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YDL

23 April 2013

The inaugural season of the Youth Development League gets underway with the first of four league matches taking place this weekend.

Following competition reviews, feedback and with the support of the Young Athletes League and National Junior League it was decided that the Youth Development League would be formed with an upper age group for under 20 and under 17 athletes and a lower age group for under 15 and under 13 athletes.

There will be a northern, midlands and southern region for the upper age group with a Scotland and Northern Ireland region being added to make four regions for the lower age group.

Following the four league matches there will be promotion and relegation per each of the divisions and National Finals will take place the weekend of 7-8 September at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium.

 

2013 Dates:

 

Upper Age Group (u17 & u20 athletes)

April 28th - June 2nd - June 30th - July 28th

 

Lower Age Group (u13 & u15 athletes)

May 4th - June 1st - June 22nd- July 13th

May 5th - June 2nd - June 23rd - July 28th (Scotland)

May 4th - May 25th - June 22nd - July 27th (Northern Ireland)

 

The National Finals will take place over the weekend of 7-8September at Alexander Stadium, Birmingham.

For more information please visit http://www.ukydl.org.uk/