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.
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
(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
(29th September)Level 1 Officials Courses
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
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
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)
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).
(20th Jan 2017)