC are current members of the YDL. Chesterfield competes in both the Northern competitions (Upper and Lower Age Groups).Derby AC’s u17 and u20s (Upper Age Group) will compete in the Midlands Premier League in 2018 and the Lower Age Group compete in the Midland competition. No 2nd claim members are allowed in the Lower Age Groups. Any member of any other club who would like to join either of these clubs for extra Track & Field competition would be welcome under the amended YDL Rules. (6th December) 2018 County Cross Country Championships The list of received entrants for the County Cross Country Championships up to 18th November can be viewed under the Championship banner above.
( 19th November) The entry forms for the 2018 Cross Country Championships at Shipley Park, Heanor on 6th January have been sent to all County Club Secretaries. It is also available here under the Championships banner above. Please do not leave entry to the last minute - we have lives to lead too - and keep to the closing dates. Please help us to help you! (30th October 2017)
Level 1 Officials Courses Details for the Level 1 Endurance and Track & Field Courses in October & November can be found under the Officials banner above. Please note that application must be on the official application form obtainable from the England Athletics website - wwww.englandathletics.org/officials
Dates for the Derbyshire Athletics Sportshall Mini League have been announced. This inter club series for U11, U13 and U15 age groups takes place at Queens Park Sports centre, Chesterfield. All matches start the first events at 1.30pm. See your local Derbyshire club for how to take part. Match 1 29th October 2017 Match 2 12th November 2017 Match 3 3rd December 2017 Match 4 17th December 2017 Match 5 28th January 2018 Match 6 25th February 2018 Regional Final at Grantham on 11th February. The Derbyshire team is selected from performances at matches 1 - 4.
Dates and venues of the Mini League Cross Country matches will be announced once confirmed. Derbyshire Institute of Sport
The Derbyshire Institute of Sport (DIS) are welcoming applications from Derbyshire sportsmen and women. All athletes who hope to be part of the programme for 2017 - 18 need to apply during the current window. Applications close on 7th July. The application form is online at http://derbyshireis.co.uk/get-involved/athlete-application/ . Key criteria and standards are given on the DIS website. All athletes must be currently performing in the U17 age group and above as a minimum requirement. There are currently 11 Derbyshire athletes receiving additional services such as physiotherapy, strength and conditioning support via the DIS bases across the county. (20th June 2017)
Officials The most recent update re Officials can be read under the Officials banner. If you wish to makwe any further comments please contact the respective Officials Secretaries - Mike Heffernan (Track & Field) and/or Barry Parker (Endurance).