Track and Field
The Club competes as a team in a number of track and field leagues throughout the summer that cover all age groups and abilities. Members are also encouraged to enter themselves as individuals in the various championship and open meetings that feature during the season. Below is a summary of the different leagues, championships and open events.
Track and Field Leagues
Southern Athletics League
For U17, U20, Senior and Veteran age groups
These events are open to everyone and participants can compete on a single or multi event basis. We can field 2 scorers in each event and there is also room for non-scorers in this League. This is a great opportunity to try out something new in an enjoyable and friendly team environment. The meetings start at 12 noon and the club usually arranges mini buses to travel to the venue. Supporters are also welcome.
National Youth Development League – Upper age group
For U17 and U20 (school years 10,11,12,13 and 14 if born after 1st Jan)
National Youth Development League – Lower age group
For U13 and U15 (school years 6,7,8, and 9)
2 Athletes will be selected for each event so speak to your Coach or contact Phil Baker on 01243 533784 or email email@example.com if you wish to be considered.
Sussex U15 League – West Division
For U15 (school years 8, and 9)
The Sussex Track and Field U15 League comprises of two divisions. Each division has their own three matches followed by a Grand Final in September where both divisions come together. Matches are hosted on Friday evenings start at 6.00pm. All U15’s are welcome to come along and take part, there are non scoring events so everyone can compete. This is a good league for new members to gain their first experience of competing.
Sussex U13 League – West Division
For U13s (school years 6 and 7)
As with the U15’s, the Sussex Track and Field U13 League comprises of two divisions. Each division has their own three matches followed by a Grand Final in September where both divisions come together. Matches are hosted on weekday evenings and the grand final, the climax of the U13 track and field season, is on a Sunday in September. All U13’s are welcome to come along and take part, there are non scoring events so everyone can compete. This is a good opportunity for new members to gain their first experience of competing. The older or confident U11’s may attend and gain competition experience. Evening matches start at 6.30pm and run until around 8.30pm.
For more information for all league events or to confirm your attendance please contact Phil Baker on 01243 533784 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CHAMPIONSHIPS including Sussex and South of England
Members will have to enter themselves and this needs to be done well in advance, as no entries will be accepted on the day. There will be a fee to enter. Athletes will need to enter as a member of the club and wear a club vest.
Please do let the club know if you have attended any of these events together with results and any photos so that we can feature your achievements on the website. Check the Sussex Athletics website for details of all the County and SEAA events including the exact closing dates.
The key Sussex events are listed below:
Sussex T&F Championships U15 (school year 8 and above) to Veterans. This event also includes a Minithon for U13 (school years 6 & 7)
Sussex Masters T&F Championships - Veterans
Sussex U13 T&F Championships + U11 QuadKids Championships - U13 (school years 6 & 7) and U11 (school year 5)
Sussex 10,000m Championships - Seniors and Veterans
Sussex Combined Events Championships + Steeplechase - U13 (school years 6 & 7) to Veterans
Open Track and Field Events
There are also many open events throughout the season. As the name suggest these event are open to anyone. Most allow entry on the day so you can often just turn up and compete but please check. Pre entry is also often possible and sometimes cheaper than paying on the day. This is a good way to gain competition experience in a more relaxed environment.
Open meetings are usually hosted by individual clubs and entry is directly through them. Details of events can be found on the Sussex and Hampshire Athletics websites. For events further afield take a look at www.openmeetings.co.uk